Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - July 25, 2023
Kinder Morgan Lowers Emissions, Invests in Renewable Diesel
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) announced a 2.6% decrease in its operational Scope 1 emissions and a continued decrease in the percentage of methane emissions that contribute to its overall Scope 1 emissions.
The pipeline company’s efforts toward methane intensity reduction includes the expansion of its annual leak detection surveys to include 100% of its natural gas gathering and boosting compressor stations.
KMI invested in two renewable diesel hubs in California, a renewable feedstock storage and logistics hub in Harvey, Louisiana, and its growing renewable natural gas platform. The company's 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report also includes new or expanded disclosures to evaluate decarbonizing the company’s larger GHG emission sources, climate-related lobbying and trade association alignment, and metrics related to the percentage of female or minority employees.
“We are very pleased to report a year-over-year decrease in operational Scope 1 emissions, particularly after bringing new projects in service this past year,” said KMI's Chief Operating Officer, James Holland, in a statement. “We continue to support the energy transition by increasing our involvement with renewable fuels and investing in additional lower carbon projects that provide shareholder value.”