Thu, Aug 17|
One Future Reducing Methane Emissions Update
ONE Future’s goal is to ensure the future of natural gas as a clean energy source by reducing member company methane emissions to 1% (or less). Join us to learn more.
Time & Location
Aug 17, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
About the event
The ONE Future Coalition is a group of more than 50 natural gas companies working together to voluntarily reduce methane emissions across the natural gas value chain to 1% (or less) by 2025 and is comprised of some of the largest natural gas production, gathering & boosting, processing, transmission & storage and distribution companies in the U.S. and represents more than 20% of the U.S. natural gas value chain.
The 2021 Methane Intensity Report, released in November 2021, registered an intensity level of 0.424% (versus the 2025 goal of 1.0%), beating its one percent goal by 58%. This means that methane emissions by coalition members across the natural gas value chain consisted of only about one-third of one percent of all natural gas produced and delivered, demonstrating that the natural gas industry can minimize methane emissions and increase production and throughput while supplying much needed energy to the U.S. and around the globe for years to come. Join us to get an update on One Future's progress.
Jim Kibler serves as the Executive Director of ONE Future. He is responsible for day-to-day operations, expanding membership, meeting with legislators and industry regulators, and promoting the organization at industry events. Jim was one of the original founding directors of ONE Future.
Jim held various roles at Southern Company Gas and its predecessor, AGL Resources, most recently as president of Virginia Natural Gas. In this role, he was responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern Virginia. Prior to his role as VNG president, he served as senior vice president of external affairs and public policy for AGL Resources, directing the company’s overall public policy initiatives. In this role, he helped to co-found ONE Future.
Before joining AGL Resources in January 2005, Kibler was an energy and telecommunications attorney in private legal practice, where he counseled clients in acquiring, permitting and operating energy infrastructure, and served as pro-bono counsel for eNGOs. Additionally, he served as special counsel to the Commonwealth of Virginia on various matters.
Kibler serves on the boards of the Hampton Roads Business Roundtable, ReInvent Hampton Roads, RVA-757 Connects, and the advisory boards of The Mead Endowment at The University of Virginia and Chesapeake Integrated Biofuels Complex. He previously served on the Virginia Chamber's Executive Committee and the Special Olympics-Virginia board. He is a former Vice Rector of the Board of Visitors at Radford University.
Kibler is the past chair of the American Gas Association’s legislative committee and task force on energy and environment, as well as the Southern States Energy Board’s associate members program. He is a past member of the board of trustees of The Georgia Conservancy and the Trust for Public Lands advisory council in Georgia.
Rachael Anderson, Avista
Jeff Webb, Avista
Kent Crouse, Cascade Natural Gas
Annika Wallendahl, Geosyntec
Shawna Nieraeth, MDU
Dana Wong, MDU
Tom Carl, NW Natural
Ian Casey, NW Natural
Kevin Duell, NW Natural
Jennifer Davison, NW Natural
Mike Mott, NW Natural
Dave Santen, NW Natural