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The Methane Emissions Con​ference
December 12-13, 2017 | Fort Collins, CO


Driving Reductions of Methane Emissions

The rapidly changing landscape of technology, regulation, and work practices will take center stage at the 2017 CH4 Connections conference on December 12-13, 2017 in Fort Collins, CO. In addition, expert presentations will address measurement methods and regulation and policy, and how these issues converge with technology investment, innovations, and challenges.

Session topics will include:

  • Technology and Innovation
  • Regulatory landscape
  • Work Practices
  • Measurement Technology Equivalency
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement

    Presented by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the Energy Institute at Colorado State University, this premier event will focus on the latest research and insights on gas industry emissions.

    Preliminary Agenda


    Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

    8:00a - 9:00a Registration & Networking with Exhibitors
    9:00a - 9:15a Welcome & Opening Remarks

    Bryan Willson, CSU
    Eddie Johnston or Ron Snedic, GTI
    9:15a - 9:35a Keynote Address

    Bill Ritter Jr., Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University and Former Colorado Governor
    9:35a - 9:55a Keynote Address

    U.S. DOE representative
    Theme: The federal government perspective in assessing and effectively addressing methane emissions for the gas industry.
    9:55a - 10:15a Keynote Address

    Lori Traweek, Chief Operating Officer, American Gas Association (invited)
    Theme: Gas industry perspective and a summary of current activities related to evaluation and mitigation of methane emissions from the gas distribution sector.
    10:15a - 10:30a BREAK
    10:​30a - 12:00p Panel Discussion

    Policy & Regulation
    This session will highlight and address current and prospective federal and state-level policy and regulation related to methane emissions that impact the natural gas industry. Expected panelists include government representatives, regulators, and experts familiar with current and emerging policies and regulations.

    Moderator: Pam Lacey, AGA (invited)
    12:00a-1:00p LUNCH
    1:00 - 1:20p Keynote Address
    1:20 - 3:00p Panel Discussion

    Work Practices: Changing How We Operate
    This session will address current work practices within the gas industry that demonstrate industry commitment and activity across all sectors to effectively address methane emissions. Panelists include industry representatives from upstream, midstream and transmission and distribution operators.
    3:00p - 3:30p BREAK
    3:30p - 5:00p Sponsor and Vendor Case Study Presentations
    - Case studies in collaboration with gas industry operators
    5:00p - 6:45p Networking Reception with Vendors/Exhibitors
    7:00p - 9:00p VIP Invited Dinner

    Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

    8:00a - 8:30a Registration & Networking with Exhibitors
    8:30a - 9:00a Keynote Address

    Roy Hartstein, Southwestern Energy (invited)
    9:00a - 10:30a Panel Discussion

    Measurement Technology Equivalency
    This session highlights the latest methane measurement research and studies looking at comparability and eqivalence betweeen the array of approaches and technologies. It will include the latest findings and insights from researchers, industry representatives and environmental-focused organizations.

    Moderator: Matt Harrison, AECOM (invited) or CSU Rep
    10:30a - 10:45a BREAK
    10:45a - 12:00a Panel Discussion

    Technology & Innovation
    This session will highlight the key current and emerging technologies and innovations among the methane researchers and equipment vendors. Topics wil include Superemitters, sensor and equipment innovations and other innovative approaches and technologies.

    Moderator: GTI or CSU rep
    12:00p - 12:15p CLOSING REMARKS
    12:15p - 1:00p OPTIONAL LUNCH for those staying for METEC Tour
    1:00p - 3:30p Methane Emission Test Evaluation Center (METEC) Field Tour
    This field tour wil be to the recently completed test facility located near the CSU campus.
    Register for the CH4 Connections 2017 Methane Emissions Conference

    Who Will Attend​?​

    1. Researche​rs
    2. Scientists
    3. Engineers
    4. Developers
    5. Utility representratives
    6. Policymakers
    7. Environmentalists
    8. Funders
    Why Attend?

    1. 2-days of peer-reviewed environmental sessions
    2. Leading Methane Emissions conference in the United States; exposure to industry thought leaders
    3. Dynamic keynotes addresses and panels
    4. Exhibit areas
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