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.
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 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.
ONE Future’s goal is to ensure the future of natural gas as a clean energy source by reducing member company methane emissions to 1% (or less).
Natural gas is abundant, accessible, and affordable and powers 38% of the US electric grid; ONE Future’s mission is to ensure the future of natural gas as a long-term sustainable fuel. This mission will help to preserve the industry’s leadership in energy production and the reduction of emissions.
We focus on identifying policy and technical solutions that yield continuous improvement in the management of methane emissions associated with the production, processing, transmission, and distribution of natural gas. We target policymakers and the investment community to demonstrate that our emission reduction efforts are making a difference.
With one goal in mind, each member has the flexibility to deploy their capital where it will be maximally effective in reducing emissions. For one company that may be deploying an innovative technology, for another modifying a work practice, or another retiring an asset. 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. This is effective because most studies demonstrate that the majority of methane emissions come from a small fraction of sources. Our approach ensures that it is not just good for the environment, but that it is also good for the natural gas industry. This includes its employees, customers, communities, and investors.
ONE Future is a 501 © (6) organization governed by a steering committee, comprised of members from each company who meet quarterly to set the direction for the organization and ensure goals are being achieved. ONE Future also has a technical committee that meets bi-weekly; this group is comprised of member company representatives that focus on air issues as part of their profession.
ONE Future is a member-driven coalition led by an Executive Director but has no staff. ONE Future employs third-party consultants to assist with the technical committee and public relations. ONE Future requires new members to agree that they will work to reduce their methane emissions and collaborate with other ONE Future members to collectively help the supply chain drive down methane emissions.
Our members include Antero Resources, Apache, Arsenal Resources, Ascent Resources, Atmos Energy, Berkshire Hathaway Pipeline Group, BKV Corporation, Black Bear Transmission, Black Hills Corporation, Blue Racer Midstream, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, Caerus Oil & Gas, Crestone Peak Resources, Crestwood, Consolidated Edison, Inc., Dominion Energy, DT Midstream, DTE Energy, Duke Energy, EagleClaw Midstream, Enbridge, Encino, Enstor, Equitrans Midstream, EQT, Flywheel Energy, Hess, HRM Resources, Jonah Energy, Kinder Morgan, National Fuel Gas Company, National Grid, New Jersey Natural Gas, Northeast Natural Energy, NW Natural, ONE Gas, ONEOK, Sempra Energy, Sheridan Production Partners, Southern Company Gas, Southern Star, Southwestern Energy, Spire Energy, Summit Utilities, Targa Resources Corp., TC Energy, Terra Energy Partners, Tug Hill Operating, UGI, West Texas Gas, Western Midstream, Williams, and Xcel Energy.
Our Executive Director – Jim Kibler
Jim Kibler serves as the Executive Director of ONE Future. He is responsible for day-to-day operations, expanding membership, meeting with legislators and industry regulators, and promoting the organization at industry events. Jim was one of the original founding directors of ONE Future.
Jim held a variety of roles at Southern Company Gas and its predecessor, AGL Resources, most recently as president of Virginia Natural Gas. In this role, he was responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern Virginia. Prior to his role as VNG president, he served as senior vice president of external affairs and public policy for AGL Resources, directing the company’s overall public policy initiatives. In this role he helped to co-found ONE Future.
Before joining AGL Resources in January 2005, Kibler was an energy and telecommunications attorney in private legal practice, where he counseled clients in acquiring, permitting and operating energy infrastructure, as well as serving as pro-bono counsel for eNGOs. Additionally, he served as special counsel to the Commonwealth of Virginia on various matters.
Kibler serves on the boards of the Hampton Roads Business Roundtable, ReInvent Hampton Roads, RVA-757 Connects, and the advisory boards of The Mead Endowment at The University of Virginia and Chesapeake Integrated Biofuels Complex. He previously served on the Executive Committee of the Virginia Chamber and the board of Special Olympics-Virginia. He is a former Vice Rector of the Board of Visitors at Radford University.
Kibler is past chair of the American Gas Association’s legislative committee and task force on energy and environment, as well as the Southern States Energy Board’s associate members program. He is a past member of the board of trustees of The Georgia Conservancy and advisory council of the Trust for Public Lands in Georgia.
Kibler earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree, with honors, from the University of Richmond. He is rated AV/Preeminent™ for legal ability and ethics by Martindale Hubbell.