Investor pressure for faster decarbonization is prompting U.S. oil and gas producers to adopt higher ESG standards to reduce their carbon footprint, which has led many to seek certifications that label their production as “responsibly sourced.”

Responsibly sourced gas, or RSG, is a certification for natural gas that many E&P companies are embracing to green their mix of energy sources and achieve their ESG goals. Three female leaders recently joined Hart Energy for a wide-ranging discussion on the feasibility and significance of RSG for the energy industry plus what it means for oil production as well:

  • Jennifer Hoffman, Vice President of EHSR & Communications, Olympus Energy
  • Hilary Penrod, Partner, Professional Practice Director, Grant Thornton
  • Anna Scott, Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer, Project Canary

Hoffman, Penrod and Scott are honorees of Hart Energy’s Oil and Gas Investor Influential Women in Energy program, and will be recognized at the 5th Annual Influential Women in Energy luncheon and networking event on Friday, April 29 at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Houston. For more information on the luncheon and these extraordinary women visit

Hart Energy Oil and Gas Investor Influential Women in Energy headshot - Jennifer Hoffman Olympus EnergyJennifer Hoffman is the vice president of EHSR & Communications at Olympus Energy, a position she has held since 2016. In this role, she manages the teams responsible for permitting, compliance, safety, communications and external affairs. She also has primary responsibility for the company’s ESG programs, and she serves on the board of directors for the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

Prior to joining Olympus, Hoffman spent five years at Chesapeake Energy in the Regulatory Department, including as the regulatory director of the Northern Division, where her team was responsible for permitting and regulatory affairs activities in the Marcellus, Utica and Powder River Basin plays. Before joining Chesapeake, she spent 14 years at the Susquehanna River Basin Commission in various roles, including aquatic ecologist and monitoring and assessment chief.Hart Energy Oil and Gas Investor Influential Women in Energy headshot - Hilary Penrod Grant Thornton

Hilary Penrod is a partner at Grant Thornton LLP, a global professional services firm that provides audit, tax and advisory services. She has more than 16 years of experience providing audit services to clients primarily in the energy and consumer and industrial products industries. As a member of Grant Thornton’s national office, Penrod serves as Central Region professional practice director, while continuing to serve a portfolio of audit clients, and she is recognized as a technical leader with a focus on audit quality.

Hart Energy Oil and Gas Investor Influential Women in Energy headshot - Anna Scott Project CanaryDr. Anna Scott is an atmospheric scientist, an entrepreneur and the chief science officer of Project Canary.

She received her Ph.D. in the Earth and Planetary Science Department at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from University of Chicago, a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and a Master of Arts and Sciences in earth science from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Scott has installed sensor networks and led field campaigns in Birmingham, Alabama, Nairobi (Kenya), and Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Scott founded the Baltimore Open Air project, a community-based air quality monitoring project that designed, built and deployed air monitors in the Greater Baltimore region.