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    Texas storage operator claims carbon neutrality


Katy storage facility is the first in the US to achieve carbon neutrality

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Texas storage operator claims carbon neutrality

Enstor Gas, the largest privately-held natural gas storage operator in the US, said October 27 it had achieved carbon neutrality at its Katy storage and transportation facility in Texas.

It is the first such carbon neutral natural gas storage centre in the US, it said.

“Achieving carbon neutrality at Katy demonstrates our commitment not only to meeting our customers’ needs but also to our dedication to our ESG principles,” Enstor CEO Paul Bieniawski said. “It further highlights our company’s focus on operating our assets in the most responsible manner.”

Enstor achieve carbon neutral status at Katy by evaluating carbon emissions from Scope 1 facility operations and Scope 2 energy usage, in accordance with published US Environmental Protection Agency standards, and purchasing corresponding offsets. The offsets were sourced from a landfill gas capture and power generation project in Illinois registered with the American Carbon Registry.

Katy is a high-deliverability, multi-cycle natural gas storage facility in Texas that has a working capacity of about 23.5bn ft3. It consists of a depleted gas production reservoir and a header system connecting with 15 major natural gas pipelines.