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Fugitive Methane Emissions Along the Natural Gas Supply Chain: The Problem and How to Control (ONG771U)

Presented by: Dr. Barry Stevens
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Event Description

Uncover the Magnitude and Impact of Methane Fugitive Emissions – Current and Future

While proponents of natural gas often tout its “green” credentials by being the cleanest burning fossil fuel, this is not the whole story. In addition to habitat disruption and potential impacts on local water and air quality created by the natural gas Bonanza, one of the most significant concerns is the contribution of “fugitive methane emissions” on climate change.

Methane emissions along the natural gas supply chain from natural gas production, transportation and consumption are not well understood and may be far worse than expected. Natural gas contains at least 80% methane, a potent greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 72 times greater than CO2 over a 20-year period and over 20 times greater than CO2 over a 100-year period.

In this webinar, expert speaker Dr. Barry Stevens will uncover the magnitude and impact of methane fugitive emissions – current and future. He will also discuss technologies and methodologies for reliably detecting and measuring natural gas emissions, the economic value of capturing emissions, and the government’s role in controlling methane and other GHG emission factors associated with fossil fuel production, distribution and transportation, and end-use.

The focus of discussion in this webinar will be on methane discharges – fugitive, vented and flared – from the oil and natural gas supply chain; in an effort to develop a realistic picture of its impact, sources, remediation in the context of technology and practices, the regulatory landscape and economic incentives.

Session Highlights

  • Complexity of the natural gas system
  • Climate Change Forcing Effects of Methane discharges
  • U.S. GHG inventory and emissions from the oil and natural gas supply chain
  • EPA Regulations
  • Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
  • Sources and Estimates of Methane leakage from the natural gas system
  • Feasibility and economic benefits of currently available emission mitigation opportunities
  • EPA STAR Program and the current state of affairs

Who Should Attend

  • Oil & gas operators
  • Oil & gas service contractors
  • Technology & solutions vendors
  • Consultants
  • Regulators
  • Engineering professionals
  • Legal advisors
  • Financiers
  • Environmental practitioners
  • Transport operators
  • Local government executives
  • Academicians
  • Community groups
  • Home owners associations
  • General public
About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Barry Stevens | Gas Development SpeakerDr. Barry Stevens
Dr. Barry Stevens is the founder and president of TBD America, Inc. a Technology Business Development consulting group serving the public and private sectors in the energy, fuels and water treatment industries. Barry has deep industry knowledge and front line experience in unconventional gas development (shale gas... More info

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