Can US Producers Sell Buyers on 'Responsible' Gas?

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Since 2020, when reports surfaced that the French government had put on ice a deal to supply utility Engie with US LNG over concerns about shale gas’ environmental footprint, US producers have redoubled efforts to clean up their “dirty” reputations. Key to those efforts are initiatives to have third parties certify the emissions footprints of their natural gas — sometimes called certified natural gas or "responsibly sourced" gas (RSG). The charge has been led by the US’ biggest gas producers, including EQT, Chesapeake and Range Resources, although smaller independents such as privately backed Haynesville producers Aethon Energy and Rockcliff Energy have also announced participation in RSG initiatives. Supermajors Exxon Mobil and Chevron have implemented RSG programs in several basins, while BP’s US subsidiary announced this year it had received certification for its entire onshore oil and gas portfolio.

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