“Natural gas is recognized as a relatively clean transition fuel, but methane losses due to leaks, venting, and uncontrolled flaring negate its climate advantages,” said Jeff Cohen, Xpansiv co-founder and Sustainability Director. “The data exist, but until now markets have not provided incentives to reward responsibly produced natural gas. Xpansiv is unlocking the value in current production with verified, empirical data that authenticates and registers operations with low methane emissions; we’re differentiating a commodity that’s been traditionally undifferentiated.”

“Until now, the gas being consumed by a utility or industrial user was impossible to trace,” Cohen said. “What MPCs allow is for an end-user to invest in and support the production of responsibly produced natural gas, with auditable data back to the specific facility and time it was extracted.”