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Natural Gas STAR Program

2015 Natural Gas STAR Annual Implementation Workshop

November 16-18, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA

The agenda and presentations are provided below.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Time Agenda Item
10:00am – 3:00pm

Site Tour - Columbia Pipeline

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Time Agenda Item
8:00am – 8:45am

Continental Breakfast

8:45am – 9:00am

Welcome and Introduction

9:00am – 9:30am

Keynote Address

  • U.S. Methane Strategy Overview and Role of the Oil and Gas Sector - Teresa Marks, Principal Advisor to the Administrator/U.S. EPA
9:30am – 11:00am

Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program

11:00am – 11:30am

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:30am – 12:30pm

Lost and Unaccounted For Gas – Panel Discussion

12:30pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 3:00pm

New, Innovative Methane Control/Use Technologies – Part I


3:00pm – 3:30pm

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:30pm – 5:00pm

International Cooperation/Activities

5:00pm – 6:30pm Networking Reception

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Time Agenda Item
8:00am – 8:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:30am – 8:45am

Recap from Day 1 and Opening Remarks

8:45am – 9:15am

Gas STAR Partner Case Study 1: Southwestern Energy - Doug Jordan, Southwestern Energy

  • Fuel Cell Projects
  • Duel Fuel Drill Rigs
9:15am – 9:45am

Gas STAR Partner Case Study 2: Dominion Transmission - Wayne Burkhammer, Dominion Transmission

  • Reducing Methane Emissions Due to Engine and Pipeline Blow Downs
9:45am – 10:15am

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:15am – 10:45am

Gas STAR Partner Case Study 3: DTE Gas Company - Mary Savalle, DTE Gas Company

  • Eliminating Vent Gas Emissions with a New Rod Sealing Solution for Reciprocating Compressors
10:45am – 12:00pm

New, Innovative Methane Control/Use Technologies – Part II

Transmission & Distribution

12:00pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 2:45pm

Advances in Leak Detection and Measurement

All/Upstream and Downstream

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:15pm – 4:15pm

EPA Regulatory Update Panel


Closing Remarks and Workshop Adjourns

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