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Press Release: The Sniffers’ Methane Accounting Program wins the Energy Institute Environment Award

Balen, Belgium, 26 November 2020 – The Sniffers is pleased to announce that its Methane Accounting Program has received the Energy Institute Environment Award 2020.

After being shortlisted in the category ‘Environment’ together with two submissions of oil & gas major Saudi Aramco, The Sniffers came out as winner during the virtual award show, which was held on Thursday 26 November.

It is reassuring that energy leaders and the jury see the importance of a dedicated source-based approach to identify, quantify, and reduce methane emissions. This award represents our team´s relentless work to help our clients with managing their methane emissions to the atmosphere. We want to thank the Energy Institute for this recognition, and we look forward to helping more oil & gas players with our Methane Accounting Program, especially with the recently published Methane Strategy by the European Commission.

Bart Wauterickx, CEO, The Sniffers

The Sniffers´ Methane Accounting Program helps clients with minimizing methane emissions by identifying, and quantifying emissions, and defining improvement actions. The program delivers up to 70% reduction of methane emissions in one year using a source-based methodology with fit-for-purpose technologies.

More about The Sniffers

The Sniffers is a global service provider in emission management and pipeline integrity programs for the oil, gas and (petro)chemical industry. They realize their customers’ environmental, sustainability, and integrity ambitions with emission monitoring projects and pipeline integrity services. As an international service provider, they executed over 8.000 successful projects and have 30 years of experience in the industry.

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More about the Energy Institute

The Energy Institute is the not-for-profit chartered professional membership body bringing together expertise to tackle urgent global challenges. Responding to the climate emergency while meeting the energy needs of the world’s growing population calls for energy to be better understood, managed and valued. This ambition is at the heart of our social purpose.

We are a global, independent network of professionals spanning the world of energy, convening and facilitating debate, championing evidence and sharing fresh ideas, giving voice to issues of concern and where necessary challenging the industry we work with.

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