Responsibly Sourced Gas

What is RSG?

Natural gas producing sites that have undergone third-party certification to verify that the operator has utilized the highest standards and practices in all phases of their operations.

Priority to reduce GHG emissions throughout the natural gas supply chain.

Confirmation of responsible Water Stewardship throughout all phases of operations.

Risks associated with operational impacts are understood and mitigated.

Understanding of the local community’s needs and best interests.

How Does Project Canary Validate RSG?

Project Canary’s TrustWell™ certification is the premium standard for Responsibly Sourced Gas.  We apply multiple analytical lenses addressing the four primary categories of responsibility: air, water, land, and community.  Operators are assigned a Platinum, Gold or Silver rating based on independent review and rigorous analysis of their operations and practices.

In addition to the TrustWell standard, Project Canary has developed specific verified attributes and established mandatory thresholds that an operator must meet to obtain a Gold or Platinum rating.

Who is Selling RSG today?

Utilities are leading and gaining strong public support in the media.

Since the first transaction in 2018, there have been eleven total RSG deals.  Ten certified gas transactions have been completed in the United States, nine of which contained the TrustWell seal.

Notable RSG supply agreements include:

Southwestern Energy and New Jersey Natural Gas completed the first ever certified gas agreement in September 2018. New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) agreed to purchase certified RSG from Southwestern Energy at a premium.

Virginia Natural Gas Moves to 100% RSG. Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) recently announced that it aims to be the first natural gas utility in America to provide its customers with natural gas that is 100% sourced, transported and distributed by companies that have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to less than 1% across the natural gas value chain. 


About Project Canary

Project Canary is the data-driven foundation of the energy ESG marketplace. We accelerate progress to net-zero with continuous monitoring and uncompromising certification technology.

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