Energy Infrastructure Company Says Natural Gas to Play ‘Important Role’ in Low-Carbon Future

Mon, August 31, 2020

From the Houston Chronicle:


The Oklahoma pipeline company Williams said it aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by more than half from 2005 levels by 2030.


The 56 percent cut would put the company on trajectory toward reaching et zero carbon emissions by 2050. To reach its 2030 goal, Williams plans to reduce methane emissions reduction through leak detection and repair, work practice improvements, and evaluating equipment upgrades on a site-specific basis.


Willams, which has a significant presence in Houston, is the latest energy company to set a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050 as slowing climate changes gains increasing urgency. BP and Shell this year set a net-zero emissions goal by 2050.


“As one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in the U.S., we see firsthand the important role natural gas plays today in a viable and sustainable low-carbon future,” said Alan Armstrong, president and chief executive officer at Williams, “and we know that natural gas is critical to addressing climate change.”