Why FlareIntel exists
Our goal is to reduce and ultimately eliminate routine gas flaring. In 2021 flaring was responsible for 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2e, the equivalent CO2 emissions from over 260 million cars, equivalent to all cars in the EU.
Greenhouse gas emissions need to be halved by 2030 – this means mitigating 35 billion tonnes of CO2e by the end of the decade. Ending routine flaring is technologically achievable in that period, but first there must be a credible, transparent and granular global assessment of flaring – yes, flare by flare.
FlareIntel, launched in April 2021, is a digital tool that allows anyone to explore gas flares around the world. It tracks every gas flare globally via satellite by incorporating data provided by the Earth Observation Group at the Colorado School of Mines and other sources.
For the first time, FlareIntel makes it possible to see the scale, impact, and operator of all flares anywhere in the world.
FlareIntel was developed by Capterio, which provides gas flaring solutions for energy companies to capture flared gas, create value, reduce pollution, and improve reputation.