Methane emissions from gas flaring being hidden from satellite monitors

The Payne Institute Earth Observation Group utilizes the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) that continues to be the the standard product that scientists use globally to monitor gas flaring. It’s the best, most consistent product they currently have to assess flares by fossil fuel companies.  The World Bank, alongside the EU and other regulators, has been using satellites for years to find and document gas flares, asking energy companies to find ways of capturing the gas instead of burning or venting it.  May 2, 2024.