Staff Subcommittee on Gas


2:00–4:45 p.m. • Republic (4th Floor)

2:00-2:20 p.m.

Staff and Other Regulatory Updates

Subcommittee members and audience provide relevant regulatory updates

2:20-2:35 p.m.

NRRI Introduction/Discussion

NRRI is in the process of developing a new Regulatory Training Initiative.  Jeff Loiter will introduce the project to attendees, direct  attendees to relevant resources and answer any questions that may arise.   

Presenter:  Jeff Loiter, Principal Researcher, NRRI

2:40-3:15 p.m.

Renewable Natural Gas

A presentation by NW Natural on the company's efforts in regards to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) and Oregon's new RNG legislation.

Presenter: Zach Kravitz, Director, Rates & Regulatory Affairs, NW Natural

3:20-3:55 p.m.

Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Effective communications between pipeline safety officials and operators is of critical importance.  The presenters will discuss the importance and implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS).

Presenter: TBD

4:00-4:35 p.m.

Natural Gas Bans & their Impacts

Certain parts of the country are seeing increasing demand for natural gas at a time when pipeline capacity additions are limited by state actions.  The presenter will address how this situation has led to moratoria on new customer additions and their impacts -- economic and otherwise.   

Presenter: Daniel Lapato, Senior Director, State Affairs, AGA