EPA Unveils Partnership With ONE Future In Draft “Methane Challenge” Proposal
July 23, 2015
EPA unveiled its proposed voluntary framework designed to encourage oil and natural gas producers to commit to methane-reduction and reporting targets. EPA’s “Methane Challenge” program will work with ONE Future members and other companies throughout the natural gas supply chain to encourage the adoption of technologies and work practices that reduce methane emissions. EPA would recognize ONE Future participants’ emission reduction commitments and provide a reporting platform for transparently tracking company progress against their commitments. To find out more, check out the EPA’s proposal.
Rigzone: ONE Future Coalition Seeks To Achieve Emissions Of 1% Or Less
July 15, 2015
Rigzone’s Karen Boman sits down with Tom Michels, Executive Director of the ONE Future Coalition, to discuss the coalition’s plans to ensure that their natural gas supply chain is at least 99% efficient — the point at which natural gas provides immediate and clear climate benefits as compared to any other fossil fuels. Their conversation touches on the merits and demerits of regulations versus voluntary efforts, the accuracy of EPA emission estimates, and the challenges to deploying a performance-based approach to the methane emission issue.
University Study: Gas Utilities’ Emissions Much Lower Than EPA Estimates
March 31, 2015
In a paper published online in Environmental Science & Technology, a research team from Washington State University’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems in cities and towns throughout the U.S. are between 36% to 70% lower than current Environmental Protection Agency estimates.
New EPA Data Show Continued Decline In Methane Emissions
February 24, 2015
EPA’s latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows that methane emissions from natural gas systems have declined significantly in recent years, thanks to new technologies and voluntary efforts by producers.
ONE Future Comments On The Obama Administration’s Strategy To Reduce Methane Emissions
January 14, 2015
ONE Future applauds the Administration’s willingness to accept industry participation in initiatives such as ONE Future as an alternative to future regulatory action – provided that reductions are both significant and verified.