Natural gas utilities are growing renewable natural gas (RNG) programs to meet sustainability goals and customer interest. At the other end of the supply chain, producers are working to complete projects and boost supplies of the low-carbon fuel. 

NGI reviewed the fourth quarter 2023 results for some of the top players in the RNG industry and discussed with utilities what is driving interest in the fuel. 

Rapid City, SD-based Black Hills Corp., which distributes natural gas to 1.1 million customers in six states, announced earlier this year an acquisition of an RNG production facility as it works to expand its nonregulated RNG business.

“Several years ago, we started to see a significant uptick in producers asking for interconnections into our gas system and really wanting...