Using satellites to track methane emissions is suddenly a hot topic – why now? The article explains why this new paradigm is arriving at the perfect time to unlock the future of natural gas.
(It’s Not Just) Reason 1: Methane Leaks = Lost Revenues; (It’s Not Just) Reason 2: Minimizing Accidents; (The Biggest Reason Is) Reason 3: Minimizing Financing Risk..
“..Bluefield Technologies of Palo Alto, Calif. Its CEO, Yotam Ariel, has formed a team of scientists and engineers who are designing a satellite the size of a backpack to spot the distinctive patterns of sunlight that is reflected from small emissions of methane on Earth..”
“Palo Alto, California-based Bluefield Technologies Inc. plans to launch a fleet of satellites that can detect methane emissions, a technology that has the potential to catch leaks at oil and gas facilities or monitor climate-change commitments by nations..”