El Paso Corp. has successfully certified its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory with the California Climate Action Registry, becoming the first company to earn the distinction of “Climate Action Leader” for 2007.

The natural gas pipeline company, which joined the registry last August, was the first organization in the registry’s history to submit data without a single error.

“We are especially proud that El Paso is the first company to achieve Climate Action Leader status this year,” said CEO Doug Foshee. “We are also proud of being the first natural gas pipeline company to complete a third-party-certified inventory that covers all greenhouse gas emissions, including methane, from our California operations.”

Foshee noted that gas has the lowest GHG and air emissions intensity of all fossil fuels.

“Natural gas will continue to play a pivotal role in the nation’s energy infrastructure and be integral to future greenhouse gas management and air quality strategies,” he said. “As an industry leader, El Paso will continue to participate in the development of future comprehensive greenhouse gas programs.”

The registry, created by the California Legislature in 2000, is a nonprofit public/private partnership that helps companies and organizations throughout the United States to track, publicly report and reduce their GHG emissions.

“El Paso Corp. repeatedly demonstrates environmental leadership,” said registry President Diane Wittenberg. “They are the first natural gas pipeline company to join the registry and also the first to achieve Climate Action Leader status for 2007. Their leadership is a model for other companies to follow.”

El Paso’s certified GHG emission report for 2006 is available through the registry’s website at www.climateregistry.org/CARROT/Public/.

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