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INGAA Decarbonizing Gas Transmission, Storage, Aiming to Hit Net Zero Emissions by 2050

INGAA Decarbonizing Gas Transmission, Storage, Aiming to Hit Net Zero Emissions by 2050

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) on Tuesday made a bold commitment to work toward achieving net zero carbon emissions from their members’ domestic gas transmission and storage assets by 2050. The work, which builds on other efforts by INGAA’s members to combat climate change, is not tied to President Biden’s ambitious climate…

January 27, 2021
U.S. RNG Production, Sites Accelerate in 2020

U.S. RNG Production, Sites Accelerate in 2020

Renewable natural gas (RNG) volumes and production sites increased significantly over the past two years in the United States, an assessment that comes as advocates are searching for ways to expand even further. Consultancy Energy Vision LLC completed a report in December in conjunction with the Argonne National Laboratory, which found a 42% increase in…

January 7, 2021
Fortistar Partnering on Florida RNG Project to Fuel NGVs

Fortistar Partnering on Florida RNG Project to Fuel NGVs

Fortistar President Mark Comora is sticking to his guns to ramp up additional renewable natural gas (RNG) projects, with a new Florida project to fuel natural gas vehicles (NGV). Comora’s privately owned investment firm is partnering with solid landfill waste operator New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) to construct a facility that would capture and…

December 28, 2020

Sempra Utilities OK’d to Begin Voluntary RNG Pilot for California Customers

California has authorized Sempra Energy’s two state utilities to begin a three-year voluntary pilot program that would offer renewable natural gas (RNG) to residential and small commercial/industrial customers. Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas and Electric Co. (SDG&E) were approved to begin the $2 million demonstration by the California Public Utilities Commission…

December 22, 2020
Dominion, Smithfield Align in Utah RNG Project, with Expansion Eyed Across Country

Dominion, Smithfield Align in Utah RNG Project, with Expansion Eyed Across Country

Dominion Energy is making good on its plans to invest in renewable natural gas (RNG), as CEO Thomas Farrell indicated in July. Dominion and Smithfield Foods, through their joint venture Align Renewable Natural Gas, initially are going to manufacture RNG at a facility in Milford, in southwestern Utah. The RNG would be produced from a…

December 14, 2020
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 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