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UGI Utilities, Archaea Energy sign RNG distribution agreement

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UGI Utilities, a subsidiary of UGI Corporation, has signed an agreement with Archaea Energy to bring RNG into its distribution system.

The RNG will come from the Keystone Landfill in Dunmore, Pennsylvania and be injected into UGI Utilities’ high-pressure natural gas pipeline, serving its distribution system in Lackawanna County. This is the first RNG supply interconnect agreement UGI Utilities has signed to date.

The landfill gas will be processed and conditioned to meet UGI’s gas quality requirements. When fully operational in September, the UGI system will be the largest RNG supply point in the US to date, according to the company. This supply point will be available for the firm, as well as for natural gas suppliers operating on its system, to supply UGI’s customers.

Accepting delivery of the RNG will reduce CO2 emissions that would otherwise occur by up to approximately 314,000 tonnes per year. This CO2 reduction equates to removing the emissions from more than 67,000 passenger vehicles over a year.

“This agreement advances our strategy to position UGI Utilities as a leading provider of energy solutions that meet the environmental and social needs of our customers and communities,” said Robert F. Beard, executive vice-president of natural gas at UGI.

“We look forward to expanding our portfolio of renewable energy offerings available to our customers across our service territories.”

Archaea CEO Nick Stork added: “Archaea is proud to partner with UGI Utilities to help bring renewable energy to eastern Pennsylvania. UGI Utilities and Archaea share a common culture of safety, reliability, and commitment to the decarbonisation of energy resources.

“Pennsylvania is our home, and we are thrilled to work with another hometown company like UGI Utilities.”