MiQ Certification enables operators to credibly demonstrate their commitment to reducing methane emissions, and a determination to be transparent and accountable for their product and processes.
Our use of third-party auditors means we are also not conflicted by profit.
The Standard compromises 3 pillars, operating in conjunction to obtain an overall assessment (A-F grade) of methane emissions of the gas produced at a certified facility. Each pillar mutually reinforces the others, while any differences must be reconciled during audits and monthly checks.
What requirements does MiQ’s Standard look at?
Methane Intensity – The MiQ Standard uses the Natural Gas Sustainability Initiative (NGSI) protocol for calculating the methane intensity of natural gas, or robust alternative methodologies.
Company Practices – The MiQ Standard requires operators to deploy monitoring technology at source and facility level (bottom up and top down) to detect unintended methane emissions, specifying frequencies and minimum detection levels.
Monitoring Technology – The MiQ Standard requires operators to deploy monitoring technology at source and facility level to detect unintended methane emissions. As the grading increases, operators will be required to implement best practices, leading to more robust methane emissions management.
Learn how MiQ Certification creates concrete incentives for your operations to constantly improve and meet the market’s demand for cleaner and more transparent energy.