Kinder Morgan Gets FERC Approval to Offer Certified Gas Pooling on TGP System

(P&GJ) — Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. LLC (TGP), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Inc., has received approval for its producer certified gas (PCG), or responsibly sourced gas (RSG), aggregation pooling service from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Kinder Morgan's Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) is an approximately 11,760-mile pipeline system that transports natural gas supplied from the Northeast section of the United States to diverse end-use demand markets including New York City and Boston in the Northeast, the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast, and Mexico.

“After working closely with producers and customers, we are pleased to offer a PCG aggregation pooling service that meets their needs as they exist today,” Ernesto Ochoa, TGP’s vice president of commercial, said. “We believe this positions TGP as a leader in the energy transition because this service facilitates greater transparency and liquidity into markets for this important, lower-emissions energy source.”

The PCG aggregation pooling service is now available at all pooling points across the TGP system. PCG is conventional natural gas sourced from production facilities that have been certified by a qualified third party to meet certain environmental, social and governance standards that typically focus on management practices for methane emissions, water usage and community relations.

The service is designed to enable shippers on TGP to purchase and sell PCG supply at non-physical pooling locations, ultimately serving end-users, utilities, power plants and LNG facilities connected to the TGP system.

Parties who have obtained certifications from qualified third-party organizations are supplying the PCG needed for the pooling service, and the supply is expected to grow as PCG becomes the fuel of choice among customers. TGP plans to continue working with producers and customers to refine this service as regulations and markets evolve.

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