Southern Star joins ONE Future
Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline is proud to announce that we have joined 25 other companies as a member of Our Nation’s Energy Future (ONE Future).
ONE Future is a coalition of natural gas companies working together to voluntarily reduce methane emissions across the natural gas supply chain, with a goal to lower emissions to 1% by 2025.
“Southern Star has more than 100 years of history to their name, and we’re pleased that they are bringing that prestigious background to the ONE Future coalition,” said Richard Hyde, Executive Director, ONE Future. “Environmental stewardship is an integral part of Southern Star’s values and they will be a true asset to our organization.”
As a ONE Future member, Southern Star will report as part of the Transmission & Storage sector within the coalition and will hold a seat on ONE Future’s Board of Directors. The 2018 Methane Intensity Report was released in the Fall of 2019, and the coalition registered a 2018 methane intensity number of 0.326%. This was a decrease of 41% from 2017 – 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.
“Southern Star is a leading transporter of natural gas to America’s heartland, with approximately 6,000 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline in the Midwest and Mid-Continent regions of the United States.” said Jimmy Staton, President & CEO of Southern Star. “We are proud to partner with ONE Future as it represents our continued commitment to maintaining our operations in an environmentally friendly manner that promises safety and efficiency to our customers and employees.”
About ONE Future
ONE Future was formed when eight companies came together in 2014 with a focus to collectively achieve a science-based average rate of methane emissions across our facilities equivalent to one percent (or less) of total natural gas production. Since our formation, we have grown to 26 companies accounting for the some of the largest natural gas producers, transmission and distribution companies in the U.S. ONE Future members operate in 11 out of the 19 production basins and other segments of the value chain operate in multiple regions of the country, hence ONE Future’s data represent a geographically diverse and material share of the U.S. natural gas supply chain. Its members include Ascent Resources, Antero Resources, Apache, Atmos Energy, Berkshire Hathaway Pipeline Group, BHP, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, Dominion Energy, EagleClaw Midstream, Enbridge, Equinor, Equitrans Midstream, EQT, Hess, Kinder Morgan, National Grid, New Jersey Natural Gas, NW Natural, Noble Energy, Southern Company Gas, Southern Star, Southwestern Energy, Summit Utilities, TC Energy, Williams and Xcel Energy. For more information visit www.onefuture.us.