U.S. industries will need more independently certified natural gas to reach climate targets, Williams’ Brian Vogt, director of new energy ventures, said, but first, companies have to build trust in low-carbon fuels.

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Vogt said a lack of transparency and established measures in the certified natural gas space have left investors and international LNG buyers skeptical as shareholders pressure companies to establish environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.

Natural gas firms need more data to back up claims about the role of U.S. gas as key to lower carbon emissions, but a consistent scale and language that customers can use to understand why they should place value on independently certified gas, Vogt said.

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