The search for gas leaks with drones can make a certain contribution to reducing methane emissions. The decisive factor here is that drones can detect gas leaks much more quickly, and countermeasures can thus be initiated more swiftly.
In addition, gas network operators may soon be confronted with new legislation that could even make such measures mandatory. In October 2020, the EU Commission adopted a strategy to reduce methane emissions (EU Methane Strategy). Here, for example, improved monitoring of methane emissions is demanded. As a measure, an obligation to enhance the detection of gas leaks is proposed. Drones are very well suited for this purpose, as they can collect vast amounts of precise data quickly, easily, and in an environmentally friendly manner. Therefore, they are used not only for pipelines but also for oil platforms for methane gas detection.
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