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New Online Exchange to ‘Tag’ Natural Gas Based on Methane Emissions

Sept. 25, 2019, 1:00 PM

A new exchange will allow natural gas traders to value the fuel based on methane emissions for the first time as the industry faces increasing pressure to help fight global warming.

In the coming weeks, Xpansiv CBL Holding Group will launch an online trading platform that tags U.S. gas with data about its origin, Chief Executive Officer Joe Madden said in an interview in New York. Certificates associated with that gas will be similar to renewable energy credits for electricity or the renewable identification numbers that are tagged to ethanol and other biofuels.

“Until now you had no way to...

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