Path to Zero
Path to Zero
3.09 - Midstream Industry Looks to “Clear the Air” to Support Energy Transition
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This episode of Path to Zero focuses on how an important industry is navigating the energy transition to tackle the environmental challenges we face.

Our guest is Joel Moxley, the CEO of GPA Midstream Association, which represents dozens of companies that play a vital role in moving energy products from production areas to markets across the country.

Let’s Clear the Air Campaign

GPA is launching a major public education initiative called Let’s Clear the Air. The goal of the campaign is for the Midstream industry to have an open dialogue on the evolving future of energy and create solutions that build a thriving future for everyone.

“We want people to understand the role that midstream infrastructure plays in making the U.S. economy go,” Moxley tells Tucker. “We wouldn’t be able to do this podcast today without midstream companies moving energy around to power our country. We also acknowledge that it’s important to address climate issues, so that’s a part of Let’s Clear the Air. Energy and climate are intertwined in today’s narratives, as we all try to do our part.

Misconceptions

Moxley wants people to know the Midstream Industry supports the energy transition and seeks to have a larger conversation to address industry misconceptions about energy production and delivery.

For example, questions come up about what the midstream industry is doing to offset carbon emissions and combat climate change. Let’s Clear the Air campaign points out the industry is:

  • Diversifying business models to emphasize opportunities around electrification and low-carbon oil and gas as a complement to renewables.
  • Supporting the growth of deep decarbonization technologies, including carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS); methane efficiency; zero-emissions production; and hydrogen.
  • Adopting climate-focused Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles into business models.

“There needs to be trade-offs in the energy and climate discussion,” says Moxley. “It can’t be all one thing. We’ve got to balance out the needs of climate, economics, reliability and security.”

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