Staff Subcommittee on Gas

This agenda is subject to change.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Key 2
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

History and Understanding of R&D Funding for Natural Gas in the United States

A history of U.S. Collaborative natural gas R&D from 1976 to today: benefits, costs, enabling decisions, challenges of the competitive marketplace, and prospects and needs for future R&D.

Moderator: 

Andreas Thanos, Chair, Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Presenter:

Ron Edelstein, Director, Regulatory and Government Relations, Gas Technology Institute

3:55 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Natural Gas Price Transparency in the Next Decade  

The U.S. natural gas market may be the most transparent in the world, but some are worried about declining levels of voluntary price reporting. An expert on the natural gas market with years of commercial experience and policy interpretation provides her perspective on price index reporting in the natural gas market and why participants may be reporting less.

Moderator:

Andreas Thanos, Chair, Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Presenter:

Jennifer Fordham, NACD Governance Fellow, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Natural Gas Supply Association 

4:25 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.
Update on Liquefied Natural Gas Export Permitting and Office of Oil and Natural Gas Research & Development
 
It has been almost two years since Asia Vision, the first LNG tanker filled with domestically produced LNG, left the Sabine Pass facility for Brazil.  A U.S. Department of Energy representative will provide an update on the LNG export permitting process and DOE supported natural gas R&D.
 

Moderator:

Andreas Thanos, Chair, Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Presenter:

Amy Sweeney, Director, Division of Natural Gas Regulation, DOE Office of Oil and Natural Gas