Third Marcellus gas producer goes for responsibly sourced natural gas

Natural gas drilling rig

Northeast Natural Gas recently announced it will seek a responsibly sourced natural gas certification, joining Chesapeake and EQT as the third producer in the Marcellus Shale fields.

The company announced April 29 that it would work toward MiQ and Equitable Origin certifications. It will deploy the LUMEN Terrain continuous emissions monitoring technology to monitor the company’s entire operating field in north central West Virginia.

Northeast Natural Gas, headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia, has about 100 wells and 115 billion cubic feet of natural gas production along the Pennsylvania border in West Virginia.

The others

Chesapeake Energy Corporation announced April 13 that it’s launching a pilot program to produce certified responsibly sourced natural gas at certain well pads in northeast Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale fields and northwest Louisiana’s Haynesville Shale.

To accomplish this, Chesapeake is partnering with Project Canary, a Denver-based climate tech company, to do continuous on-site emissions monitoring, as well as going through a third-party certification process to analyze 300 data points looking at the operational impacts on water, air, land and community.

The pads for Chesapeake’s pilot program are in Bradford and Wyoming counties, according to a company spokesman. Chesapeake is the state’s third-largest natural gas producer.

EQT made a similar announcement in late January. Its pilot program with Project Canary is taking place on two well pads in southwestern Pennsylvania. EQT is the largest producer of natural gas in the U.S. and has leased more than 1 million acres combined in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. 

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