Staff Subcommittee on Gas

This agenda is subject to change.

 

Sunday, February 11

Staff Subcommittee on Gas

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Mount Vernon
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

State/Regional/Federal Regulatory Updates

This session will provide the opportunity for the membership and audience to share relevant nattural gas-related updates 

Moderator:

Andreas Thanos, Chair, Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Panelists:

Membership & Audience Participation

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

LNG Exports

According to the Energy Information Administration, December 2017 saw the largest number of tankers leave Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG export terminal.  At the same time, Dominion's Cove Point facility is continuing commissioning work with commercial operations anticipated early this year.  However, this increase in exports is not without controversy. The participants will discuss their concerns regarding and the expected benefits of natural gas exports.

Moderator:

Andreas Thanos, Chair, Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Panelists:

Paul Cicio, President, Industrial Energy Consumers of America

Charlie Riedl, Executive Director, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas

US DOE Representative (invited)

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Gas Technology Institute -- Looking Forward

An update of GTI's programs and future goals.

Moderator:

Andreas Thanos, Chair, Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Panelist:

Dan LeFevers, Director, State and Consumer Programs, Gas Technology Institute

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Natural Gas Production and Water Use

Natural Gas production and water use are two things that go hand-in-hand.   Over the years a lot has been said and written about the impact of natural gas production on the environment – from well contamination to seismicity.  A representative from Anadarko will talk about the current practices and trends in regards to water use and gas production.

Moderator:

Andreas Thanos, Chair, Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Panelist:

Erik Anglund, P.E. Water Management Supervisor, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Federal Tax Rate Reduction

The discussion will focus on the FERC process for applying the Federal Corporate Tax Rate Reduction to natural gas pipeline tariff rates and how that process may be impacted by black box settlements and rate moratoriums.

Moderator:

Andreas Thanos, Chair, Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Panelist: 

Gary Kruse, Director, Pipeline Markets, Law IQ

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

BCSE-BNEF Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

A presentation of "Sustainable Energy in America Factbook" -- a joint effort of The Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Moderator:

Andreas Thanos, Chair, Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Panelist:

Ruth McCormick, Director, Federal and State Affairs, Business Council for Sustainable Energy

Dan LeFevers, Director, State and Consumer Programs, Gas Technology Institute

Kyle Rogers, Vice President, Government Relations, American Gas Association