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Southwestern Energy Company Methane Challenge Partner Profile

Natural Gas STAR Partner Since 2005 | Methane Challenge Partner Since 2016

Southwestern Energy CompanyExit 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, Southwestern Energy Company 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.

ONE Future will use this data to assess Southwestern Energy Company's progress towards its emissions intensity target. Please visit the the ONE Future Coalition's websiteExit for more information on the emission intensity targets and calculations.

Background Information: Information submitted by Southwestern Energy Company can be found on its document page. This page includes the following document:

  • Methane Challenge Implementation Plan

ONE Future commitment option partners will begin reporting in the summer of 2019. This page will be updated with Southwestern Energy Company's data after its first report is received.

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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
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