U.S. LNG project developer NextDecade and international environmental standards company Project Canary have launched a joint pilot project for monitoring and certification of the GHG intensity of LNG.

NextDecade, Project Canary premier GHG measurement framework
Courtesy of NextDecade

With this project, the companies want to enable LNG’s greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring, reporting, and independent third-party measurement and certification.

The pilot project will focus on LNG sold from NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG export facility in the Port of Brownsville, Texas.

Project Canary deploys its TrustWell certification process, which scores across four categories – air, water, land, and community – and assigns ratings based on independent review and data analysis. The process is to confirm that each element of the natural gas value chain (from the wellhead to the ship at Rio Grande LNG) has achieved low emissions targets and utilized the highest standards of environmental performance.

This partnership has a goal to enable the development of a responsibly sourced natural gas supply chain from producers in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale and independent, third-party certification of the GHG intensity of LNG.

Matt Schatzman, NextDecade’s chairman and CEO, said: “Project Canary’s independent measurement and certification platform will provide transparency and give confidence to our customers who are increasingly focused on securing low greenhouse gas-intensive LNG.”

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