What’s Next for the Responsibly Sourced Gas Movement

While investors and end users have already started to seek out gas producers with high ESG standards, regulators are “starting to pick up on this notion of certified gas,” said Equitable Origin’s Jennifer Stewart.

What’s Next for the Responsibly Sourced Gas Movement

But before end users, investors and regulators can understand the ESG status of the gas, the producer has to understand it, according to Jennifer Stewart, Equitable Origin’s principal adviser who outlined the EO100 certification standard for attendees of Hart Energy’s DUG Permian Basin and Eagle Ford conference and exhibition on May 17. (Source: Shutterstock.com)

FORT WORTH, Texas—End users and investors with high ESG standards are seeking out and supporting responsibly sourced gas.

Such gas supplies can be certified as responsibly sourced by various groups that consider a number of factors. Jennifer Stewart, EO100 principal adviser at Equitable Origin, outlined the EO100 certification standard for attendees of Hart Energy’s DUG Permian Basin and Eagle Ford conference and exhibition last month.

“This is a market demand, a market phenomenon,” she said. “End users are no longer satisfied with knowing the ESG at wellhead. They want to understand it from wellhead to burn tip, if you will.”

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Jennifer Pallanich

Jennifer Pallanich is Hart Energy's senior editor for technology. She has reported on the technology that fuels oil patch exploration, development and production for more than two decades.