The Methane Mission

We already certify 10 bcf per day of the world’s gas – approximately 2.5% of the global gas market.

Our goal is to get to 100% within the next decade.

MiQ’s approach aligns with the Global Methane Pledge, as we transition to a world run on clean energy.


Learn more MiQ is an independent, not-for-profit Foundation established by RMI and SYSTEMIQ to facilitate a rapid reduction in methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.

What is the MiQ Standard?

Our standard drives climate action: creating incentives for the drastic reduction of methane emissions across the oil and gas sector, by delivering a thriving market for certified natural gas.

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Most recent adopters

North Louisiana, USA East Texas, USA
Poker Lake, New Mexico, USA
Haynesville Shale, USA Appalachia, USA

Latest News & Insights

Northeast Natural Energy Announces it has achieved certification through MiQ

NNE is the first West Virginia- based company to achieve independent certification under both the MiQ and Equitable Origin Standard Certification includes all of NNE’s West Virginia production NNE’s Methane Emissions performance qualifies for an “A” grade CHARLESTON, W.Va– January 20, 2022 – Northeast Natural Energy (NNE) today announces that it has received an “A” […]

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EQT Obtains Equitable Origin and MiQ Certifications of a Majority of its Natural Gas

EQT’s Certified Natural Gas Comprises 4.5% of U.S. Natural Gas Production EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT) has certified a majority of its natural gas production under both the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development, which focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, and MiQ methane standard. EQT’s certified natural gas production now comprises 4.5% of all natural gas produced in […]

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Guesstimating emissions: Let’s stop now

Why does it matter? ‘Guesstimation’ works for some things. For example, how many tennis balls would fit in a bus? You could probably guesstimate that. Or to work out how many gallons of white paint are sold in the U.S. every year. Or, if you really wanted to know, how many square feet of pizza […]

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation achieves grade “A” MiQ and EO100TM certification for its legacy Haynesville shale operations

Certification supports Chesapeake’s pledge to reduce methane and greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity and achieve net-zero direct greenhouse gas emissions OKLAHOMA CITY, December 21, 2021 – Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CHK) is the first company to certify Haynesville natural gas operations jointly under the MiQ methane standard, and the EO100TM Standard for Responsible Energy Development, which […]

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MiQ Registry

Are you an energy buyer, producer or auditor? Register for free access to the digital MiQ Registry of certified natural gas.

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Read the frequently asked questions below that cover the who, what, why, when, and where of MiQ.

1. What does MiQ stand for?

MiQ stands for Methane Intelligence.

2. What is MiQ?

MiQ has one simple goal: rapidly reducing methane emissions in the oil and gas sector by certifying natural gas. 

MiQ has developed a Standard that provides a robust, transparent, and reliable grading method (A-F) to certify natural gas according to its methane emissions performance during production. 

The Standard assesses three criteria: 

  1. Methane intensity 
  2. Monitoring Technology Deployment 
  3. Operating practices that promote a culture of emissions management and continuous improvement 

MiQ accredited independent auditors perform the assessment and MiQ issues tradeable certificates. These certificates are stored on the MiQ Digital Registry. 

As a Foundation, our work is not for profit. 

3. How do MiQ Certificates work?

Certification assesses methane emissions from upstream natural gas production, natural gas (including associated gas) produced at onshore and offshore facilities, and by the end of 2021, along the full supply chain including LNG and pipelines.   

Producers will be awarded a grade across an A-F scale to reflect the variations in the methane intensity of gas produced at different platforms. The table below shows the levels we use to grade: 

MiQ and its auditors assess the methane emissions at facility (asset or platform) level.  

Our granular approach can also mean that different facilities operated by the same company can end up with a different grading. This will help producers improve the right assets or components within their facility. 

For each unit (1 MMBtu) of gas produced at a certified facility, the producer will receive an MiQ certificate in their account on the MiQ Digital registry monthly.

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