Partnering to Reduce Methane Emissions
As Sempra Energy works to shape a net-zero future, we are committed to improving the sustainability and efficiency of our energy infrastructure that serves 36 million consumers across our family of companies. Recently, we joined two organizations that will help advance knowledge of methane emissions across the energy sector and identify ways to mitigate emissions impact.
Sempra LNG Joins CAMS
Sempra LNG recently joined the Collaboratory for Advancing Methane Science (CAMS), an industry-led research consortium formed to better characterize and understand methane emissions.
“We are excited to join this alliance of forward-looking companies that are working together to more effectively identify and reduce methane emissions across the natural gas value chain,” said Lisa Glatch, president and chief operating officer of Sempra LNG. “Sempra LNG is committed to creating sustainable value not only through the safe and responsible operation of the LNG pipelines and liquefaction infrastructure we own, but also investing in innovative research to reduce emissions in other parts of the LNG supply chain.”
CAMS member organizations work together to understand how methane emissions impact all levels of the oil and gas value chain and while proactively exploring mitigation strategies. The Methane Emission Estimate Took (MEET), one of the first projects conducted by the collaborative, simulates methane emissions from production, allowing operators to evaluate effectiveness of various detection and mitigation strategies. The project leverages advances in methane-sensing technologies, data sharing, and data analytics to provide comprehensive and near-continuous monitoring.
Sempra Energy Joins One Future
Earlier this year, Sempra Energy joined Our Nation’s Energy Future (ONE Future) coalition, an organization comprised of companies focused on working together to help reduce methane emissions and overall carbon footprint.
“As we work to mitigate methane emissions across the Sempra family of companies, we look forward to engaging with ONE Future and other member companies to identify and implement innovative solutions to help address some of our industry’s toughest challenges,” said Sharon Tomkins, vice president of sustainability for Sempra Energy. “These efforts will help further our goals to deliver sustainable value and enable the delivery of affordable, lower-carbon energy to millions of consumers.”
The ONE Future Coalition is collectively working to achieve a science-based average rate of methane emissions across their facilities equivalent to 1% (or less) of total natural gas production.