Over the past three decades, Boardwalk has been focused on reducing methane emissions associated with the transportation and storage of natural gas on our pipeline system.

We go above and beyond the state and federal regulations to minimize methane emissions using a variety of strategies:

  • Evaluating replacing older compression equipment with electric drive compression or new low emission, fuel efficient units when practicable.
  • Modifying fuel systems on key reciprocating equipment to lower fuel consumption and emissions.
  • Conducting emissions surveys and performing maintenance and repairs on identified component leaks.
  • Performing annual leak surveys along our pipelines with the aid of helicopters and fixed-wing planes, and analytical field surveys when appropriate.
  • Using optical gas imaging cameras to scan all natural gas piping and components at our compressor stations to visualize any leaks in real time.
  • Installing continuous monitoring emissions detection equipment as a pilot project at two compressor stations;
  • Employing experts in air emissions to develop and monitor efforts in reducing emissions. 
  • Minimizing methane emissions vented to the atmosphere from transmission pipeline blowdowns by using existing and portable compression and flaring when feasible.
  • Installing repair sleeves and composite wraps to avoid pipeline blowdowns.
  • Exploring options to replace high bleed natural gas pneumatic devices with low or zero flow bleed devices.

To learn more about how we are reducing our carbon footprint, click here to access our sustainability report

Boardwalk also participates in organizations and initiatives that support reducing methane emissions including:


ONE Future
In 2019, Boardwalk joined the ONE Future Coalition, a group of natural gas companies working together to voluntarily reduce methane emissions across the natural gas supply chain with a goal to lower emissions to 1% by 2025. For more information on ONE Future, please visit their website at onefuture.us.


Energy Infrastructure Council
Boardwalk is also a member of the Energy Infrastructure Council which is a non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of companies that develop and operate energy infrastructure. For more information on the Energy Infrastructure Council, please visit their website at eic.energy.


INGAA Methane Emissions Commitments
Boardwalk also adheres to the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America’s Methane Emissions Commitments aimed at continuously improving practices to minimize methane emissions from interstate natural gas transmission and storage operations in a prudent and environmentally responsible manner. For more information on INGAA, please visit their website at ingaa.org.