Enstor Katy Storage and Transportation Facility Will Be the First Carbon Neutral Gas Storage Facility in the U.S.
HOUSTON – October 27, 2021 – Enstor, the largest privately owned gas storage company in the U.S. and an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC (“ArcLight”), today announced its Katy Storage and Transportation (Katy) facility became carbon neutral in Q3 2021. It is the first such carbon neutral gas storage facility in the nation.
Enstor achieved carbon neutral status at Katy by evaluating carbon emissions from Scope 1 facility operations and Scope 2 energy usage, in accordance with published Environmental Protection Agency standards, and purchasing corresponding offsets. Katy’s offsets were sourced from projects registered with the American Carbon Registry, which can be tracked at its website (americancarbonregistry.org). Further, Enstor is proud that its offsets and resulting carbon neutrality will benefit the Scope 3 emissions calculations of Katy’s upstream and downstream customers in the natural gas value chain.
“Achieving carbon neutrality at Katy demonstrates our commitment not only to meeting our customers’ needs but also to our dedication to our ESG principles. It further highlights our company’s focus on operating our assets in the most responsible manner,” notes Paul Bieniawski, Chief Executive Officer of Enstor Gas.
“Enstor’s success in making Katy Storage and Transportation carbon neutral is consistent with ArcLight’s strategy to focus on ESG principles through meaningful actions, including the measurement and reduction of the carbon footprint across our portfolio of assets,” said Dan Revers, Managing Partner and Founder of ArcLight.
Katy is a high-deliverability, multicycle natural gas storage facility located in Fort Bend and Waller counties in Texas. The facility has a working capacity of 23.5 billion cubic feet. It consists of a depleted gas production reservoir, redeveloped as a natural gas storage reservoir, and a dual pipeline header system interconnecting with 15 major natural gas pipelines. The facility’s strategic location and connectivity place it at the intersection of production from the Northeast, South Texas and the Permian Basin. The Katy facility is well positioned to serve growing market demand for LNG liquefaction and natural gas exports into Mexico and serves the storage needs of natural gas producers, energy marketers, electric power generators, utility and industrial users.
About Enstor Gas, LLC
Enstor Gas is the largest privately owned natural gas storage company in the United States. Headquartered in Houston, the company owns and operates seven active underground natural gas storage facilities in five states with more than 134 BCF in working gas capacity. Enstor has approximately 179 miles of transmission pipelines and 39 interconnects tomajor transmission pipelines. Enstor is backed by ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC, a leading private equity firm focused on North American energy infrastructure investments. For more information, please visit www.enstorinc.com.
About ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC
ArcLight is one of the leading private equity firms focused on energy infrastructure investments. Founded in 2001, the firm helped pioneer an asset-based private equity approach to investing in the dynamic energy sector. ArcLight has invested approximately $25 billion in 113 transactions since inception. Based in Boston, the firm's investment team employs a hands-on value creation strategy that utilizes its in-house technical, operational, and commercial specialists and works closely with the firm's 1,000-person asset management affiliate. More information about ArcLight, and a complete list of ArcLight's portfolio companies, can be found at www.arclightcapital.com.
Casey Nikoloric, Managing Principal
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