Interstate Natural Gas Association of America Releases Inaugural Climate Report

WASHINGTON — The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) announced the publication of 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 towards 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 Amy Andryszak, President and CEO of INGAA.  “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.”

The report also demonstrates that INGAA 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— indicating pipeline and storage infrastructure will continue to be at the forefront of modernizing the nation’s energy system and delivering clean, affordable energy, she said.

INGAA’s 26 member companies operate more than 200,000 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline, representing most of the interstate natural gas transmission system across the United States and Canada. Over the last three decades, the 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 CO2 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 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.

For more information about INGAA’s 2021 Climate Report, click here.

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