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.

Methane Detectors Challenge reaches milestone with Statoil and Quanta3 – press release  

Statoil becomes the first energy producer to purchase and install new solar-powered technology device to continuously detect methane leaks, reduce emissions and minimize waste.

Methane Detectors Challenge launches first installation with PG&E – press release 

California’s PG&E installed innovative methane detection technology to continuously detect methane leaks, reduce harmful emissions and minimize 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