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Natural Gas STAR Program

2014 Natural Gas STAR Annual Implementation Workshop

May 12-14, 2014, San Antonio, TX

The agenda and presentations are provided below.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Time Agenda Item
11:30am – 1:30pm


12:00 – 1:15pm


1:45 – 2:15pm

Keynote Presentation

  • Joseph Goffman, Associate Assistant Administrator and Senior Counsel,Office of Air & Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
2:15 – 3:00pm

Redrawing the Energy Climate Map – Minimizing Methane Emissions from Upstream Production

  • Christian Besson, International Energy Agency
3:00 – 3:30pm


3:30 – 4:00pm

Overview of US GHG Inventory Data and EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (Subpart W)

  • Melissa Weitz, US EPA
4:00 – 4:30pm

Overview of the New Gas STAR Gold Certification Program

  • Roger Fernandez, Natural Gas STAR Program, US EPA
5:00 – 6:30pm

Networking Reception

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Time Agenda Item
8:00am – 8:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:15am

Experiences with Wet Seal Degassing Capture and Use

  • Kevin Ritz, Baltimore Gas and Electric, and Reid Smith, BP
9:15 – 10:00am

Advances in Leak Detection and Measurement Panel

10:00 – 10:30am

Gas Capture and Ventless Restoration Projects

  • Doug Jordan, Southwestern Energy
10:30 – 11:00am

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00am – 12:00pm

Casinghead Gas Projects in China, Colombia, and Ecuador

12:00 – 12:30pm

Managing Multiple Small Energy Efficiency Projects at Upstream Oil and Gas Facilities

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch and Partner Reflections and Perspectives

2:00 – 2:30pm

Quantifying Cost-Effectiveness of Systematic Leak Detection and Repair Program Using Infrared Cameras

  • David McCabe and Lesley Fleischman, Clean Air Task Force
2:30 – 3:00pm

Modeling Cost-Effectiveness of Leak Detection and Repair at Well Production Sites

  • Tomás Carbonell, Environmental Defense Fund
3:00 – 3:30pm

Improving Methane Emission Estimates for the Natural Gas Industry

  • Kristine Wiley, Gas Technology Institute
3:30 – 4:00pm

Networking and Refreshment Break

4:00 – 4:30pm

Measurements of Methane Emissions at Natural Gas Production Sites in the United States

  • David Allen, University of Texas
4:30 – 5:00pm

Update on Colorado’s Oil and Gas Greenhouse Gas Rule

  • Mark McMillan, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division
5:00 – 5:45pm

EPA's New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Update

  • Bruce Moore, US EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards

Closing Remarks

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Time Agenda Item
8:30am – 12:30pm

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