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Kinder Morgan Methane Challenge Partner Profile

Natural Gas STAR Partner Since 1993 | Methane Challenge Partner Since 2016

Kinder MorganKinder MorganExit is a member of the ONE Future Coalition and has joined the Methane Challenge program as a ONE Future commitment option Partner. As a member of Methane Challenge, Kinder Morgan will report detailed data on methane emissions and voluntary methane reductions across its operations to Methane Challenge annually and the dataset will be available on this page.

As a ONE Future commitment option Partner, Kinder Morgan has committed to achieve a certain ONE Future emission intensity rate by 2025. Progress towards achieving this commitment will also be published on this page. Note that the ONE Future emissions intensity metric is defined by the ONE Future coalition in its emissions intensity protocol and was not developed or verified by EPA. All emission intensity values displayed on this page were calculated by the ONE Future coalition, using the coalition's methodologies. Please visit the ONE Future Coalition's websiteExit for more information on the emission intensity targets and calculation methodologies.

At the bottom of this page, you will also find the voluntary methane reductions that Kinder Morgan has achieved in the program.

Background Information: Information submitted by Kinder Morgan can be found on its document page. This page includes the following documents:

  • Methane Challenge Implementation Plan
  • Natural Gas STAR Summary Report
  • Methane Challenge ONE Future Commitment Option Reported Data

Transmission and Storage

Year ONE Future Emission Intensity (%) Target ONE Future Emission Intensity and Year (%)
2017 0.04 -1
2018 0.02 -1
2019 0 -1
2020 0 -1
2021 0 -1
2022 0 -1
2023 0 -1
2024 0 -1
2025 0 0.31
Commitment Details Company Selection
Segment: Transmission and Storage
Target Year: 2025
Target ONE Future Emission Intensity: 0.31%
Current ONE Future Emission Intensity: 0.02%

Graph shows:  The blue bars show Kinder Morgan's annual ONE Future emissions intensity rate and the green star indicates its 2025 target ONE Future emission intensity (0.31%). Note that all ONE Future emission intensity values displayed on this page were calculated by the ONE Future coalition, using the coalition's methodologies, and were not developed or verified by the EPA. Please visit the ONE Future Coalition's websiteEXITfor more information on the ONE Future emission intensity targets and calculation methodologies.

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Methane Reductions

Year Methane Reductions (MTCO2eq)
2017 795307.52413
2018 1818954.1138725
2019 0
2020 0
2021 0
2022 0
2023 0
2024 0
2025 0

Since joining the Methane Challenge program, Kinder Morgan has achieved the following methane emissions reductions, which are also expressed in terms of carbon dioxide equivalents and the value of the amount of natural gas saved:

  • Methane emissions reductions: 104,570 metric tons
  • Reductions in carbon dioxide equivalents: 2,614,262 metric tons
  • Natural gas savings: $16,339,135*

*Natural gas savings assumes a natural gas price of $3.00 per thousand cubic feet, based on the average of daily Henry Hub Natural Gas Spot Prices in 2018, rounded to the nearest dollar

Pursuant to 5 CFR § 2635.702(c)(2), names are displayed here as the result of recognition for achievement given under an agency program of recognition for accomplishment in support of the agency’s mission. Any reference to a specific company or commercial product or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, company, or otherwise does not constitute or imply the endorsement or recommendation of EPA.

Methane Challenge Program LogoAbout the Methane Challenge Program

The Methane Challenge Program provides a new mechanism through which U.S. oil and gas companies can make more specific and transparent commitments to reducing methane emissions. Partner companies choose between two commitment options to cost-effectively reduce methane emissions. For background information on the Methane Challenge program, please check out the Methane Challenge Fact Sheet.

Best Management Practice (BMP) Commitment
The BMP Commitment is intended to spur near-term, widespread implementation of methane mitigation activities across the oil and natural gas value chain to address methane emissions from key emitting sources. By committing to address an emission source, the partner is committing to implement a BMP on all such sources in their operations. Progress towards a commitment is generally indicated by the percent of sources to which the partner has implemented a BMP as part of the Methane Challenge. Commitments for a few sources are instead based on achieving a target rate (of equipment replacement or methane emission reductions).
Learn more about the BMP Commitment.

ONE Future Emissions Intensity Commitment
The ONE Future Commitment is intended to drive action to achieve segment-specific intensity targets, established through the ONE Future Partnership, which will represent emissions per volume produced or volume of throughput and add up to a 1% or less “leakage rate” along the natural gas value chain by 2025.
Learn more about the ONE Future Emissions Intensity Commitment
Learn more about the ONE Future PartnershipExit

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