Air Emissions and Climate Change

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

As we look to the future, we recognize that natural gas has an important role in reducing emissions and acting as a partner to renewable energy in the United States. We are actively working to reduce our emissions and are doing our part to address the risks of climate change. We are also members of several industry groups to support methane emission reductions including ONE Future, INGAA, and the EPA’s Natural Gas STAR Program.

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2020 Key Metrics

  • 2,356,948 metric tons/CO2e

    Total Scope 1 Emissions*

  • 7,451 metric tons

    Nitrogen Oxide (NOx)

  • 30 metric tons

    Sulphur Dioxide (SOx)

  • 758 metric tons

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

  • 151 metric tons

    Particulate Matter (PM10)

*As reported to the EPA

Assets and Pipeline Integrity

System integrity requires a commitment by all operating personnel, as well as support from Boardwalk leadership, to use systematic, comprehensive and integrated processes to safely operate and maintain our pipeline system. Operations and integrity plans and procedures ensure that we train our employees to operate and maintain our systems to our highest safety standards.

Pipeline Inspections and Maintenance Programs

  • Robust Integrity Management Program (IMP) that informs inspection activities and institutes other preventive safety measures.

  • Adherence to applicable Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations.

  • Actively invest in our pipeline systems through ongoing maintenance initiatives including equipment overhauls and general upkeep and repairs.

  • Policies, plans, and procedures which are used to minimize pipeline integrity risks.

  • Gas control employees continuously monitor the operations and pressure in all our pipelines.

Conservation Efforts

Water Conservation, Waste Reduction and Recycling

We have water and waste management programs to minimize the generation of waste at our operating facilities and during construction activities. We have designated employees who are experts in water and waste management to ensure we comply with all federal, state, and local water-discharge and waste management regulations. We also secure permits for our projects in accordance with the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Program.

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2020 Key Metrics for Houston Corporate Office

  • 4

    Tons of material recycled

  • 14

    Cubic yards of landfill space saved

  • 66

    Trees saved

  • 27,300

    Gallons of water saved