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Natural Gas STAR Program


Methane Challenge Reporting Webinar - Reporting Updates for Fall 2020

November 2020
View an on-demand presentation on Methane Challenge Reporting for the 2020 reporting season (recorded in November 2020). This presentation includes a summary of new features in 2020 for Methane Challenge reporting in e-GGRT and provides an overview of the reporting workflows for partners reporting for the first time. 
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Methane Challenge Continuous Improvement Webinar - Renewable Natural Gas

October 14, 2020
During this webinar, the Methane Challenge Program reviewed the Continuous Improvement process and presented an overview of its proposed RNG commitment option.
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Methane Challenge Continuous Improvement Webinar - Equipment Leaks

April 8, 2020
During this webinar, the Methane Challenge Program reviewed the Continuous Improvement process and National Fuel Gas presented an overview of the proposed BMP to address equipment leaks from isolation and blowdown valves at compressor stations.
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Data-Driven Decision Making for Cost-Effective Methane Emission Mitigation Webinar

July 24, 2019
During this webinar, Natural Gas STAR and Methane Challenge Partner Kinder Morgan discussed tracking, managing, and analyzing data to reduce methane emissions; best practices for data management; and Kinder Morgan’s experience participating in the Methane Challenge Program in the ONE Future Commitment Option.
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EPA Methane Challenge 2017 BMP Reporting Results Webinar

June 26, 2019
Methane Challenge program staff shared results from 2017 BMP reporting and information about the 2019 reporting season.
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Natural Gas STAR Partner Program Update

March 13, 2019
Natural Gas STAR program staff shared recent program updates including a summary of 2017 accomplishments reported by partners, proposed updates for 2019, and upcoming webinars and conferences. 
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Renewable Natural Gas Webinar - Landfill Gas to Pipeline Project

June 14, 2018
The Natural Gas STAR Program and  Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) hosted a webinar about a successful landfill gas (LFG) to energy project that upgrades the LFG into pipeline quality renewable natural gas (RNG) for vehicle fuel.
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Methane Challenge Program BMP Commitment: Distribution Segment Webinar

Thursday, February 18, 2016
The purpose of this webinar was to review the BMP Commitment Framework and Distribution Segment Supplementary Technical Information document and to answer questions of potential Partners.
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Methane Challenge Program Best Management Practice Webinars

EPA hosted a series of webinars to provide details about the proposed Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program (“Methane Challenge”). The webinars provided an overview of the proposed Methane Challenge and the proposed Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce methane emissions from key recommended sources. Each webinar included a question and answer session and participants were encouraged to provide feedback. Three webinars were conducted for the following sectors:

Natural Gas Distribution Sector

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Natural Gas Transmission and Underground Storage Sector

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Onshore Production & Gathering and Boosting Sector

Natural Gas Processing Sector

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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