New Jersey Natural Resources
NJNG has long been a champion of encouraging conservation, energy efficiency and reducing the environmental impact from our own operations – it is a part of who we are and an effort we have been at for decades. NJR believes we have a role to play in achieving carbon reduction goals, and that our businesses will be critical as we strive to meet these goals affordably, while ensuring energy resiliency for our customers. Our track record of investing in a reliable, environmentally sound natural gas delivery system positions us well to continue advancing a clean energy future.
Responsibly Investing in Our System to Reduce Emissions, Improve Safety:
Upgrading aging infrastructure contributes to greater service reliability delivery, while helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We have made significant investments in our system to retire aging infrastructure and operate a top-tier natural gas distribution system that is environmentally sound – with the fewest leaks per mile of any natural gas utility in New Jersey.
- From 2009 to 2019, NJNG invested nearly $1.6 billion in utility infrastructure to enhance the resiliency of our system and to better serve our customers.
- NJNG’s Safety and Facilities Enhancement (SAFE) program replaced vintage cast iron.
- NJNG became the first natural gas utility in the state to eliminate all cast iron from its system.
- In 2016, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approved the replacement of NJNG’s remaining unprotected steel main. This work is expected to be complete in 2021.