North American Gas Summit to be first of its kind

The first North America Gas Summit which will take place Oct 3-5 in Washington, D.C., is the only one of its kind to bring together the full spectrum of the industry ― from both regulatory, supply and demand.

Executives from ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing, BG Group, Direct Energy, Encana, NW Natural, Marathon Oil, GDF Suez, Sempra LNG, Clean Energy Fuels, Qatargas and Westport Innovations will be among those attending.

A true industry first, this unique platform will convene senior-level energy executives, regulators and thought leaders from across the entire supply chain – thus opening the dialogue between gas supply and demand.

It will address the latest regulatory issues shaping the future of the North American market, share best practices and discuss the impact of gas prices on shale gas development, public and media perception around hydraulic fracturing, demand creation through natural gas vehicle development and infrastructure needs, the potential of LNG exports and technology needs of liquefaction facilities, natural gas trading and pricing patterns, EPA regulations and expected outcomes of the current study undertaken, as well as the inherent realities of alternative energy.

A presentation will be given on the case study of the groundbreaking gas reserves joint venture between NW Natural and Encana.

Attendees will get insights into Clean Energy Fuels Corp., in which Chesapeake Energy recently invested $150 million, its efforts in driving natural gas use for vehicles and improved infrastructure.

A premiere screening of the “Grand Energy Transition” documentary will be offered, based on the best-selling book written by Robert A. Hefner III, owner and founder of the GHK Company and featuring T. Boone Pickens.

A Gas Technology Institute Champagne Roundtable will be held to discuss the implication of life cycle water management in relation to hydraulic fracturing.

In a recent interview conducted by the Energy Exchange’s director of the North America Gas Summit, Monika Gonda, Robert A. Hefner III, author and GHK Company owner and founder, lauded the event as a long overdue voice for the industry.

“We need to come together as you have organized in the North America Gas Summit, because it has got to be the entire natural gas industry that must finally come together and be sold on the development and the advantages of the transition of America to natural gas,” Hefner said.