ONE Future welcomes NiSource
HOUSTON – Our Nation’s Energy Future announced that NiSource Inc. has joined the Coalition. NiSource is one of the largest fully regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 3.2 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers. NiSource will report its methane intensity results under ONE Future’s Distribution sector.
“We welcome NiSource as our newest member of the Coalition,” said Jim Kibler, Executive Director, ONE Future. “NiSource has taken significant strides to ensure they deliver energy to their customers in a way that is environmentally responsible, we look forward to help them take this commitment to the next level.”
“We have strong ties to our local communities, and we are constantly working to manage and improve our environmental performance. To support this focus, we continue to actively implement our plans to reduce Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions by 90% from 2005 levels by 2030, and to significantly reduce methane emissions through priority pipe replacement, traditional leak detection and repair, and deployment of advanced leak detection and repair,” said Dan Creekmur, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer of NiSource. “We are excited about our membership in ONE Future, we know this will strengthen this commitment to our millions of customers.”
The ONE Future Coalition is a group of more than 50 natural gas companies working together to voluntarily reduce methane emissions across the natural gas value chain to 1% (or less) by 2025 and is comprised of some of the largest natural gas production, gathering & boosting, processing, transmission & storage and distribution companies in the U.S. and represents more than 20% of the U.S. natural gas value chain.
Through the efforts of coalition members, ONE Future has surpassed its one percent goal in each of the four years that it has reported its methane intensity. The 2021 Methane Intensity Report, released in November 2021, registered an intensity level of 0.424% (versus the 2025 goal of 1.0%), beating its one percent goal by 58%. This means that methane emissions by coalition members across the natural gas value chain consisted of less than one half of one percent of all natural gas produced and delivered, demonstrating that the natural gas industry can minimize methane emissions and increase production and throughput while supplying much needed energy to the U.S. and around the globe for years to come.