The effort will develop accurate and verified methane emissions intensities and the necessary protocols to calculate measurement-informed methane emissions for natural gas systems
GTI has launched Veritas, a differentiated gas measurement and verification initiative to accelerate actions that reduce methane leakage from natural gas systems.
The effort brings together scientists, academics, environmental organisations, certification organizations, and industry participants to demonstrate emissions reductions in a consistent, credible, and transparent way.
The initiative will develop accurate and verified methane emissions intensities and the necessary protocols to calculate measurement-informed methane emissions for natural gas systems.
"Looking out to mid-century, we anticipate continued robust demand for low-carbon gases. We also see lowering methane emissions as imperative for enabling the vital role that natural gas will serve in low-carbon energy systems. Establishing a measurement-informed and transparently-developed standard that all stakeholders can rely upon will increase confidence that those actions are reducing methane emissions," says Dr Paula Gant, SVP for Strategy and Innovation at GTI.
"We are developing protocols and methodologies that best-in-class companies can use to demonstrate methane emissions reductions. Market participants and observers desire a consistent approach to measuring and verifying emissions, and this initiative will enable credible, consistent methodology throughout the natural gas supply chain," said Dr. Margaret Coleman, Veritas Executive Director and Director for Data & Digitalization at GTI.
Reducing methane emissions is a this-decade opportunity to slow the rate of global warming, and leading companies and organisations are hard at work on this opportunity.
An array of new technologies and solutions are increasingly available, but the market lacks a consistent, credible, verifiable, and transparent methodology for assessing the effectiveness of those technologies and practices in reducing methane emissions.
Veritas convenes diverse stakeholders to develop technical protocols and a widely accepted methodology to quantify methane emissions, including: The Methane Intensity Protocol, The Measurement Protocol, The Reconciliation Protocol, The Supply Chain Summation Protocol, and The Audit and Assurance Protocol.