North American buyers of natural gas buyers certified supplies for ESG-minded customers – Natural Gas Intelligence

Natural gas may not do much to reduce carbon emissions as proven or “responsible”, but when U.S. and overseas customers question how oil is produced, the need for the agreement is growing to ensure flexibility and transparency, according to industry experts.

Natural gas buyers are facing many challenges today as many are growing their environmental, social and administrative (ESG) credentials. Certified natural gas, which some groups call responsible gas (RSG), has quickly entered the industry’s dictionary, but has raised questions about opportunities.

At a conference on the LCD gas forums in Chicago, gas purchasing experts commented on Tuesday’s improved gas pricing game.

Director of Energy Drew Slater, Regional Manager and Manufacturing Services, Dite Gas Company, Bridget Inc, PFF Energy and Southern Company discussed panel of buyers representing gas.

Calgary Bronner, a Calgary-based construction gas supply manager, said the RSG label “raises the standard for the industry”. “The certificate does not necessarily reduce carbon emissions, but provides transparency. It raises the profile of ESG customers who are more concerned about how and where gas is available.

Enbridge is using RSG’s Equitable Origin certification system, aka EO100. Where the EO100 gas is to be found, Burner said, “when it is added to Canada, it will” respect the rights of Indigenous people. ”

To obtain an EO100 rating, the appropriate audit of operations is performed by an independent third party. At any time during the operation of the operation, the system can be used for renewable and renewable development, including search and production (E&P) sites.

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“Our hope is that these transactions will become more common by negotiating as a big buyer,” Brunner said. The improvement label is also “development support” on how to buy gas. We are beginning to receive answers as to whether the gas EO100 is confirmed or not.
“If you are interested in selling, we are interested in buying it,” Brunner told LCD audiences.

EO rating is one of the many ways an operator can verify its gas supply.

For example, a non-profit MiQ does not use the RSG label. Instead, the MIF verifies supplies using the supply level. To obtain a certificate, a beach or beach facility must demonstrate performance on three criteria: methane strength, company experience, and deployment of methane detection technology.

Another method of verification is through Project Canary. The TrustWell system measures data points to ensure that gas is produced, supplied and consumed.

Among other things, Project Canari has secured gas with American Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) operators and buyers, which could be a point of sale for buyers.

In June, Project Canary certified TrustWell RSG, the first of its kind for medium equipment, for the Berkshire Hatway Energy Compressor Services.

The number of North American E&M and LNG operators working to ensure their supply is growing every month. Many buyers are willing to pay a premium for the appointment.

Houston-based Southwest Energy Company became the country’s first E&P in June to test all of its gas in Apples. EQT Corporation, the largest gas producer in the bottom 48, has partnered with EO, MiQ and Project Canary to ensure gas.

ExxonMobil recently partnered with MiQ to verify gas in Pokémon Lake, NM. Haynesville Shale Free-Game Vine Energy Inc. Chesapeck Energy Corporation launched a similar program earlier this year for some volumes of Marcellus Shale and Heinsville. Seneca Resources LLC also plans to verify some of its Appalasia products.

Calgary-based Seven Generations Energy Limited (7G) in Canada launched its first RSG brand in April 2020. 7G merged with Montney manufacturer Arc Resources in February. Macakuri Energy Canada Limited recently announced that it would expand its proven gas business by selling British Colombian products from Montly Shale to Montreal-distributor በመጠቀምnergir.

In Colorado, Utility Xcel Energy Inc. He is also partnering with RSG Pilot, an independent Christopher Peak Resources and Project Canary.

Check all gas?

Should all gas carriers be certified? Eric Shiffer, chief marketing specialist at Dite Gas, said he still needs an answer to the verification process.

“What does it mean to be a certified gas?” He asked. “Do we need the certificate? My first step is yes, because we need that third-party audit trail. I don’t think we should go out and say, ‘I would prefer this confirmation.’ Not in my Balwik… ”

Schiffer said it is reasonable for a Canadian-based company to be able to determine whether or not it is producing indigenous gas, such as Bridge Gas. “That is very important in Ontario. I can see that I am a very important person to them.

For DTA gas supplies, however, Schiffer said, “We still have a lot to know: because with these summer adjustments, greenhouse gases, water, land, we need to know what’s important to us, then work through the process.”

DTE supplies gas to 1.3 million customers across Michigan. Like other resources, Schiffer said it needs to ensure control over the cost of running the programs.

“It’s not yet a big reason for us,” said Alan King, CEO of PGF, an oil refinery company. PF owns and operates filters and related assets in California, Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey and Ohio. The institutions have a total score of 1 million B / D-Plus.

King helps protect the gas used in refining processes. He told the ADC audience that the PFF is a company like ExxonMobil or Royal Dutch Plc. ESG initiatives such as zero-to-zero carbon transition have not yet taken place.

But when I look at the strength of low methane emissions, it seems like buying a proven fair trade coffee. “If you see something relatively worthwhile, look at the fact that it has recently been verified differently from some organic labels. That could be an industry standard soon.”

All North American energy companies are “operating at higher levels of responsibility,” King said. For the PBF, entering the lane to build ESG credibility could be “just one board meeting.”

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