Thailand’s Banpu Kalnin Ventures Corp. (BKV) and BKV-BPP Power LLC are working to certify natural gas produced in the Lower 48 initially to fuel a power plant in Central Texas.

Methane Emissions

Denver-based exploration and production (E&P) company BKV purchased the Temple I power plant north of Austin for $430 million in November with Banpu Power US Corp. The facility, which powers 750,000 homes across Central Texas, is equipped with emissions-control technology. 

BKV-BPP Power, a joint venture between Banpu Power plc and Banpu Group, said Project Canary is overseeing the certification process to designate production as responsibly sourced gas, or RSG. Further emissions-monitoring technology for the Temple facility also is being considered as the partnership works to source RSG for the power...