Friday, March 24, 2023

Kellas Midstream Installs Project Canary Continuous Emissions Monitoring at Teesside CATS

Kellas Midstream, the BlackRock and GIC backed company responsible for transporting 40 percent of the U.K.’s domestic gas production, announced today that it has deployed continuous emissions monitoring at its Teesside Central Area Transmission System (CATS) terminal in partnership with Project Canary®, a U.S.-based SaaS-focused ESG data analytics firm. The ultra-sensitive Canary sensors have been installed at multiple points around CATS to precisely detect, monitor, and measure methane emissions at the site level in real-time.

“We’ve spent the last four years providing U.S. companies with innovative emissions data to facilitate demonstrable environmental performance changes. With Kellas, we’ve found the right partner to take our commercialized climate-tech for high-performance emissions monitoring to Europe”

  • Emissions monitoring technology is key to Kellas’ near-term carbon intensity reduction strategy and ESG leadership.
  • This pioneering monitoring technology allows Kellas to better understand if and when they have emission events and map any trends to enable rapid intervention.
  • Rigorous technology review identified only one product, Project Canary, that was ready for commercial operation.
  • Project Canary provides direct continuous (real-time) & accurate (to 0.25ppm) measurement of methane through ultra-sensitive Project Canary sensors installed at multiple locations around CATS facility.

In 2021, a significant proportion of U.K. energy demand was fulfilled by oil and natural gas.

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Continued investment in oil and gas is necessary to ensure a smooth energy transition. Even the most optimistic forecasts for adopting renewable energy sources predict that the U.K. will continue to need and use hydrocarbons for decades to come. As hydrocarbons continue to play a critical role in the U.K.’s energy mix, energy security and ESG leadership are becoming even more important for both the economy and the environment. Kellas is committed to meeting this demand responsibly and maximizing visibility and transparency for all stakeholders–including the government, owners, and the local communities in which it operates.

“Kellas supports the North Sea Transition deal’s commitment to decarbonization. We must lead the way in reducing carbon intensity in our own operations,” said Andy Hessell, Managing Director of Kellas. “We have achieved a 25 percent reduction in carbon intensity in our existing operations over the last few years and aim to make further significant reductions by the end of the year in 2024. Project Canary’s technology enables us to precisely measure our performance, drive improvement, and minimise the potential for methane emissions from the gas we transport for our domestic consumers.”

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