New Methane Certification Scheme for “Green” Natural Gas

In our book, methane (CH4) is methane and needs no justification to be drilled for and widely used. But for those who drill for it, or flow it through pipelines, methane now has to be perceived as “green” or risk going the way of the dodo bird. This is how the game is played. Various organizations have sprung up in an effort to prove drillers (and others) are harvesting and moving methane in an environmentally safe manner. One of those systems for certifying the greenness of gas is the Responsible Gas program by Independent Energy Standards Corp. (see Southwestern Sells 1st Certified “Responsible Gas” to NJ Resources). Another new certification service launched in December, called MiQ.

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