The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) has published its inaugural Climate Report, demonstrating INGAA members’ commitment to addressing climate change and highlighting companies’ actions to-date. The report builds on INGAA’s 2021 Climate Statement, a set of commitments detailing the organization’s mission to work toward achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from natural gas transmission and storage by 2050.
“In demonstration of our sincere commitment to working together to address climate change, today’s report clearly communicates the efforts our members are undertaking to achieve climate goals,” said INGAA president and CEO Amy Andryszak in a Nov. 2 statement. “For years now, our members have worked to reduce methane emissions from their operations, and the Climate Report provides examples of the novel technologies and practices our members are deploying to further minimize methane emissions. This report also demonstrates that our members are making significant progress on innovative methods to drive down CO2 emissions from their own operations and across the global economy, including through renewable natural gas, hydrogen and CCUS projects, leaving me confident that pipeline and storage infrastructure will continue to be at the forefront of modernizing our nation’s energy system and delivering clean, affordable energy in a safe and reliable manner to all Americans.”
INGAA’s 26 member companies operate more than 200,000 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline, representing the vast majority of the interstate natural gas transmission system across the United States and Canada. Over the last three decades, our sector has made important emissions reductions progress, with methane emissions declining by more than one-third since 1990. Furthermore, natural gas has been critical to enabling carbon dioxide emissions reductions from the power sector, which have dropped by one-third since 2005.
“Natural gas infrastructure is vital to our daily lives and economy, and it will remain a mainstay in our nation’s clean energy future,” Andryszak said. “In conjunction with other actions, including sensible regulatory and legislative policies, we hope this report will encourage collaboration on climate solutions, leading to further infrastructure investment and environmental progress. INGAA looks forward to continuing to report on this progress in pursuit of meeting our climate goals.”
In addition to the organization’s recent climate commitments and goals, INGAA members adopted methane-specific pledges in 2018 to further reduce methane emissions from natural gas transmission and storage facilities while maintaining pipeline integrity, safe operations and minimizing adverse customer and community impacts.Tags: Climate Report, Environmental Social Governance (ESG), INGAA, Net Zero Emissions