Andrew Baxter explains how satellite data in 2023 will be used to detect methane emissions and leaks

Andrew Baxter, Director Energy Transition, Environmental defence Fund talks to Arun Shankar, Editor GEC Media Group about the launch of one of the most technologically advanced orbiting satellites for detecting methane emissions in 2023. The focus is on the early stage of the oil and gas industry transition and the immediate and actionable steps they can take to reduce methane emissions from their operations. In 2023, the satellite will cover 80% of the global oil and gas industry, agriculture, coal and waste operations. The pixel resolution is 1KM X 1KM in swathe sizes of 200 KM. The satellite can detect with unprecedented accuracy what is the methane concentration and what is the leak rate of methane in these locations. 60kg of glass onboard the satellite spectrometer helps to detect the methane absorption and leak rate from sunlight reflected from the surface using various algorithms to compensate for other factors.

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