Discover signals that might anticipate shifts in market sentiment.

Methane plume detected from space. Sempra Energy (SRE) Aliso Canyon Disaster (2016); Photo: NASA Earth Observatory

Methane plume detected from space. Sempra Energy (SRE) Aliso Canyon Disaster (2016); Photo: NASA Earth Observatory

Remote detection of methane super emitters

The oil and gas industry is the #1 emitter of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Our live MethaneScan™ "newsfeed" provides transparency – in near-real-time via satellite – on the top North American methane super emitter facilities owned by publicly-listed energy and power companies.

Methane emissions are extremely deleterious to climate stability, and may be a key indicator of wasteful, inefficient energy businesses with poor governance. Super emitters, in particular, are likely to have above average exposure to legal liability, regulatory/compliance and reputation risk, as well as accidents. Therefore, the highest emitting companies may be candidates for short positions (or divestment) by traders and investors versus cleaner operating peers and alternatives.

  • Members may access MethaneScan™ newsfeed data to discover actionable trading signals
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Super emitter newsfeed delivers environmental risk data as signals to traders and investors – in near real time before it is generally known – in a format that seamlessly integrates with your workflow

Human or automated traders and portfolio managers can use MethaneScan™ in several different ways, including:

  • Hedge fund, energy and algorithmic trading – Enhance rules-based strategies with automated circuit breakers which may anticipate price volatility and directional movements based on early indicators of methane emission anomalies
  • Market making – Widen spreads or pull quotes when significant negative news impacting a given company or its peers is anticipated
  • Engagement – Trigger efforts by large institutional investors such as pension funds and mutual fund managers to affect directional change at given companies or their peers via shareholder resolution, proxy votes, disclosures, or other pressures.