New Jersey Natural Gas Continues to Lead on Sustainability, Announces Membership in ONE Future
By becoming a member, NJNG is further demonstrating its commitment to the dual goals of: better ensuring the environmental benefits of natural gas by reducing overall methane emissions, and leading with environmental best practices for the operations of its natural gas distribution system.
“We are pleased to start 2019 with this important partnership that
builds on New Jersey Natural Gas’ core commitment to responsible,
sustainable practices that benefit our environment,” said
In addition to sitting on the ONE Future board, as a member company, NJNG commits to measure its emissions and track progress over time according to the ONE Future reporting protocols.
Membership in ONE Future is completely voluntary, and represents another step in NJNG’s commitment to embracing innovation and new approaches to sustainable and responsible business practices.
New Jersey Natural Gas Has Been a Leader on Sustainability Initiatives to Benefit the Environment
- First in the Country to Source Natural Gas Supply from TrustWell™
Responsible Gas Program. NJNG was recognized in 2018 by the
Independent Energy Standards Corporation(IES) for its role in the completion of the industry’s first ever TrustWell responsible gas transaction, an important milestone for the natural gas industry. According to IES, the TrustWell Responsible Gas Program is aimed at creating a differentiated market for natural gas that allows purchasers to select responsibly developed natural gas based on TrustWell ratings. These ratings are based on a broad measure of each facility’s profile and operational controls, including areas such as well integrity and emissions controls, and combined into an overall TrustWell score.
- Membership in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (
EPA) Methane Challenge. In 2018, NJNG committed to the EPA Methane Challenge, another voluntary methane emissions reduction program, to adopt and share best practices to mitigate methane emissions.
- NJNG Has Aggressively Invested in its System, Improving Safety and
NJNG boasts the fewest leaks per mile of all natural gas utilities
NJNG has proactively replaced aging infrastructure, recently
earning the distinction of being the first
New Jerseynatural gas utility to eliminate the use of cast iron pipe in its distribution system.
By the end of 2019, NJNG expects to replace the remaining bare
steel in its system. Once complete, it will be the first natural
gas utility in
New Jerseyto do so.
- NJNG boasts the fewest leaks per mile of all natural gas utilities in
New Jersey Natural Gas, NJR’s principal subsidiary, operates and maintains over 7,500 miles of natural gas transportation and distribution infrastructure to serve over half a million customers in New Jersey’s Monmouth, Oceanand parts of Morris, Middlesexand Burlington NJR Clean Energy Venturesinvests in, owns and operates solar projects with a total capacity of 231 megawatts, providing residential and commercial customers with low-carbon solutions.
- NJR Energy Services manages a diversified portfolio of natural
gas transportation and storage assets and provides physical natural
gas services and customized energy solutions to its customers across
- NJR Midstream serves customers from local distributors and
producers to electric generators and wholesale marketers through its
50 percent equity ownership in the Steckman Ridge natural gas storage
facility, as well as its 20 percent equity interest in the
PennEast Pipeline Project.
- NJR Home Services provides service contracts as well as
heating, central air conditioning, water heaters, standby generators,
solar and other indoor and outdoor comfort products to residential
NJR and its more than 1,000 employees are committed to helping customers
save energy and money by promoting conservation and encouraging
efficiency through Conserve to Preserve® and initiatives such
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