Northeast Natural Energy achieves first in gas certification
West Virginia-based Northeast Natural Energy said November 9 that is now the first natural gas producer in the nation to have its production certified using standards developed by non-profit organisation Equitable Origin.
Equitable Origin said it “created the first market-based mechanism to recognise and reward responsible energy producers and to empower energy purchasers through independent, site- level certification,” dubbed the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development,
Northeast Natural Energy (NNE) started pursuing certification through EO100™, as well as another standard by MiQ, in February. NNE said it expects MiQ certification by the end of the year.
“We have always prioritised the importance of transparency in our operations and the importance of operating in an environmentally and socially-conscious manner,” NNE’s CEO Mike John said. “To have our operations evaluated and become the first US producer to achieve independent certification speaks volumes about who we are and how we operate.”
NNE is one of the top natural gas producers in West Virginia, which hosts a large segment of the Appalachia shale basin. The Appalachia shale is the largest gas-producing basin in the US by far, eclipsing the No. 2 producer, Haynesville, by at least two-fold.
NNE has around 400mn ft3/d in gross production.