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Gas Pathways Webinar: Independent Certified Gas with Equitable Origin and MiQ

October 4, 2022

An Alliance Ensuring the Future of Credible, Marketable Differentiated Commodity. Trillions of cubic feet of natural gas are now certified with most of those volumes certified by Equitable Origin and MiQ. As momentum for certified gas continues to increase, the vital role of a truly independent standard, by certifiers with no financial interest in the…

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Equitable Origin Position Announcement: EO100™ Senior Sustainability Advisor

October 3, 2022

Come and join a ground-breaking, passionate team of change makers at Equitable Origin. Our vision is a just energy transition where energy and natural resource development is carried out responsibly and creates benefits for all stakeholders. Equitable Origin is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization incorporated in the United States with operations throughout North America, South America…

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Equinor US gas certified responsibly produced by Equitable Origin

September 29, 2022

Equitable Origin is pleased to announce that in September 2022, Equinor US (EQNR) received certification under Equitable Origin’s EO100™ Standard for Responsible Development for its onshore natural gas production in the Appalachian Basin of Ohio in the United States. The site’s EO100™ Certification was assessed by Responsible Energy Solutions, LLC. To see the latest summary…

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Crew Energy Achieves Certification under the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development

September 21, 2022

Equitable Origin is pleased to announce that in August 2022, Crew Energy Inc. (TSX: CR; OTCQB: CWEGF) received certification under Equitable Origin’s EO100™ Standard for Responsible Development for its Northeast British Columbia Development in Canada. This results in approximately 180 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMcf/d) that is independently certified. The site’s…

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EO100™ Addendum B: Key Performance Indicators for Public Disclosure (DRAFT FOR REVIEW)

August 19, 2022

Download the EO100™ Addendum B: Key Performance Indicators for Public Disclosure The EO100™ Addendum B: Key Performance Indicators for Public Disclosure is currently a Draft for Review. Equitable Origin is releasing the Key Performance Indicators for Public Disclosure, a supplement to the overarching EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development. Voluntary standards can play a role in…

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Highwood’s Latest Report details continued Rise of Natural Gas Certification

August 12, 2022

Highwood Emissions Management Inc. (“Highwood”) released its 2022 edition of their popular report, An Overview of Voluntary Emissions Reduction Initiatives for the Oil & Gas Industry. The report surveyed 24 voluntary initiatives available to the oil and gas industry, revealing explosive growth in volumes of certified natural gas – more than 100-fold since 2021, with trillions…

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EO100™ Technical Supplement EO100.3: Natural Gas Transmission & Storage (DRAFT FOR REVIEW)

August 11, 2022

Download the EO100™ Technical Supplement EO100.3: Natural Gas Transmission & Storage The EO100™ Technical Supplement EO100.3: Natural Gas Transmission & Storage is currently a Draft for Review. Operators seeking certification for purely the transmission & storage segments of the natural gas value chain are assessed against the EO100TM Technical Supplement for Natural Gas Transmission &…

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EO100™ Addendum A: Greenhouse Gas Intensity Quantification Methodology (DRAFT FOR REVIEW)

Download the EO100™ Addendum A: Greenhouse Gas Intensity Quantification Methodology Addendum A: Greenhouse Gas Intensity Quantification Methodology is currently a Draft for Review. With the urgency of climate change action needed, there is increasing interest from investors, natural gas buyers (utilities, distributors, LNG purchasers, hydrogen producers), and governments to be able to quantify the carbon intensity…

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Equitable Origin joins OGCI’s Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions pledge

August 9, 2022

Equitable Origin is pleased to announce that its has joined The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative’s (OGCI) Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions initiative. OGCI has secured the support of 17 companies for its Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions pledge, alongside its 15 signatories, as of July 14, 2022. OGCI, which includes 12 of the world’s…

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Natural Gas World & EO co-host “ESG Certification: Pathway to an Equitable Future” Webinar

August 5, 2022

Natural Gas World (NGW) and Equitable Origin have come together to host an exciting new webinar via NGW’s Gas Pathways platform. “ESG Certification: Pathway to an Equitable Future” is a webinar that will feature Soledad Mills (CEO, Equitable Origin), Vincent Regnault (Executive Director, Gas Supply and Development of Renewable Gases, Énergir), and Marie Jurcevic (Sustainability…

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EO Welcomes Latest Round of Both New and Expanding Independent Assessment Bodies

August 3, 2022

Following the completion of the latest round of EO100™ Assessor Training Equitable Origin (EO) is excited to announce the addition of both new assessment bodies, as well as the further growth of existing assessment bodies. EO welcomes Tannas Conservations Services Ltd., Corvus Consulting Inc., Aptus Sustainability Inc., and Sustrio ESG Advisors Inc. as the latest…

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EO100™ Certificate Reverified for Pacific Canbriam Energy’s Northeast British Columbia Montney Project

July 12, 2022

It is Equitable Origin’s honour to share that, after having received their initial EO100™ Certification last year, as of July 30, 2021, Pacific Canbriam Energy Limited’s Northeast British Columbia Montney Project status has been reverified for the period covering July 30, 2022-July 30, 2023. The second year reverification of the site’s EO100™ Certification was assessed…

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Position Announcement: Operations Manager

June 24, 2022

Come and join a ground-breaking, passionate team of change makers at Equitable Origin. Our vision is a just energy transition where energy and natural resource development is carried out responsibly and creates benefits for all stakeholders. Responsibilities: Reporting to the CEO, the Operations Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day management of EO’s administrative, human…

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What does it mean to be EO100™ Certified?

June 22, 2022

What does certification to a reputable independent third-party standard mean? As more interest builds from natural gas buyers as well as from the financial and investment community, we would like to clarify what certification to the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development offers and what it does not.  The EO100™ certification is a broad evaluation…

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ARC Resources Ltd. Achieves EO100™ Certification for its Greater Dawson and Sunrise British Columbia Assets

May 5, 2022

• ARC Resources Ltd. Holds the largest volume of independently certified gas in Canada  • New certification of ARC’s Greater Dawson and Sunrise British Columbia site increases ARC’s certification holdings to over 95% of operations  In April 2022, ARC received certification under Equitable Origin’s EO100™ Standard for Responsible Development for its northeast BC assets, including…

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Bloom Energy Transacts to Purchase a 2-Year Supply of Certified Gas from EQT for US Fuel Cell Fleet

May 4, 2022

In an important development indicating the increasing demand and marketability of independently certified gas, Bloom Energy is converting its U.S. fleet of fuel cell installations to use independently certified natural gas to support responsible energy production leading to a demonstrated reduction of harmful methane emissions stemming from upstream natural gas production. Following Bloom Energy’s commitment…

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Our Partnership with MiQ

March 29, 2022

We’re proud to work in partnership with MiQ to jointly certify natural gas based on both methane emissions and wider ESG metrics.  As two non-profit corporations with similar missions and purpose of using voluntary standards to incentivize improvements in industry performance and accountability, partnering together was a natural fit. Both certification standards are: ✅ Independent…

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EO100™ Certification Expands to Midstream Operations

February 10, 2022

The EO100™ Certification program, with its emphasis on the entire spectrum of ESG concerns, has spread across the natural gas production segment in North America. It has promoted responsible energy operations and recognized producers that are exceeding industry best practices. However, there are significant social and environmental impacts throughout the natural gas value chain, and…

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Independently Certified Gas in Legislation

February 7, 2022

Demand for independent third-party certification of responsibly sourced hydrocarbons continues to grow due to several drivers: public and private investor pressure, the demand for a differentiated product by the users and consumers of gas and light oil, and the potential for producers to receive a premium to index for their product. Given this backdrop, we…

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Pipestone Energy Corp. Announces Equitable Origin Certification

January 20, 2022

Calgary, Alberta, January 20, 2022 — Pipestone Energy Corp. (“Pipestone” or the “Company”) today announced it has achieved independent certification of all its production from its world class Pipestone Wembley asset under the Equitable Origin EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development. The certified unit is in the Montney formation, located west of Grande Prairie, Alberta,…

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EQT Obtains Equitable Origin and MiQ Certifications of a Majority of its Natural Gas

January 13, 2022

EQT Corporation has certified a majority of its natural gas under both the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development, which focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, and MiQ methane standard. EQT’s certified natural gas production now comprises 4.5% of all natural gas produced in the U.S., making EQT not only the nation’s largest…

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Seneca Resources Achieves Certification of its Appalachian Natural Gas Production under the Equitable Origin Standard

January 11, 2022

Seneca Resources Company, LLC (Seneca), the Exploration and Production segment of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG) (National Fuel or the Company), announced it has achieved certification of 100% of its Appalachian natural gas production, over 1 billion cubic feet of daily gross production, under Equitable Origin’s EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development, a series…

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation Achieves Grade “A” MiQ and EO100™ Certification For Its Legacy Haynesville Shale Operations

December 20, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY, December 21, 2021 – Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CHK) is the first company to certify Haynesville natural gas operations jointly under the MiQ methane standard, and the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development, which covers a broad range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. The certification includes Chesapeake’s legacy Haynesville Shale operations with…

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The EO100™ Standard: Independent, Transparent, Comprehensive, and Robust

December 9, 2021

The certification of natural gas is a critical business strategy to demonstrate to all stakeholders  – employees, communities, investors, buyers, and LNG offtakers –  that operators along the natural gas value chain are operating in an environmentally and socially conscious manner.  As certification increases in strategic importance, there is an increase in demand for a…

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Why Does Equitable Origin Use Independent Assessors?

November 19, 2021

Equitable Origin (EO) is excited to announce the addition of new assessment bodies, Environmental Standards and Impact Resolutions, as well as new assessors from Geosyntec, Greenpath Energy, Keefer Ecological Services, and Responsible Energy Solutions. All approved assessors must meet EO requirements for experience and attend extensive training to be accepted as a qualified assessor for…

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Northeast Natural Energy announces it has achieved certification through the Equitable Origin EO100TM Standard

November 8, 2021

Northeast Natural Energy (NNE) today announced it is the first natural gas producer in the United States to achieve independent certification of natural gas production under the EO100™ Standard  for Responsible Energy Development. NNE is a privately owned company founded in 2009 which is headquartered in  Charleston, WV with operations focused exclusively on dry natural…

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Vermilion Energy Inc.’s West Pembina Site Achieves EO100™ Certification

November 2, 2021

Equitable Origin is delighted to announce that Vermilion Energy Inc.’s West Pembina Site: Carrot Creek, Granada and Eta Lake in Alberta is EO100™ Certified. Vermilion is the third producer of natural gas in Canada to have achieved this rigorous certification, which is based on an independent assessment of performance targets within five Environment, Social and…

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Seneca Resources Announces Commitment to Seek Certification of its Appalachian Natural Gas Production under the Equitable Origin Standard

September 7, 2021

Seneca Resources Company, LLC (Seneca), the Exploration and Production segment of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG) (National Fuel or the Company), announced its commitment to seek certification of 100% of its Appalachian natural gas production under Equitable Origin’s EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development, a set of rigorous environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance…

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Pacific Canbriam Energy Limited’s Montney Site Achieves EO100™ Certification; First-Ever to Employ Digital Registry Tracking Gas Origin

August 30, 2021

Equitable Origin is delighted to announce that Pacific Canbriam Energy Limited’s Northeast British Columbia Montney Project has become the second EO100™ certified site in Canada. Pacific Canbriam was awarded the EO100TM Standard Certification after it demonstrated excellence and met performance targets in five areas: corporate governance and ethics; social impacts, human rights and community engagement;…

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Position Announcement: EO100™ Program Manager – Business Development

August 23, 2021

Equitable Origin is seeking a Program Manager-Business Development in the US to oversee the fast-growing EO100™ Certification Program. The EO100™ Program Manager will work with Equitable Origin’s CEO and Equitable Origin’s Director to support the EO100TM Standard and Certification for natural gas in the United States. Please see the job posting below for more information….

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation Announces Commitment to Seek Equitable Origin and MiQ Certification

July 14, 2021

  Chesapeake Energy Corporation today announced a new collaboration with MiQ and Equitable Origin to begin independent certification of its natural gas production under the MiQ methane standard and the EO100TM Standard for Responsible Energy Development, which covers a broad range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Soledad Mills, CEO, Equitable Origin, commented: “We…

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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: EO100™ Technical Supplement on Natural Gas Open For Public Comment

EO100™ Technical Supplement Update We welcome your feedback on the standard! Equitable Origin is updating the EO100™ Technical Supplement – Onshore Natural Gas Production, a supplement to the overarching EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development. The following proposed Performance Targets (PTs) are divided into levels 1, 2, and 3. PT1 reflects meeting the industry standard,…

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Webinar: EO100™ Technical Supplement Update

July 6, 2021

Equitable Origin Webinar: Technical Supplement Update   Wednesday, 14 July 2021 3:00 PM EDT (2:00 PM CST/1:00 PM MDT)   The Equitable Origin certification program is growing and we need your help! Join us to discuss and give feedback on proposed updates to the EO100™ Technical Supplement – Onshore Natural Gas Production. You will have the…

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Equitable Origin Announces New EO100™ Approved Assessors

June 17, 2021

  As the EO100™ program continues to grow across the US and Canada, Equitable Origin is pleased to announce that it has approved and trained new assessors to carry out certification assessments. In the US, we welcome assessors from Acorn International and Geosyntec Consultants. In Canada, assessors from AECOM are joining the program. Current assessment…

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Equitable Origin Position Announcement: Finance and Human Resources Coordinator – Part time

June 4, 2021

Equitable Origin is seeking a Finance and Human Resources Coordinator (Part-Time) based in the US. Reporting to the CEO, this position is responsible for assuring the integrity and implementation of accounting, internal control systems and financial structures in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and corporate procedures. This position is also responsible for establishing and…

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Equitable Origin Position Announcement: EO100™ U.S. Program Manager

  Equitable Origin is seeking a Program Manager in the US to oversee the fast-growing EO100™ Certification Program. The EO100™ U.S. Program Manager will work with Equitable Origin’s CEO and Equitable Origin’s Director to support the EO100TM Standard and Certification for natural gas in the United States. Please see the job posting below for more…

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NNE Announces Commitment to Seek Independent Certification of all Natural Gas Production under Equitable Origin and MiQ Standards

April 28, 2021

Northeast Natural Energy (NNE) announced it will seek certification under Equitable Origin’s EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development that covers a broad range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria and the MiQ methane standard. Soledad Mills, CEO, Equitable Origin commented: “NNE is a forward-thinking company with a commitment to operating to high standards. We…

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Énergir Commits to Purchase All Natural Gas from EO100™ Certified Sources by 2030

March 24, 2021

Énergir, Québec’s main natural gas distributor, committed to purchase 100% of its fossil natural gas supplies through sources certified by the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development as part of the company’s Responsible Procurement of Natural Gas Initiative. For more information on Énergir’s Responsible Procurement of Natural Gas Initiative, download the Climate Resiliency Report.

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Seven Generations 2020 Assessment Available

Seven Generations Energy (7G), an energy producer dedicated to responsible development in Alberta, Canada, has received its annual assessment for the Kakwa River Project that was certified in 2019. The assessment concluded that Seven Generations had succeeded in meeting or partially meeting all the applicable Level 1 Performance Targets. Seven Generations improved their scores under all…

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Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) Announces Purchase of EO100™-Certified Natural Gas

December 28, 2020

  Last month, Vermont Gas Systems (VGS), a U.S.-based natural gas distributor announced it has added certified, responsibly developed thermal energy into its system that serves more than 53,000 homes and businesses in Vermont. As part of its overall supply, VGS is purchasing the Equitable Origin EO100™ certified natural gas from Seven Generations Energy (7G), an energy producer…

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Responsible Energy Solutions Becomes Equitable Origin-Approved Assessor

April 16, 2020

Equitable Origin is pleased to announce Responsible Energy Solutions as an approved assessor to conduct certification assessments against the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development. Responsible Energy Solutions (RES) is an energy consultancy dedicated to helping companies create tangible value through environmental excellence. Recent work includes consultation with an international oil and gas pipeline organization on…

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New Standard Achieved in Responsible and Transparent Energy Development and Procurement

February 10, 2020

  Calgary, February 10, 2020 – Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (7G) and Québec’s main natural gas distributor, Énergir s.e.c. (Énergir), have entered into a responsible natural gas supply agreement governed by the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development. Globally, this is the first transaction executed under the EO100™ framework and establishes a new standard for…

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Love it or Hate it, We Want to Make Fracking More Responsible

March 16, 2015

Diagram of a shale gas extraction operation using hydraulic fracturing (fracking). (image: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). Say the word “fracking” to anyone who has heard it before, and you are likely to get a big reaction. To most, fracking is either the key to unlocking energy independence and an economic blessing or a pathway to…

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