-Natural Gas Coalition membership surpasses 40-
April 1, 2021, – Our Nation’s Energy Future (ONE Future) today announced the addition of three new members to its Coalition – Blue Racer Midstream, DTE Energy (Gas) (NYSE: DTE), and Jonah Energy LLC. These new members bring the Coalition to 41 companies strong.
Blue Racer Midstream operates a natural gas gathering system, as well as processing plants and fractionation facilities in the Utica Shale and Marcellus Shale. Their facilities process and separate wellhead production into natural gas residue, ethane, propane, isobutane, normal butane, mixed butane, and natural gasoline. Blue Racer’s lean gas gathering pipelines connect producers to downstream pipelines and markets. They will report within the Gathering & Boosting and Processing Sectors.
Detroit-based DTE Energy’s natural gas utility is one of the nation’s largest gas utilities, safely delivering natural gas to 1.3 million Michigan families and businesses in over 500 communities within Michigan. DTE Gas will report its methane intensity associated with their distribution sector of its utility.
Jonah Energy is one of the nation’s leading sustainable natural gas producers. Jonah’s leadership challenges the status quo by providing extremely low emission natural gas and industry-leading wildlife conservation measures, while evaluating new technology and future opportunities to lead in a cleaner and low carbon economy. Jonah Energy will report its methane intensity within the Production sector.
“The addition of a producer, a midstream company, and a natural gas utility is a perfect example of ONE Future’s representation of the entire natural gas value chain,” said Richard Hyde, Executive Director, ONE Future. “Blue Racer Midstream, DTE Gas, and Jonah Energy have already demonstrated success in emission reduction, joining our coalition will further those goals by collaborating with other members sharing ideas, innovations and best practices for successful operations.”
ONE Future is focused on demonstrating an innovative, performance- and science-based approach to the management of methane emissions directed toward a concrete goal: to achieve an average rate of methane emissions across the entire natural gas value chain that is one percent or less of total (gross) natural gas production and delivery. As ONE Future members, all three new companies will report its 2020 methane results to the appropriate sector and hold seats on the board of directors.
Through the efforts of coalition members, ONE Future has surpassed its one percent goal in each of the three years that it has reported its methane intensity. The 2019 Methane Intensity Report, released in November 2020, registered a 2019 methane intensity number of 0.334%; beating its one percent goal by 67%. This means that methane emissions by coalition members across the natural gas value chain consisted of only about one-third 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 Blue Racer Midstream
Blue Racer Midstream’s gas gathering system and processing and fractionation facilities, located in southeastern Ohio and the panhandle of West Virginia, primarily gathers natural gas produced from the liquids-rich portions of the Utica Shale and the southwestern portion of the Marcellus Shale and currently consists of more than 700 miles of natural gas gathering, NGL, and condensate pipelines, as well processing and fractionation capacity sufficient to handle up to 1.2 Bcf/day of natural gas. For more information, visit: https://blueracermidstream.com/home/default.aspx.
About DTE Energy
DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric company serving 2.2 million customers in Southeast Michigan and a natural gas company serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE portfolio includes energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects; renewable natural gas; natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage; and energy marketing and trading. As an environmental leader, DTE utility operations will reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions to net zero by 2050 to produce cleaner energy while keeping it safe, reliable and affordable. DTE is committed to serving with its energy through volunteerism, education and employment initiatives, philanthropy and economic progress. Information about DTE is available at dteenergy.com, empoweringmichigan.com, twitter.com/dte_energy and facebook.com.
About Jonah Energy
Jonah Energy is an oil and gas exploration and development company operating in the Jonah and Pinedale Fields in Sublette County, Wyoming. The Company is one of the largest privately held natural gas producers in the US, and focuses on producing natural gas in an environmentally responsible manner. For more information visit www.jonahenergy.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 41 companies accounting for the some of the largest natural gas producers, transmission, and distribution companies in the U.S. ONE Future members operate in 13 out of the 38 production basins and other segments of the value chain operate in multiple regions of the country, hence ONE Future’s data represent a geographically diverse and material share of the U.S. natural gas supply chain. Its members include Antero Resources, Apache, Ascent Resources, Atmos Energy, Berkshire Hathaway Pipeline Group, Blue Racer Midstream, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, Caerus Oil & Gas, Crestone Peak Resources, Crestwood, Consolidated Edison, Inc., Dominion Energy, DTE Energy, Duke Energy, EagleClaw Midstream, Enbridge, Encino, EQT, Equitrans Midstream, Hess, Jonah Emergy, Kinder Morgan, National Grid, New Jersey Natural Gas, Northeast Natural Energy, NW Natural, ONE Gas, ONEOK, Sempra Energy, Southern Company Gas, Southern Star, Southwestern Energy, Spire Energy, Summit Utilities, TC Energy, UGI, Western Midstream, Williams, Woodland Midstream and Xcel Energy. For more information visit www.onefuture.us.
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