Decarbonizing natural gas consumption is considerably more complex than doing so for electricity, but U.S. gas suppliers are up for the challenge, industry players said this week.

The ultimate goal to neutralize the climate-warming impact of natural gas is large-scale deployment of low-carbon hydrogen, along with carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), said BP plc’s Mark Aufmuth, managing director for low carbon and cross commodity origination. However, these technologies are still in the emergent phase. 

In the meantime, “gas consumers could consider incorporating some bridge products into their gas procurement strategies,” Aufmuth said at LDC Gas Forums’ Mid-Continent Forum in Chicago. 

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