A multitude of studies related to climate change and methane emissions are being produced from domestic and global perspectives, and exciting new scientific discoveries are occurring at an unprecedented rate.

With such a vast amount of information being released—some of which are contradictory—there is a need to understand how these studies relate and how the enormous amount of data can be leveraged to gain an improved understanding of atmospheric methane concentrations and its relationship to activities of the natural gas industry.

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Differences between Calculated and Actual Emissions

CMR Program Manager Dr. Chris Moore discusses what goes into calculating methane emissions in regulatory reporting programs and emissions inventories along with some key differences between those calculations and how much methane is emitted to the atmosphere.

Calculated vs. Actual Methane Emissions Part 2 – Reconciling with Veritas

In this second video in our series on the differences between calculated and actual methane emissions, Dr. Chris Moore discusses at a high level what it takes to compare measurements that a company has made with their existing calculated emissions. He introduces the GTI Energy initiative, called Veritas, that is attempting to develop protocols for doing just that, across all of segments of the natural gas supply chain.

View the U.S. House of Representatives report, Seeing CH4 Clearly: Science-based Approaches to Methane Monitoring in the Oil and Gas Sector, discussed in the video.

Validation of Remote Sensing Natural Gas Leak Detection

Prepared for the U.S. DOT, PHMSA, OPS

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Case Study on New Mexico Methane Strategy – EMNRD Methane Waste Rule

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The U.S. EPA is considering changes to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program

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Recent study points out inequities in numbers of leaks across urban areas


The Center for Methane Research (CMR) provides a centralized, industry-wide technical and policy support resource focused on the presence, measurement, and potential impacts of methane in the atmosphere, highlighting the interconnected role of natural gas production, delivery, and use.

Development of this “wellhead-to-burner-tip” industry resource provides a common platform of technical understanding that can be used in the decision-making process in support of balanced policy decisions that impact the environment, industry, and ultimately the consumer.