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July 26, 2023 – ONE Future, a coalition of more than 50 natural gas companies taking action to reduce methane emissions, welcomed the first-ever White House Methane Summit taking place today to discuss new technologies to enhance methane detection and establish a new Cabinet-level Methane Task Force. The event follows the Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s recent announcement of a series of funding opportunities to advance solutions to enhance monitoring and reduce methane emissions from leaks and daily operations.
“Our nation is making meaningful progress in reducing methane emissions, and we welcome the administration’s focus on technological advancement and innovation to further tackle this challenge,” ONE Future Executive Director Jim Kibler said. “Through shared best practices and groundbreaking technologies, our member companies are innovating every day to reduce methane intensity and contribute to emissions reductions goals while delivering the affordable, reliable energy Americans need. We’re pleased to see more progress from the DOE and EPA to support the development of new technologies, and we’ll continue actively working with the administration to enhance emissions monitoring and measurement to drive further progress.”
To demonstrate credible and measurable results, ONE Future’s members agree to measure their emissions and track their progress over time according to uniform, EPA-approved reporting protocols. The ONE Future coalition recorded its 2021 methane intensity at 0.462%, beating its 1% goal.
ONE Future member companies are also actively testing GTI Energy’s Veritas emission measurement protocols to incorporate them into daily operations. The new protocols were recently unveiled to provide companies across the natural gas value chain a consistent, credible approach to enhanced measurement and verification for tracking and reducing methane emissions.
About ONE Future: ONE Future was formed when seven companies came together in 2014 with a focus to collectively achieve a science-based average methane intensity across our facilities equivalent to one percent or less. 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 39 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 value chain. For more information visit onefuture.us.