February 7, 2019: New Jersey Natural Gas Makes ONE Future 16 Members Strong
Hopefully you’ve seen the press release that was issued this week announcing the membership of New Jersey Natural Gas. We’re thrilled to have them as a member and I know they’ll make an excellent addition to our coalition, and the Board.
As you may know, ONE Future member companies represent the entire natural gas value chain and with the addition of New Jersey Natural Gas, now account for approximately 10% of the total natural gas production, 32% of the US natural gas transmission miles and 9% of the US natural gas distribution. This is something to take pride in!
New Jersey Natural Gas is an important addition to the distribution segment of our coalition because it demonstrates that ONE Future is adding significant momentum to its value chain approach to reducing methane emissions. As we continue our outreach, we know that the involvement of New Jersey Natural Gas will serve as a positive example to others considering membership.
A few things you might not know about New Jersey Natural Gas – NJNG has a long record of acting with corporate and environmental responsibility as a top priority, including the following noteworthy achievements:
• NJNG was the first utility in the nation to source natural gas supply from the TrustWell Responsible Gas Program.
• NJNG recently earned the distinction of being the first natural gas utility in New Jersey to eliminate the use of cast iron pipe in its distribution system.
• By the end of 2019, NJNG expects to replace all the remaining bare steel in its system. Once complete, it will be the first natural gas utility in New Jersey to do so.
• NJNG boasts the fewest leaks per mile of all natural gas utilities in New Jersey.
I hope you’ll join me in welcoming them!
Richard Hyde, Executive Director