IEA to Use GHGSat Data in Globally Recognized Methane Tracker

GHGSat is collaborating with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and making aggregated facility-level high-resolution data from its satellites available to integrate into its reports, starting with the Global Methane Tracker 2023.
GHGSat is providing the IEA with measurements performed by its constellation of six satellites at individual industrial facilities around the world. This unique insight into methane emissions directly attributable to sites will help the IEA generate an increasingly accurate picture of methane emissions from the energy sector.
The IEA’s mission is to work towards a secure and sustainable energy future with governments, industry, civil society and other stakeholders. Its Global Methane Tracker is the reference for information on the scale of the challenge – and the opportunity – posed by methane emissions from the energy sector. The report also provides a roadmap for the Global Methane Pledge, highlighting areas where progress has been made and others where improvements would increase impact.
GHGSat’s constellation has made over 550,000 facility measurements and identified nearly 8 Mt of methane emissions worldwide across industries in 2022. The accurate data on industrial methane emissions will complement other datasets used in IEA’s analysis and the Global Methane Tracker. With five more methane satellites to be launched in 2023, GHGSat expects to bring even more emissions insights to the discussion.
Speaking about the collaboration, GHGSat President Stephane Germain, said, “IEA’s Global Methane Tracker provides the clearest view available on methane emissions from the energy sector around the world every year. 
“Contributing our unique facility-level measurements will help provide even deeper insight into IEA’s analysis. This is a great opportunity to enhance our global understanding of methane emissions and we look forward to growing this collaboration over the years to come.”
Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist at the IEA, said, “The IEA’s Global Methane Tracker brings together the best and most up-to-date empirical data to provide a holistic picture of methane emissions globally. Satellites are providing a major boost to our understanding of the level and nature of methane emissions, and I am delighted that we are able to draw on the insights and data available from GHGSat’s array of satellites in this year’s update of the Tracker.”
Source: GHGSat