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Natural Gas STAR Program

Distribution Technology Transfer Workshop - Orlando, Florida

May 23, 2013, Orlando, Florida

The agenda and presentations are provided below.

Time Agenda Item
8:00 am – 8:15 am

Registration and Coffee

8:15 am – 8:25 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • AGA Representative
8:25 am – 8:40 am

EPA’s Natural Gas STAR Program Overview

  • Jerome Blackman, Natural Gas STAR Program Manager
8:40 am – 9:00 am

Overview of Distribution Emissions in the US GHG Inventory

  • Melissa Weitz, US EPA
9:00 am – 9:25 am

Key Natural Gas STAR Mitigation Options

  • Overview of technologies and practices for LDCs - Don Robinson, ICF International
9:25 am – 10:05 am

New Studies on Methane Emissions

  • GTI’s study on emissions from underground plastic & cast iron pipe - Kristine Wiley, GTI
10:05 am – 10:10 am

Coffee Break

  • Compliments of AGA
10:10 am – 10:50 am

PG&E Experience with Picarro Technology

  • Steve M. Redding, PG&E; Michael R. Woelk, Picarro, Inc.
10:50 am – 11:20 am

Total Emissions Reductions by Optimization of Compressor Utilization

  • Jim Haught, ONEOK
11:20 am – 11:30 am

Q & A Session and Closing Remarks

  • Jerome Blackman, Natural Gas STAR Program Manager
12:00 pm

AGA President’s Luncheon

  • Compliments of AGA
1:00 pm

Picarro field demonstration

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