The Article from A Satellite to track Methane Gas Emissions – Fight Climate Change.
An environmental group called the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced on April 11 that it has planned to develop its own satellite, MethaneSAT, particularly to measure the emissions of methane gas from human activities.
Controlling and reducing methane emissions in the oil and gas field globally is the only fastest way to put chains on the climate changes, along with the efforts to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions. EDF plans fight this serious climate threat by providing a fully transparent and reliable worldwide data on methane emissions.
EDF claims that its satellite will be able to produce more precise data than the existing satellites and sensors, on the emissions of methane in different fields including the oil and gas facilities. There are about 50 major regions of oil and gas which makes up for 80 percent of the production of methane globally, and the EDF has plans to monitor all 50 of them, by visiting them in intervals of 7 days or less. The data collected by the MethaneSAT will be made freely available by the organization.
The MethaneSAT project will be run by Tom Ingersoll, who was Skybox Imaging’s former chief executive.