Mirico, a leading provider of greenhouse gas emissions monitoring solutions, has joined the “Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative” to support energy companies’ efforts to curb the warming impact of operational methane emissions. The initiative is spearheaded by The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a consortium led by the CEOs of major oil and gas companies from around the world. Mirico joins these companies in an ambitious global effort to eliminate the industry’s methane footprint by 2030.
Mirico quantifies greenhouse gas emissions (such as methane and carbon dioxide) across entire industrial sites with a single instrument, through continuous, wide-area monitoring. Operating reliably even in inclement weather, data is collected and analyzed in real-time, delivering quick insights to operators about site emissions. Automatic alerts are raised upon detection of anomalous events, accelerating response times, reducing maintenance costs and minimizing emissions.
Working towards near zero methane emissions from oil and gas is a top priority for OGCI. Methane is far more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, but it stays in the atmosphere for a shorter time. Preventing, detecting and eliminating methane emissions now can therefore result in an important near-term reduction in the pace of global warming, supporting other decarbonization efforts. Eliminating methane emissions from the upstream oil and gas industry represents one of the best short-term opportunities for contributing to climate change mitigation.
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