EU Methane Regulation compliance
The EU Council and the EU Parliament reached a provisional political agreement on a regulation on tracking and reducing methane emissions in the energy sector on November 15th, 2023.
The regulation introduces new requirements for the oil, gas, and coal sectors to measure, report, and verify methane emissions, as well as putting in place mitigation measures to avoid such emissions. This includes detecting and repairing methane leaks and limiting venting and flaring. It also puts forward global monitoring tools to ensure transparency on methane emissions from imports of oil, gas, and coal into the EU.
The provisional agreement now needs to be endorsed and formally adopted by both institutions. Final details on the legislation are expected in the coming weeks.
Plan and perform your emissions surveys now, secure the necessary resources, and ensure compliance with the upcoming EU Methane Regulation. Our experts are ready to support you.
Intero - The Sniffers is an ISO 17025 Laboratory Accredited third party
With our ISO 17025 612-TEST Laboratory Accreditation from Belac, the Belgian accreditation body, and 389-TEST from Israc, Israel’s accreditation body, we ensure that the detection of leaks, the individual quantification of a leak, and the quantification of the overall emission of the installation to the atmosphere is fully in compliance with the outstanding legislation.
Through this accreditation in Belgium and Israel, we guarantee accurate and reliable emission data as a third party.
How we help you comply
1. Inventory of all components
We make a full inventory of all components using cloud-based emission management software. We select the correct emission factors for your assets, your emission categories, or your source types. The result is a complete emission report that complies with the regulation.
2. Find methane leaks on source-level & underground pipelines
Our technical specialists perform surveys directly at the source for all source types, taking into account the detection limit. Our pipeline inspectors also detect leaks on buried pipelines using cars. We then determine the correct (manufacturer) emission factors. After remonitoring, our software generates a complete emission report.
3. Find methane leaks on site-level
The regulation also requests you to measure methane emissions on site-level and then aggregate both the source-level and site-level data. This is in line with the OGMP 2.0. Together with our partners, we perform site measurements using drones, remote sensing devices for continuous monitoring, and satellites.
4. Compliant reports
There are several requirements of what should be included in the reports. Our reports meet these requirements by default. Moreover, cloud-based emission management software SFEMP generates them automatically.
Emission management software
According to the latest draft of the regulation, LDAR reports must reach your authorities within one month after each LDAR survey has been performed. Records of all identified leaks should be kept for at least ten years.
To meet these requirements, we use emission management software SFEMP during the measurement campaigns. This software application was designed to support you through the full emission management process from scope setup to follow-up on your methane emission targets.