NextDecade, Project Canary launches GHG measurement, the certification framework


NextDecade Corp. and Project Canary have formed a joint pilot project for independent third party monitoring, reporting and measurement and certification of the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for sale from NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG export facility in the Port of Brownsville, Texas.

Project Canary is focused on providing independent, reliable and continuous emissions monitoring data and associated technologies to assess environmental performance along the energy value chain. In its pilot with NextDecade, the first in the global LNG industry, Project Canary will deploy its TrustWell certification process to confirm that every element of the natural gas value chain – from the wellhead to the Rio Grande LNG ship. – achieved low emissions targets. and used the highest standards of environmental performance and social responsibility. This partnership will allow the development of a responsible source natural gas supply chain with the main producers of the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale and the independent certification by a third party of the GHG intensity of LNG.

“NextDecade is committed to working with sustainable producers who seek to deliver responsibly sourced natural gas to Rio Grande LNG,” NextDecade President and CEO Matt Schatzman said in an April 19 statement. “Project Canary’s independent measurement and certification platform will provide transparency and confidence to our customers who are increasingly focusing on securing low greenhouse gas intensity LNG. Reliable, competitively priced LNG and responsible environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive, and we are pleased to work with Project Canary to set a new, higher standard for the delivery of low-greenhouse gas emission LNG. greenhouse in markets around the world.

Last month, NextDecade announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, NEXT Carbon Solutions, is developing one of the largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in North America at Rio Grande LNG. NEXT Carbon Solutions’ CCS project at Rio Grande LNG is expected to capture and permanently store more than five million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. The combination of responsibly sourced gases and the expected reduction in carbon dioxide emissions associated with NEXT Carbon Solutions’ CCS project is expected to enable Rio Grande LNG to produce the lowest lifecycle LNG GHG on a Franco-Canadian basis. onboard and be the greenest LNG project in the country. world.

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“The differentiated responsible source gas market is growing rapidly globally as customers, investors and regulators seek, push and reward energy produced to the highest environmental standards,” said Chris Romer , co-founder and CEO of Project Canary. “We are proud of the important and growing role we play in implementing our independent technologies to help our customers and look forward to supporting NextDecade and the companies involved in its natural gas value chain in improving performance. environmental, by guaranteeing compliance with regulatory standards and compliance with commercial commitments. ”

A Denver-based B-Corp, Canary Project provides monitoring data for emissions and related technologies throughout the energy value chain – from the production, transportation and marketing of responsibly sourced natural gas. Project Canary’s TrustWell certification is the premium standard for responsibly sourced gas. The Trustwell â„¢ certification, which scores in four main categories of responsibility – air, water, land and community – awards ratings based on independent review and rigorous data analysis and has been involved in over 85% of transactions. responsible origin gas in the United States to date. Project Canary has achieved more than 5,500 TrustWell certifications, of which more than 1,000 are ongoing, and by mid-2021, approximately 400 real-time emissions monitoring units will be deployed.

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