Dallas’ Atmos Energy is joining Our Nation’s Energy Future Coalition (ONE Future), a voluntary alliance of national gas supply chain companies seeking to reduce methane emissions through technology and policy solutions.
Atmos has committed to measuring and reporting emissions, as well as tracking its own progress per ONE Future protocols. The energy company plans to focus on innovation, long-term sustainability, and risk mitigation with its membership in ONE Future reflecting its “continued commitment to responsible, sustainable practices in its natural gas distribution businesses and pipeline and storage operations,” according to a statement.
“Atmos Energy is proud to join the other members of ONE Future in demonstrating our commitment to the environment and the long-term sustainability of natural gas as a vital energy resource,” Kevin Akers, Atmos Energy’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “We are dedicated to identifying operational and technological solutions that drive continuous improvement as we work to achieve our target of a 50 percent reduction in methane emissions from our natural gas distribution system by 2035.”
The S&P 500 company is the largest fully regulated, natural gas-only distributor in the U.S. and serves more than three million customers across 1,400 communities in eight states. Along with membership in ONE Future, Atmos Energy is a founding partner of the voluntary Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Natural Gas Methane Challenge and natural Gas STAR Programs. It also voluntarily reports gas operations data in the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the American Gas Association (AGA) environmental, social, governance, and sustainability (ESG/sustainability) template.
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