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EQT Looking to Lead in Certifying U.S. Natural Gas Supply

EQT Looking to Lead in Certifying U.S. Natural Gas Supply

EQT Corp., the nation’s largest natural gas producer, is pushing to ensure most of its Appalachian Basin supply is responsibly sourced and marketed as the globe transitions from fossil fuels. The pilot program, set to be launched this month, is designed to certify around 4 Bcf/d gross from 200-plus well pads in Pennsylvania’s Greene and…

April 15, 2021
Permian-Focused Solaris Issues ‘Landmark’ Sustainability Bonds for Produced Water Infrastructure

Permian-Focused Solaris Issues ‘Landmark’ Sustainability Bonds for Produced Water Infrastructure

Permian Basin-focused Solaris Midstream Holdings Inc. said it has completed offering $400 million in senior unsecured notes for the first sustainability linked bond (SLB) in the produced water infrastructure industry. The Houston-based operator, parent company to Solaris Water Midstream LLC, said the notes were a “landmark issuance.” SLBs, which are used for general corporate purposes,…

April 5, 2021
CME to Launch Global Emissions Offset Futures Contract

CME to Launch Global Emissions Offset Futures Contract

CME Group plans to launch a futures contract in March that would provide a regulated, market-based solution to manage global emissions risk. The Global Emissions Offset (GEO) futures contract, which is pending relevant regulatory reviews before a launch on March 1, was jointly developed with Xpansiv CBL Holding Group, a data and technology firm focused…

January 26, 2021
New York City Pension Funds OK Cutting Fossil Fuel Investments Within Five Years

New York City Pension Funds OK Cutting Fossil Fuel Investments Within Five Years

New York City’s largest pension funds on Monday voted to pull their money from fossil fuel investments within five years, portfolios that hold an estimated $4 billion in securities. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and trustees of two of the city’s pension funds said the plan is to cut off money for…

January 25, 2021
Ovintiv Ties Employee Incentives to Cutting Oil, Gas Methane Intensity by 33% in Four Years

Ovintiv Ties Employee Incentives to Cutting Oil, Gas Methane Intensity by 33% in Four Years

Denver-based independent Ovintiv Inc. is setting its sights on sharply reducing the methane intensity of its North American onshore operations by one-third over the next four years, and it wants the entire workforce to buy in. The board-approved 33% reduction in methane intensity, to be met by 2025, would be tied to the annual incentive…

December 17, 2020
Pioneer Natural Eyeing 10-Year Goal to Sharply Cut Methane, GHG Emissions in Permian

Pioneer Natural Eyeing 10-Year Goal to Sharply Cut Methane, GHG Emissions in Permian

Permian Basin giant Pioneer Natural Resources Co. has formally adopted targets by 2030 to sharply cut emissions across its Lower 48 operations, and it plans to tie executive incentive compensation to the goals. The strategy, to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25%, with methane emission intensities by 40%, was laid out in the Dallas-based…

December 3, 2020
Cheniere Doubling Down to Cut LNG Environmental Footprint as Stakeholder Pressure Grows

Cheniere Doubling Down to Cut LNG Environmental Footprint as Stakeholder Pressure Grows

Cheniere Energy Inc., the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter in the United States and one of the largest gas consumers, is “methodically reviewing” its business to further cut its environmental footprint as it faces questions about its role in the global energy transition.  The management team spent considerable time during last week’s third quarter…

November 13, 2020
Enbridge Outlines ESG Goals, Including Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Enbridge Outlines ESG Goals, Including Net Zero Emissions by 2050

On fronts from climate change to gender and racial equity, Enbridge Inc. has promised to march in step with avowedly “progressive” government and investor agendas for the next three decades. “The energy industry is in the midst of transition and we recognize the need to adapt to the changing expectations of our customers,” said the…

November 9, 2020
Range Resources Aiming for Net Zero Emissions in Lower 48 by 2025

Range Resources Aiming for Net Zero Emissions in Lower 48 by 2025

Lower 48 independent Range Resources Corp. on Wednesday unveiled an emissions goal of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2025. The Fort Worth, TX-based exploration and production (E&P) company said in its 2020 Corporate Sustainability Report it has reduced absolute GHG emissions by 47% since 2017. It also has recycled 147% of produced water…

August 27, 2020
MVP Commits to Appalachian Trail Conservation, Complementing Natural Gas Pipe Development

MVP Commits to Appalachian Trail Conservation, Complementing Natural Gas Pipe Development

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, developer of the contentious 2 million Dth/d, 300-mile natural gas conduit, plans to donate up to $19.5 million for conservation efforts in Virginia and West Virginia, where the unfinished pipeline is routed. The commitment is part of an agreement between the developer and conservation groups the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and…

August 19, 2020
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