Methane Detectors Challenge

The Methane Detectors Challenge (MDC) is a groundbreaking partnership between Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), oil and gas companies, U.S. based technology developers, and other experts. This collaboration aims to enable oil and gas companies to detect and fix methane leaks in real time.

MDC Statoil press release  

Statoil, technology developer and EDF partner to deploy innovative methane detection device new technology to continuously detect methane leaks, reduce emissions and minimize waste.

MDC PG&E press release 

California’s PG&E installs innovative methane detection technology new technology developed for EDF’s Methane Detectors Challenge will continuously detect methane leaks, reducing harmful emissions and minimizing waste.

Why Methane Matters

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and the primary component of natural gas. In its first twenty years, methane has more than 80 times the global impact of carbon dioxide. The largest source of methane emissions in the U.S. and globally comes from the oil and gas industry. The good news? This can be fixed, benefitting both business and the environment.


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 The Impact of Collaboration & Innovation