Methane emissions from the largest U.S. shale oil and gas plays gained momentum in 2021 through the first quarter of 2022 after a lull in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a European energy data analytics firm said in a report based on satellite measurements.
Natural Gas Inteligence: As Europe Calls on US LNG, Industry Group Urges Global Methane Emissions Standard
A group of more than 50 natural gas companies responsible for a sizable chunk of U.S. supply is urging the White House and European Commission to develop a unified global standard for directly measuring methane emissions from the wellhead to the burner tip.
Richard Hyde, Executive Director of ONE Future, details why Performance-based guidelines are key to reducing methane emissions. Read the full article here..
Richard Hyde, Executive Director of ONE Future, Jayana Shah with member company New Jersey Natural Gas, and Matt Lamb from member company BHE are featured on this SGA webinar.
Southern Company Gas and a coalition of natural gas companies beat their methane emissions goal by 67%, even as natural gas consumption by customers surged 58%. The group, Our Nation’s Energy Future, registered a 2019 methane intensity number of 0.334% for the year. This ONE Future methane intensity number reflects the success of delivering natural […]
Dive Brief: Duke Energy on Friday announced plans to bring its gas operations to net-zero methane emissions by 2030, increase its renewable energy output and retire some of its coal plants earlier than planned. The utility plans to double its renewable energy portfolio capacity to 16 GW by 2025, at least triple the amount for its regulated […]
Increasing member numbers from 27 to 28, Encino Acquisition Partners recently joined Our Nation’s Energy Future. Known as ONE Future, the coalition is tasked with reducing methane emissions across the natural gas industry.Having purchased assets from Chesapeake Energy in the Utica Shale, Encino came into possession of 900,000 acres of oil and gas leases. Being such a large acreage holder, […]
Forbes Magazine: The U.S. Oil & Gas Industry Is Cutting Methane Emissions “Our customers want their fuel of choice to be both clean and economical. Stakeholders want to know we’re working to be a part of the climate solution. This independent third-party certification using state-of-the-art wells provides both transparency and accountability. We know that to […]
Oil and Gas Investor Magazine: The Greener Green Gas The January issue of Oil and Gas Investor features an article by Senior Editor, Darren Barbee, where he interviews Jennifer Stewart, Southwestern Energy’s Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Tom Hutchins, Kinder Morgan’s Vice President Environmental, Health and Safety and Richard Hyde, Executive Director, […]
Natural gas coalition exceeds methane emission cuts 7 years early By Mella McEwen, MRT.com/Midland Reporter-Telegram Amid the intensifying debate over climate change, the role of fossil fuels and what form energy sources should take, some energy companies are showing they can be part of the solution. Our Nation’s Energy Future (ONE Future) has 16 members: natural […]
Natural Gas Companies Plug Leaks, Easily Surpass 2025 Goal Darren Barbee Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor Hart Energy Sunday, November 25, 2018 – 6:00pm A coalition of natural gas companies, including E&Ps, midstream and downstream operators, far exceeded its target for reducing methane emissions eight years ahead of schedule. In November, Our Nation’s Energy Future […]
Gas Coalition Beats Its Own Methane Emissions Target Years Early Posted Nov. 15, 2018, 9:56 AM A group of U.S. natural gas companies beat its target to reduce methane emissions to 1 percent of what’s produced and delivered, an objective they set for 2025. The ONE Future group of 16 gas producers, pipeline operators and utilities—including Kinder […]
On A Mission To Mitigate: Industry Vs. Methane Leaks Joseph Markman Senior Editor, Digital News Group Hart Energy Safety, economic and public perception risks compel oil and gas players to push for a fix before the methane leak issue exacts a high price. Source: Shutterstock, Hart Energy Methane leaks bedevil the oil and gas industry […]
“Three Amigos” Talk Methane; ONE Future Has A Way Forward July 1, 2016 At the “Three Amigos” summit this week in Ottawa, Canada, President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and Mexican President Peña Nieto announced a coordinated plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the three countries. As a part of the North American Climate, Clean Energy […]
One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Reduce Methane Emissions is Inefficient, Costly June 29, 2016 As we highlighted earlier this month, an honest debate on methane emissions is one that should be driven by science, objectivity, and logic in determining the best path forward in our quest to further reduce emissions. Hyperbole, politics and broad-brush statements – that are free […]
Sound Independent Research Informs Constructive Methane Dialogue June 7, 2016 New data and information bring new debate and conversation. After all, that’s the purpose of research and science. So when new research and science enter a particular debate, most rational minds will evaluate this information with an open mind and take the findings into account […]
Study – ICF Analysis of Methane Emission Reduction Potential from Nat Gas Systems June 2, 2016 Our Nation’s Energy Future Coalition (ONE Future)1 commissioned ICF to conduct this analysis of the marginal abatement cost (MAC) of various methane emission abatement technologies and work practices for the natural gas industry. The goal of this MAC analysis […]
ONE Future Statement on New ICF Study June 2, 2016 New ICF International Study: Methane Abatement Costs Higher Than Previously Estimated ONE Future Coalition committed to reducing methane emissions; welcomes updated data on abatement costs Washington, D.C. – A new independent assessment of methane abatement costs by ICF International concluded that the cost to reduce […]
ONE Future Comments On EPA’s Methane Challenge Proposal November 17, 2015 ONE Future submitted detailed comments and recommendations to the EPA regarding the agency’s Methane Challenge proposal. EPA’s proposed Methane Challenge framework establishes the industry-led ONE Future coalition as an official “commitment option” — potentially launching an innovative public-private partnership focused exclusively on reducing emissions […]
EPA Releases Additional Info On Methane Challenge Initiative October 20, 2015 Today the EPA released additional technical details about their new “Methane Challenge” initiative, a voluntary public-private partnership aimed at improving the management of methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.(Note, ONE Future is an independent industry-led nonprofit, but earlier this year EPA proposed […]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: EPA Holds Public Forum On Proposed Methane Rules September 29, 2015 “More than 150 people representing the gas drilling industry, environmental organizations, faith and community groups or just themselves signed up to speak today in Downtown Pittsburgh at the third and final U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing on regulations proposed to reduce oil […]
Wall Street Journal: EPA Proposes Cutting Methane Emissions August 18, 2015 The Wall Street Journal’s Amy Harder takes a look at EPA’s methane rules, and speaks with members of ONE Future. Check out the full piece here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. READ MORE