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Chevron, Brightmark JV in Multi-State Pact to Expand RNG Use for Compressed Gas Vehicles

Chevron, Brightmark JV in Multi-State Pact to Expand RNG Use for Compressed Gas Vehicles

Chevron Corp. is partnering up with Brightmark LLC to produce and market dairy biomethane at sites across the United States.  Financial details of the equity investments by subsidiary Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Brightmark in the joint venture (JV) were not revealed. However, the plan is to fund and construct infrastructure and commercial operations in “multiple”…

October 12, 2020
California Boosts RNG, Improves Wildfire Protection

California Boosts RNG, Improves Wildfire Protection

California Gov. Gavin Newsom last month signed legislation to turn the biomass from forest waste and dead trees into renewable natural gas (RNG). According to the California Forestry and Fire Protection Department, aka CalFIRE, the state has nearly 150 million dead trees. Studies have pinpointed sources throughout the nation for producing RNG, including woody forest…

October 6, 2020
Williams Aiming to Reduce Emissions by 56% by 2030, Aspiring to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Williams Aiming to Reduce Emissions by 56% by 2030, Aspiring to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Williams, which owns one of largest natural gas pipeline systems in the United States, has set a near-term goal of reducing company-wide greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 56% by 2030. “We believe we can successfully sustain and evolve our natural gas-focused business as the world moves to a low-carbon future, while also helping…

August 26, 2020
NW Natural’s Customer Base Expanding Despite Pandemic, with RNG Opportunities Eyed

NW Natural’s Customer Base Expanding Despite Pandemic, with RNG Opportunities Eyed

Portland, OR-based NW Natural executives on Friday talked up prospects in the renewable natural gas (RNG) sector and the growth in the customer base, which has come despite depressed demand from Covid-19.  CEO David Anderson during the second quarter conference call said construction and conversions have led to adding more than 13,000 customers during the…

August 10, 2020
Europe RNG Production Sprinting Past North America

Europe RNG Production Sprinting Past North America

Eighteen nations in Europe collectively are ahead of North America in adopting production sites for renewable natural gas (RNG), or biomethane, with growth rising 51% in the past two years, according to the Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) America trade organization. A study earlier this year by the American Gas Association (AGA) Foundation reported 110 RNG…

July 29, 2020
NARUC Partnership with DOE to Explore Emerging Natural Gas Technologies

NARUC Partnership with DOE to Explore Emerging Natural Gas Technologies

To share information on novel technologies and investments in natural gas, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The partnership follows the success of the NARUC-DOE Natural Gas Infrastructure Modernization Partnership (NGIMP) in 2016, which created numerous educational handbooks on natural gas.  The…

July 21, 2020
Oregon Natural Gas Utilities OK’d to Buy RNG for Customers

Oregon Natural Gas Utilities OK’d to Buy RNG for Customers

Oregon regulators have cleared the way for NW Natural and other natural gas utilities in the state to begin purchasing supplies of renewable natural gas (RNG) for customers. The Oregon Public Utility Commission approved co-mingling RNG and the fossil fuel version in utility operations following the approval of state Senate Bill 98 last year. NW…

July 20, 2020
Industry Pushes Back on Disparaging RNG Analysis by Sierra Club, Earthjustice

Industry Pushes Back on Disparaging RNG Analysis by Sierra Club, Earthjustice

A report published Tuesday criticizing the use of renewable natural gas (RNG) by Earthjustice and the Sierra Club is facing pushback by the energy industry. The report, “Rhetoric vs. Reality: The myth of renewable natural gas,” refers to RNG as a fossil gas alternative, or FGA, and claims it has inherent limitations to mitigate climate…

July 15, 2020
Chesapeake Utilities Partners with CleanBay Renewables in Next Move to Bring RNG to Customers

Chesapeake Utilities Partners with CleanBay Renewables in Next Move to Bring RNG to Customers

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (CPK), headquartered in Dover, Delaware with 240,000 customers from Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and the Delmarva Peninsula across its subsidiaries, announced another partnership in the hopes of expanding renewable natural gas (RNG) options for its customers. This time, CPK is partnering with CleanBay Renewables Inc, an enviro-tech company focused on sustainable RNG production. …

July 13, 2020

North Carolina Cooks Up RNG Recipe from Food, Energy Sectors, While California Expands Options

Using the byproducts of Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s largest pork processing plant, Duke Energy and biofuel specialist OptimaBio LLC have cooked up a recipe for renewable natural gas (RNG) that recently began production.

January 15, 2020
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