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    Enagas Signs UN 'Guiding Principles'


Spain's Enagas has become the 14th company to sign the 'Guiding Principles' on reducing methane emissions.

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Enagas Signs UN 'Guiding Principles'

Spanish gas grid Enagas has signed the 'Guiding Principles' on reducing methane emissions across the natural gas chain, becoming the 14th company and the second European gas grid operator to do so.

It said July 11 that its signing highlights Enagas's work in this sector over many years, for instance its perfection of the detection of methane emissions with the support of its start-up firm Vira Gas Imaging, a manufacturer of infra-red cameras, and through Enagas's collaboration with different associations on related study and research.

Its counterpart in Italy, Snam, signed the principles two weeks ago. Previous signatories are BP, Chevron, Eni, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Gazprom, Qatar Petroleum, Repsol, Shell, Total, Wintershall and Woodside. They were developed by eight international and trade organisations, including UN Environment, and they were first signed by eight of the companies above in November 2017.

Enagas is also pioneering ways at its LNG terminals in Spain to recycle cold that would otherwise be wasted, for instance in the storage of goods.