Wyoming Natural Gas Producer Joins Denver-Based Emissions Monitoring Firm to Produce “Responsibly Sourced Gas”


Using certification and technology developed by Project Canary, UP Energy plans to develop responsibly sourced natural gas (RSG) for service to regional customers and consumers.

DENVER, March 4, 2021 — Two Denver-based companies are partnering to produce and certify responsibly sourced natural gas (RSG). The program will be deployed on select UP Energy, LLC wells in Wyoming and will feed TrustWell™ certified RSG into regional natural gas distribution networks.

“Ensuring emissions across the entire energy value chain are minimized or eliminated creates environmental progress and is good for business. We’re proud to be the real-time monitoring and independent verification solution that companies are seeking to offer TrustWell™ certified responsibly sourced natural gas, which is gaining market share and recognition,” said Project Canary co-founder & CEO Chris Romer.  

As part of its environmental stewardship efforts, UP Energy seeks to produce TrustWell™ certified RSG through Project Canary on 68% of UP Energy production during the first of three phases. UP Energy plans to certify 100% of their production by the end of 2022, which aligns with the company’s commitment to ESG leadership and sustainability excellence. In addition, UP Energy will be piloting real-time, continuous methane emissions monitoring to test and advance the science of monitoring extremely low methane levels at highly controlled locations.

“Partnering with Project Canary allows us to build on our core ESG values and environmental and operational stewardship goals,” said UP Energy President Christopher Valdez. “This partnership reflects our commitment to be the Green River Basin’s best-in-class operator and our focus on delivering value to all of our stakeholders.”

Project Canary, a Denver-based B-Corp that provides continuous, real-time emissions monitoring data and related technologies has developed a unique wellhead to burner-tip program that can be used across the energy value chain – from the production, transmission, and marketing of RSG. The project intends to demonstrate natural gas can be produced with high environmental and social standards, and that markets exist for these differentiated RSG products.

“We’re excited to enter into this partnership as market fundamentals for responsibly sourced gas continue to encourage and reward sustainability leaders,” said UP Energy Chairman Bryan Hassler. “UP Energy continues to focus on its industry leading environmental stewardship and its world class natural gas operations on the Pinedale Anticline in Wyoming. This program advances our initiative to offer our customers and critical business partners best in class Responsibly Sourced Natural Gas.”

Project Canary is working with numerous producers, pipeline, midstream and utility companies to provide markets with RSG and differentiated energy products.

Project Canary Contact:
Chris Romer
Co-Founder and CEO
[email protected]

UP Energy Contact:
Kelly Bott
[email protected]

About the Partnering Participants  

UP Energy, LLC is a private energy company engaged in domestic natural gas and oil exploration, development and production focused on developing its long-life natural gas reserves in the Pinedale and Jonah Fields of Wyoming’s Green River Basin. UP Energy controls more than 117,000 gross (94,000 net) acres in and around the prolific Pinedale and Jonah Fields. Given UP Energy’s focused commitment to ESG and sustainability excellence, the company was a pilot member of Darcy Partners Sustainability Program; chair of URTeC sustainability efforts; an active member of The Environmental Partnership; and formed and lead Jonah Pinedale Industry Collaboration, among other key initiatives. Visit upenergyllc.com to learn more.

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About Project Canary

Project Canary is a SaaS-based data analytics company focused on accurate corporate climate ESG data for emission-intensive industrial companies. We are the leaders in holistic environmental assessments (air, water, land, and community). Project Canary scores responsible operations, delivering independent emission profiles via high-fidelity continuous monitoring technology to provide actionable environmental performance data. Our sensor portfolio includes high-fidelity spectroscopy-based methane detection and emissions quantification for the oil and gas sectors, plus Aeris Technologies’ laser-based gas analyzers covering other emissions, including ethane, nitrous oxide, formaldehyde, ethylene oxide, benzene, and more. Formed as a Public Benefit Corporation, Project Canary’s Denver-based team of scientists, engineers, and seasoned industry operators identify and quantify areas to reduce emissions. www.projectcanary.com

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