HOUSTON – March 2, 2022 – Our Nation’s Energy Future (“ONE Future”) today announced that Black Bear Transmission LLC, (“Black Bear”) has joined the Coalition. Black Bear transports and delivers natural gas from various pipeline receipt points to power generation, industrial and utility customers in the Southeast United States; they will report methane intensity within ONE Future’s Transmission & Storage sector.
“We’re very much looking forward to contributing to the Coalition’s efforts of prioritizing environmental stewardship in our industry, as well as knowledge sharing with fellow members,” said Rene Casadaban, CEO, Black Bear. “Emissions management and operational efficiency is a major focus for us, so we are fully aligned with ONE Future’s vision. We are excited to be a part of this industry commitment.”
The ONE Future Coalition is a group of more than 50 natural gas companies working together to voluntarily reduce methane emissions across the natural gas value chain to 1% (or less) by 2025 and is comprised of some of the largest natural gas production, gathering & boosting, processing, transmission & storage and distribution companies in the U.S. and represents more than 20% of the U.S. natural gas value chain.
“We’re off to a strong start this year, and we welcome Black Bear as our 2nd new member of 2022,” said Jim Kibler, Executive Director, ONE Future. “Now more than ever, making the best use of our natural resources in the most efficient, safe, and environmentally sound way is so important, and we commend Black Bear for taking this important step.”
Through the efforts of coalition members, ONE Future has surpassed its one percent goal in each of the four years that it has reported its methane intensity. The 2021 Methane Intensity Report, released in November 2021, registered an intensity level of 0.424% (versus the 2025 goal of 1.0%), beating its one percent goal by 58%. This means that methane emissions by coalition members across the natural gas value chain consisted of less than one-half of one percent of all natural gas produced and delivered, demonstrating that the natural gas industry can minimize methane emissions and increase production and throughput while supplying much-needed energy to the U.S. and around the globe for years to come.
About Black Bear Transmission
Black Bear Transmission LLC transports and delivers natural gas from various pipeline receipt points to power generation, industrial and utility customers in the Southeast United States. The company includes 13 regulated natural gas pipelines stretching more than 2,300 miles with total delivery capacity of more than 2.6 Bcf/d. The pipelines are connected to 18 major long-haul pipelines, ensuring reliable gas supply to customers across Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Black Bear Transmission is headquartered in Houston. For more information visit www.blackbearllc.com.
About ONE Future
ONE Future was formed when seven companies came together in 2014 with a focus to collectively achieve a science-based average rate of methane emissions across our facilities equivalent to one percent or less of total natural gas production. Since our formation, we have grown to more than 50 companies accounting for some of the largest natural gas producers, transmission, and distribution companies in the U.S. ONE Future members operate in 16 out of the 38 production basins and have distribution operations in 36 out of the 50 states, other segments of the value chain operate in multiple regions of the country as well. Therefore, ONE Future’s data represent a geographically diverse and material share of the U.S. natural gas supply chain. For more information visit Home | One Future.