Enstor Gas, LLC
Using technology and best practices to identify and reduce methane emissions.
Enstor Gas, LLC (Enstor) joined ONE Future to further the company’s commitment to being responsible stewards of the environment and minimizing environmental impacts. A major component of this commitment is focusing efforts to reduce methane emissions.
Enstor is active in assessing its six (6) natural gas storage facilities operating in states across the southern regions of the United States for methods to best reduce and prevent methane emissions at each location. To further the commitment to reduced emissions, Enstor has focused efforts on replacing current equipment with improved technology at various locations. One key project is replacing nine (9) engines with lower emitting engines, cutting potential for methane slip. Enstor’s core values and focus on continuous improvement play an important role in these endeavors.
Enstor is continuously focusing efforts to adjust operational procedures in order to mitigate emissions and improve emission measurements. The utilization of industry best practices and implementation of Audio, Visual, Olfactory (AVO) inspections, aerial Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) and Optical Gas Imagery (OGI) at the facilities and along the pipelines further support the company’s goals and values. These activities minimize the impacts on global warming potentials by lowering greenhouse gas emissions and the potential for leaks.
Enstor endeavors to be a good steward of the environment and surrounding communities. In order to meet these goals and values, the company operations are proactive with leak inspections and preventions and strives to meet and exceed the best practice industry standards. Where drones cannot be utilized, Enstor actively conducts well inspections, quarterly, weekly, and sometimes daily. These activities are often more stringent than current standards but ensure Enstor meets the best practice standards set forth by the government and industry.
Enstor is committed to protecting the environment by utilizing new technologies and ensuring employees are educated in best practice methodologies. Enstor has already begun the process of training employees in early leak detection through AVO inspections. Additionally, Enstor is utilizing new technology to quantify leak rates through ultrasonic technology. This technology will be rolled out and utilized quarterly at all facilities by the end of 2023.