Impact of the EU Methane Strategy With the European Commission’s announcement of adopting a new “Methane Strategy” from the 20th of October of 2020, the European Union took a big step forward towards their commitments with the European Green Deal and Paris Agreement. The communication sets out a strategy for reducing methane emissions, critical for the European Union to have a realistic approach towards fulfilling their established global climate targets. The European Union has made a strong, clear and explicit commitment to fight climate change and become climate neutral by 2050. With a proposed cut of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. This would also require up to 37% methane emission reductions by 2030. In 2021, the Commission will present a legislative proposal on compulsory measurement, reporting and verification for all energy-related methane emissions. In addition, such legislation will include an obligation to improve leak detection and repair (LDAR) of leaks on all fossil gas infrastructure, as well as any other infrastructure that produces, transports or uses fossil gas. LDAR obligations will address flaring efficiency as a priority, in order to tackle emissions from venting and flaring.
How can TP-Europe help you to achieve these requirements? First of all, on behalf of the entire company we want to show our full support and immense appreciation towards the work being performed by the European Commission and the incredible impact it is making on our world. TP Europe has many years of experience in emission measurement and reporting of the Oil & Gas sector, while following the EPA Method 21 with flexibility towards specific national law and regulations. We utilize the best available techniques on the market and are striving daily to come up with new innovation towards undertaking emission detection and reporting. With our expertise and know-how in the sector, innovative technologies and our experienced team, we can provide any company interested to get ready for upcoming legislation or wants to follow the OGMP 2.0 reporting framework, to create customer based solutions and meet user needs. If you are interested in learning more and how you can be ready for upcoming legislation, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Info: Andres Alconchel MSc Eng. International Sales Manager