Xpansiv Completes Landmark Digital Natural Gas™ Transaction with Methane Certification
SYDNEY, NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO — Xpansiv, the global market for Intelligent Commodities™, today announced the completion of its first Digital Natural Gas transaction through the Xpansiv Registry.
The transaction involved the purchase of natural gas with an environmental-performance profile based on immutable, real-time data.
Xpansiv’s Digital Natural Gas (DNG™) is part of a new asset class that conforms to the Digital Fuels Governance Framework, enabling markets to differentiate natural gas based on methane-emissions intensity and other critical metrics. Facilitated by global financial services group Macquarie, the DNGs were generated and registered on the Xpansiv platform by Pacific Canbriam Energy and transferred to Energir, a Montreal-based utility and energy services provider.
The DNGs represent responsibly produced natural gas and include a certification from Equitable Origin (EO), an independent, non-profit organization that provided additional site-level assessment on key ESG indicators in conformance to its EO100TM Standard for Responsible Energy Development.
“Customers and stakeholders are seeking to participate in the energy transition, and through this initiative we’re pleased to offer natural gas sourced with greater transparency, aligned with ESG thinking,” said Vincent Regnault, Énergir Director of Gas Supply and development of Renewable Gases. “This milestone transaction marks significant progress toward reaching our target of contracting 100% of our system gas supply through our Initiative for the Responsible Procurement of Natural Gas by 2030.”
“Macquarie is engaged in a variety of projects to advance the energy transition,” said Craig Fisher, a Senior Managing Director at Macquarie. “The establishment of a digital registry is an important innovation that establishes unprecedented levels of transparency and detail, which will further catalyze the certified natural gas market.”
DNGs built on the Xpansiv Registry encode production information collected directly from meters and production-facility instrumentation, validated by independent data refiner Validere. These continuously monitored readings and site-specific emission factors are inputs that determine methane-emission intensities, tracked to individual natural gas production streams.
Canbriam’s DNG assets—including the methane-emission intensity and EO certifications—were transferred via the Xpansiv Registry to Macquarie, which retired them on behalf of Energir to enable certified environmental claims.
“DNG demonstrates the innovative, end-to-end capabilities of the Xpansiv platform to ingest data from multiple sources, calculate new environmental performance metrics, and enable producers to issue certificates—stored on the Xpansiv Registry—to ensure integrity and an auditable provenance chain back to source,” said Xpansiv Sustainability Director Jeff Cohen. “By empowering producers to benefit from superior production methods, we enable a market-based incentive for producers to implement and follow best practices, so buyers can obtain a certified, rigorously calculated, auditable environmental claim inclusive of attributes that were previously invisible.”
Xpansiv is the global marketplace for ESG-inclusive commodities. These Intelligent Commodities bring transparency and liquidity to markets, empowering participants to value energy, carbon, and water to meet the challenges of an information-rich, resource-constrained world. The company’s main business units include CBL, the leading spot exchange for ESG commodities, including carbon, renewable energy certificates, and Digital Natural Gas™; H2OX, the leading spot exchange for water in Australia; XSignals, which provides end-of-day and historical market data; and EMA, the leading multi-registry portfolio management system for all ESG-inclusive commodities. Xpansiv is the digital nexus where ESG and price signals merge. Xpansiv.com
With more than $8 billion in assets, Énergir is a diversified energy business whose mission is to meet the energy needs of approximately 530,000 customers and the communities it serves in an increasingly sustainable way. Énergir is the largest natural gas distribution company in Quebec; through its joint ventures (1), it also generates electricity from wind power. And through its U.S. subsidiaries and other investments, Énergir has a presence in close to 15 states, where it generates electricity from hydraulic, wind, and solar sources; it is also the largest electricity distributor and the sole natural gas distributor in the State of Vermont. Énergir values energy efficiency and invests its resources and continues its efforts in innovative energy projects such as renewable natural gas and liquefied and compressed natural gas. Through its subsidiaries, it also provides a variety of energy services. Énergir strives to become the partner of choice for those seeking a better energy future. Energir.com
About Equitable Origin
Equitable Origin is a non-profit organization that created the first market-based mechanism to recognize and reward responsible energy producers and to empower energy purchasers through independent, site-level certification. The EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development is grounded in a set of comprehensive, globally applicable ESG performance targets developed with extensive stakeholder input. The EO100TM Standard includes five core principles: corporate governance and ethics; social impacts, human rights and community engagement; Indigenous Peoples’ rights; occupational health & safety and fair labor standards; and environmental impacts, biodiversity and climate change. Certification against the EO100™ Standard promotes best practices and drives improvements in ESG performance while enabling a market for differentiated energy production. Energystandards.org
About Pacific Canbriam Energy
Pacific Canbriam Energy Limited is a private exploration and production company with a focus on liquids-rich natural gas development. Its principal producing properties and acreage positions are in the Altares and Kobes Montney regions of northeast British Columbia. Pacific Canbriam is an industry leader in water management and recycling, and unique in the ownership of all infrastructure. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta with an office in Fort St. John, British Columbia. Pacific-Canbriam.ca
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