Speakers: Bernie Krzys, CEO & Publisher, Benjamin Media Inc. and Jim Hughes, Officer, Pipeliners Association Of Houston, Director – Pipeline Services, Hunt, Guillot & Associates
Speaker: Charles McConnell, Executive Director – Carbon Management and Energy Sustainability, University of Houston
Description: What will matter most? The facts and realities? The perceptions? Both? We have entered a time where the history and economics of our industry are less important than ever and the new, low-carbon world will require creativity and change. Investor actions, shareholder movements, “environmental justice” and regulatory priorities will play a larger role than ever before in our history. What will the realities of the energy transition mean via an infrastructure bill? The EPA regulatory regime? State and regional influences? An international court of public appeal impacting the entire U.S. energy industry? And the role and definition of “environmental justice” in the decision-making criteria? Join this session for a comparison and contrast of the competitive advantages available to energy, pipeline, and utility asset owner/operators given the facts. Followed by a discussion of the energy transition we are and will experience viewed through the lens of CO2 and methane management paired with the full meaning and definition of energy sustainability to you.
A look at the market impacts shaping the oil and gas pipeline and distribution industry, where these impacts will be focused, how LDC and pipeline operators will be impacted, and how contractors, engineers, and service providers can deliver high value to the industry and their customers.
Moderator: Mark Bridgers, Principal, Continuum Capital
Dale Anderson, President, Miller Pipeline (Artera)
Todd Denton, President, Phillips 66 Pipeline
Steve Knowles, CEO, EN Engineering
Charles McConnell, Executive Director – Carbon Management and Energy Sustainability, University of Houston
Jess Stanley, Vice President, Pipeline Operations, Shell Midstream Partners
Lessons learned from the global pandemic and the innovative business strategies the pipeline industry employed to continue doing business in a challenging environment. How can the industry leverage these new practices to enhance operations in the years ahead?
Moderator: David Murk, Manager, Pipelines, American Petroleum Institute (API)
Panelists: Meridith Wilson, Vice President, HSSE, Buckeye Partners
Michael Istre, Project Manager, The INGAA Foundation
Strategies for the pipeline industry to reduce emissions, improve environmental stewardship and overcome opposition forces while continuing to supply the critical energy needed to fuel the economy.
Moderator: Matt Todd, Director, The Environmental Partnership, American Petroleum Institute (API)
Panelists: Stuart E. Saulters, Director of Government Affairs, American Public Gas Association (APGA)
Andrew Isherwood, Director, U.S. Gas Innovation, TC Energy
Decarbonization initiatives are driving forces towards the use of low-carbon gases and fuels toward what is likely a three-gas solution: CH4 (Natural Gas), H2 (Hydrogen) and CO2 (Carbon Dioxide). Incorporating clean hydrogen as an energy carrier can leverage the nation’s existing, widespread, and robust energy infrastructure to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon future. In addition, the associated fuel cell opportunities; Hydrogen as a type of storage paired with renewable power generation; incorporation of carbon capture and/or carbon sequestration options with hydrocarbons; and Hydrogen as a transportation fuel; etc., all of which open disruptive opportunities for pipeline owner/operators, LDCs, and the engineering, construction, and technology providers that serve them. Attend this session and gain insights into where this market is headed and the implications to your business!
Moderator: Cliff Johnson, President, Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI)
Panelists: Kristine Wiley, Vice President, Hydrogen Technology Center, Gas Technology Institute (GTI); Neil Proudman, President, Liberty NH
Navigating the permitting and regulatory changes impacting the oil and gas pipeline and distribution industry.
Moderator: Tony Straquadine, Executive Director, The INGAA Foundation
Stuart E. Saulters, Director of Government Affairs, American Public Gas Association (APGA)
Eben Wyman, President, Wyman Associates
Sonal Patni, Director, Operations & Engineering, American Gas Association (AGA)
Thank the attendees, panel members, etc. for attending, highlight follow up and access to content, lay out groundwork for 2022 program.