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First author, Dr Paul Balcombe describes the findings from the report in this video.

White Paper 1 CoverThe Sustainable Gas Institute’s first White Paper is a comprehensive evidence-based review of the available data on both methane and carbon dioxide emissions from the natural supply chain.

It is a review of 250 current papers on the topic in order to assess our current knowledge of emissions globally, and to identify where there are gaps in our understanding.

The paper provides recommendations with the aim of assessing and improving climate mitigation potential at each stage in the chain.

Dissemination

Please cite the paper as:

Balcombe, P., Anderson, K., Speirs, J., Brandon, N., and Hawkes A. (2015) ‘Methane & CO2 emissions from the natural gas supply chain report’ Sustainable Gas Institute, Imperial College London.

Dissemination

Blog posts

12/10/16 – BLOG: Tackling methane’s contribution to climate change  – a blog post by Dr Paul Balcombe from IPIECA-OGCI Workshop on the SGI website

20/10/16 – BLOG: Building a cleaner natural gas supply chain – a post by Dr Paul Balcombe from Gastech on the SGI blog.

Citations

Journal papers

07/10/16 – The Natural Gas Supply Chain: The Importance of Methane and Carbon Dioxide Emissions – ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng (Journal)

20/01/16 – P. Balcombe, N.P. Brandon, and A. Hawkes, Characterising the distribution of methane and carbon dioxide emissions from the natural gas supply chain, Journal of Cleaner  Production, Volume 172, 20 January 2018, Pages 2019-2032

Launch event

The evening commenced with a welcome by the Institute’s Director, Professor Nigel Brandon followed by a 30-minute overview of the report from the lead author, Dr. Paul Balcombe.

The panel members include:-

· Professor Dave Allen from University of Texas Austin
· Stephen Tindale of Climate Answers
· Liz Rogers, Vice President of Environment Upstream at British Petroleum (BP)

Podcasts

06/02/16 – Paul Balcombe on the future of Natural Gas in the U.K Converstations on the Future of Energy and Climate Change (archived)

Presentations and Conferences

2017

07/17 – GIE & Marcogaz. Methane emissions industry meeting. Methane Emissions from the Gas Supply Chain: distributions and climate metrics. Madrid. Invited.

06/17 –  Enagas. Core LNGas Hive, Barcelona. Natural Gas Supply Chain Emissions. Barcelona. Invited.

05/17 – Shell. Shell London. The Distribution of Methane Emissions from the Natural Gas Supply Chain. London. Invited.

05/17 – Imperial College London. Imperial Business Partners Event. Methane and CO2 Emissions from the Natural Gas Supply Chain. London. Invited.

03/17 – UNECE. UNECE Group of experts on gas. Methane Emissions from the Gas Supply Chain. Geneva. Invited.

03/17 – Imperial College London. International Gas Union Meeting. Evidence of Methane Emissions from the Gas Supply Chain. London. Invited.

03/17 – International Gas Union. IGU Methane Workshop. Keynote: The Distribution of Methane Emissions from the Natural Gas Supply Chain. London. Invited.

2016

15/02/16 – Seminar at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (formerly Department of Energy & Climate Change)

03/02/16 – Seminar at Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

07/03/16 – STEM for BRITAIN Exhibition – Posters by early-career research scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

03/16 – Imperial UK Energy Research Council (UKERC) General Meeting

18/03/16 – Determining the distribution of natural gas supply chain emissions at Imperial College Chemical Engineering Postdoc Symposium

21/03/16 – Methane emissions from the natural gas supply chain at 3rd Session Group of Experts on Gas at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

26/11/16 – Complexity and risk in the energy sector – Annual networking meeting of the Institute of Physics Nonlinear and Complex Physics Group

2015

24/09/15 – White Paper 1: Carbon dioxide and methane emissions in the natural gas supply chain – Launch

16/09/15 – Gastech Conference & Exhibition in Singapore

13/09/15 –  – International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) workshop

30/11/15 – Methane and carbon dioxide emissions from the natural gas supply chain: an evidence assessment – Seminar for The Sussex Energy Group

16/12/15 – 6th UNECE Gas Centre Industry Forum, Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Press

01/11/15 – Understanding methane emissions from the natural gas industry – Oil & Adjacent Gas (archived)

01/02/16 – A Matter of Urgency – Petroleum Review 

26/11/15 – Sustainable Gas: The Key to a Lower Carbon Future? – RigZone 

16/03/16 – How big a problem are methane emissions and what can we do about it? – Gastech News (archived)

Sustainable Gas Insitute's First White Paper Launch Event