Core gas supply
Core Gas Supply is the purchasing arm for core natural gas (residential and small commercial) customers. We purchase and sell natural gas as well as release pipeline capacity.
What we buy
We purchase gas supplies from producers and marketers in Canada, the Rockies and the U.S. Southwest. We make purchases on a daily, monthly and longer-term basis.
You must complete the PG&E credit requirements if you’re interested in becoming a supplier. A Contract Administrator can then initiate a contract. Contact one of our managers first, if you’re new to California. The contact information is located in the Trading Core Gas Supply: U.S. and Canadian Supplies table on this page.
Core Gas Supply is an equal opporutnity gas buyer. Learn about becoming a supplier and our supplier diversity program.
What we sell
PG&E occasionally sells our excess natural gas. We sell the natural gas in the basins, at the California border and through PG&E Citygate. We also release our pipeline capacity. Pipeline capacity release activities are posted on the pipeline electronic bulletin boards.
Contact one of our traders if you have questions about acquiring excess pipeline capacity or supplies. The contact information is located in the Trading Core Gas Supply: U.S. and Canadian Supplies table on this page.
Felipe Ibarra (Manager – Gas Trading and Scheduling) Felipe.Ibarra@pge.com
Doug Banks (Trader) Doug.Banks@pge.com
Jimmy Park (Trader) Jimmy.Park@pge.com
Ariel Mak (Trader) Ariel.Mak@pge.com
Hunter Bradford (Scheduler) Hunter.Bradford@pge.com
Chris Fan (Biomethane Purchases) Christopher.Fan@pge.com
PG&E RNG Procurement Team RNGprocurement@pge.com
Renewable natural gas procurement
In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote environmental sustainability, PG&E has started procuring renewable natural gas.
RNG is derived from organic matter of various sources, such as landfills, agricultural waste, wastewater treatment plants, and organic materials. These sources release methane, which is collected and treated to create RNG. The treatment process of these materials prohibits greenhouse gases from naturally entering the atmosphere, thus reducing damages to our climate. RNG is a versatile and environmentally friendly energy option providing a sustainable alternative to traditional natural gas and is decreasing reliance on fossil fuels.
On February 25, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued Decision 22-02-025 (PDF) to implement Senate Bill 1440, establishing biomethane procurement targets for the California investor-owned natural-gas utilities (IOUs).
PG&E aims to procure RNG to meet the targets set in this decision via competitive solicitations and bilateral negotiations.
For details on the regulations and policies governing this process, please read the Regulatory References section below.
PG&E procures RNG to serve PG&E’s CNG vehicle customers and fleet to lower CNG vehicle customer costs, reduce the greenhouse gas impact of CNG as vehicle fuel, and encourage further development of biomethane sources.
PG&E was required per D. 22-02-025 to submit an application for a woody biomass gasification project focused on the conversion of woody biomass to RNG. The pilot project is to utilize methanation to increase the methane content of the resultant gas.
PG&E submitted an application on June 30, 2023, for its selected pilot project from West Biofuels, LLC located in Woodlands, CA. The application is awaiting a CPUC decision.
Learn about the Regulatory and Policy background governing the procurement of Renewable Natural Gas at PG&E:
- Senate Bill 1440 authorized the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to adopt biomethane procurement targets for CPUC-regulated gas utilities. SB 1440
- Senate Bill 1383 requires California to reduce emissions of methane by 40% below 2013 levels by 2030. SB 1383
- Decision (D.) 22-02-025 was issued by CPUC mandating RNG procurement to reduce CA emissions of short-lived climate pollutants and divert organic waste from landfills. D.22-02-025 (PDF)
- Joint Utilities’ Standard Biomethane Procurement Methodology or SBPM (Public): Joint IOUs SBPM (PDF, 1.68 MB)
- PG&E’s Renewable Gas Procurement Plan or RGPP (Public): PG&E's RGPP (PDF)
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Interconnecting biomethane supply
PG&E is committed to renewable biomethane.
Learn about California gas transmission.