Houston, TX – Sept. 11, 2018 ONE Future Coalition (ONE Future) announced today that BHE Pipeline Group has joined the coalition, bringing the total number of member companies to 14. BHE Pipeline Group consists of two natural gas pipelines that operate in the Transmission and Storage Segment: Northern Natural Gas' pipeline system stretches across 11 states, from Southern Texas to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, providing its customers access to five of the major natural gas supply regions in North America. Kern River Gas Transmission Company is a direct link between the abundant Rocky Mountain natural gas-producing basins and Western markets.
ONE Future member companies represent the entire natural gas value chain and with the addition of BHE Pipeline Group, now account for approximately 10% of the total natural gas production, 32% of the US natural gas transmission miles and 9% of the US natural gas distribution. BHE Pipeline Group is one of several ONE Future companies that have invested in methane mitigation technologies and work-practices for more than a decade.
Matt Finnegan, vice president, resource management, BHE Pipeline Group said, “Engaging with ONE Future's mission makes sense and allows us to advance our sustainability objectives by using innovative, performance-based approaches to the management of methane emissions. With the guidelines ONE Future provides, along with its toolbox of resources, we gain tremendous value from our membership and look forward to sharing the results of our efforts under the initiative.”
“We're excited that BHE Pipeline Group has made the forward-thinking decision to formalize its efforts to reduce methane emissions,” said Richard Hyde, Executive Director, ONE Future. “Our coalition is growing, not only by companies, but geographically across the country and we couldn't be happier. Every company's efforts count, and are important in achieving our mutual goal of reducing emissions across the natural gas chain to one percent or less by 2025.”
BHE Pipeline Group consists of Northern Natural Gas and Kern River Gas Transmission. Northern Natural Gas has been in business since 1930, and owns the largest interstate natural gas pipeline system in the U.S. Northern Natural Gas' pipeline system stretches across 11 states, from Southern Texas to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, providing its customers access to five of the major natural gas supply regions in North America. The company provides natural gas transportation and storage services to 81 utilities, producers, energy marketing companies and industrial end users. It also provides grid transportation between other interstate and intrastate pipelines, and access to major North American gas supply basins in Canada, the Rocky Mountains, the MidContinent and Permian Basins, and major shale gas developments.
Kern River Gas Transmission Company began operating in 1992, and is a direct link between the abundant Rocky Mountain natural gas-producing basins and Western markets. Kern River's interstate natural gas pipeline system includes approximately 1,700 miles of pipeline and 12 fully automated compressor stations. Additional company information is available at www.northernnaturalgas.com and www.kernrivergas.com.
ONE Future was formed when eight companies came together in 2014 with a focus to collectively achieve a science-based average rate of methane emissions across our facilities equivalent to one percent (or less) of total natural gas production. Since our formation, we have grown to 14 companies accounting for the some of the largest natural gas producers, transmission and distribution companies in the U.S. ONE Future members operate in 11 out of the 19 production basins and other segments of the value chain operate in multiple regions of the country, hence ONE Future's data represent a geographically diverse and material share of the U.S. natural gas supply chain. Its members include Antero Resources, Apache, Berkshire Hathaway Pipeline Group, BHP, Equinor (formerly StatOil), EQT, Hess, Kinder Morgan, National Grid, Jonah, Southern Company Gas, Southwestern Energy, Summit Utilities, and TransCanada, for more information visit www.onefuture.us.
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