Renewable Natural Gas

Sustainability Targets, Customer Interest Driving Natural Gas Utilities to RNG

Sustainability Targets, Customer Interest Driving Natural Gas Utilities to RNG

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…

March 22, 2024
Spire Tapped to Develop RNG Facility in KC, with St. Louis Project in Works

Spire Tapped to Develop RNG Facility in KC, with St. Louis Project in Works

Natural gas utility Spire Inc. is developing a renewable natural gas (RNG) facility in Kansas City, MO, the first in the area, via a venture with the city’s water utility.  KC Water selected Spire to develop the facility at the Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant. The upgrade, expected to be completed in 2025, could produce…

January 17, 2024
Enbridge Expands U.S. RNG Footprint with Acquisitions

Enbridge Expands U.S. RNG Footprint with Acquisitions

Enbridge Inc. further expanded its presence in the Lower 48 by acquiring a string of renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities. The Calgary-based company said that, as part of ongoing efforts to build a U.S. RNG manufacturing and transportation business, it purchased seven operating landfill gas-to-RNG facilities from Morrow Renewables. The portfolio, valued at $1.2 billion,…

November 8, 2023
BP-led Archaea Expands U.S. RNG Volumes with Start-Up of Indiana Facility

BP-led Archaea Expands U.S. RNG Volumes with Start-Up of Indiana Facility

A renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Indiana, able to process 3,200 cubic feet/minute of landfill gas, has begun operations, according to BP plc-led Archaea Energy. The RNG facility in Medora, sited by a landfill owned by Rumpke Waste and Recycling, is the first to come online since last December, when BP completed its takeover…

October 5, 2023
SoCalGas Agrees to Settle Misleading ‘Renewable’ Natural Gas Claims with California AG

SoCalGas Agrees to Settle Misleading ‘Renewable’ Natural Gas Claims with California AG

Sempra’s Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has reached a tentative settlement with California authorities in connection with claims made in 2019 that the utility’s natural gas was “renewable.” California Attorney General (AG) Rob Bonta announced the agreement Monday, in which he called the claims by SoCalGas misleading.  “The vast majority of natural gas — including…

August 18, 2023
RNG Producers Optimistic About Growth with Revised Biofuel Rules

RNG Producers Optimistic About Growth with Revised Biofuel Rules

Some North American renewable natural gas (RNG) operators are expecting a more favorable market for selling environmental credits after federal biofuel volume requirements were updated. Three of the largest domestic RNG operators said in their second quarter results that revamped rules issued in June by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may help them improve…

August 16, 2023
U.S. RNG Projects Proliferating, Fueled by Demand and Government Incentives

U.S. RNG Projects Proliferating, Fueled by Demand and Government Incentives

The number of renewable natural gas (RNG) projects across the country is rising as operators and states move to expand their alternative energy resources.  Many of these projects are using waste from dairy farms and food, in addition to landfills, to produce RNG.  As of January, there were 78 RNG projects under construction in the…

August 4, 2023
North American RNG Production Forecast to Steadily Increase to 2050, Says Wood Mackenzie 

North American RNG Production Forecast to Steadily Increase to 2050, Says Wood Mackenzie 

North America could see an increase in renewable natural gas (RNG) production by 2050, as government incentives and new production capacities are added, according to a recent analysis by Wood Mackenize researchers  “RNG has become more popular as it can have five times lower carbon intensity than natural gas projects and helps reduce emissions considerably…

July 20, 2023
How Best to Incentivize Decarbonization? Use All-of-the-Above, Says RNG Coalition Exec

How Best to Incentivize Decarbonization? Use All-of-the-Above, Says RNG Coalition Exec

States that want to effectively adopt rules to encourage industry to reduce carbon emissions would fare well by adopting a holistic approach, according to an executive with the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas.  NGI’s Leticia Gonzales, Price and Markets Editor, recently shared a microphone with Dana Adams, the legislative policy manager for the Coalition for…

July 12, 2023
RNG, Carbon Capture Helping Frame Clean Energy Policies, but Challenges Remain – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

RNG, Carbon Capture Helping Frame Clean Energy Policies, but Challenges Remain – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

Click here to listen to the latest episode of NGI’s Hub & Flow, in which NGI Price & Markets Editor Leticia Gonzales talks to RNG Coalition’s Dana Adams, legislative policy manager, about how natural gas is shaping energy transition policies across the country and beyond. Adams discusses how renewable natural gas development, carbon capture and…

July 6, 2023
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