Gas: What's in the Pipeline?

Gas: What’s in the Pipeline?

September 13, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (8 a.m. Registration & Breakfast)

Pyle Center, Room 232 (Click for map)
Parking in State Street Campus Ramp (map)

As utilities make long-term decisions on future generation, what do we know and what don’t we know about our ability to economically tap into our nation’s shale gas resources? Will concerns about environmental damage from hydraulic fracturing slow the pace of drilling? What level of uncertainty about the future gas market is acceptable to utility planners?This program provides an update on the latest knowledge surrounding the shale gas boom in the United States. Presentations will include the latest data on oil and gas resource estimates in the United States; analysis of current and future price drivers in the natural gas market; an assessment of the local environmental effects of shale gas extraction and innovative technologies to mitigate the risk of harm; and a case study of converting a coal plant to natural gas in Wisconsin.

Presentation Video and Slides:

Gas Resource Outlook and Trends in the United States - Philip H. “Pete” Stark, Vice President for Industry Relations, IHS CERA

  • Slides (PDF)
  • Video
    • Please note: This video and any IHS materials within may not be copied or reproduced for external use or redistribution.

Shale Gas Extraction Process and Experiences in the Marcellus Shale - Tim Carr, West Virginia University Professor of Geology 

Shale Gas and the Environment: Risks, Best Practices and Regulations - Mike Smith, Executive Director, Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

Panel Discussion: Gas Resources, Technologies and Environmental Practices

  • Presentation by Terence Barry, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder, AquaMost
  • In-depth discussion and Q&A with previous presenters Pete Stark, Tim Carr, and Terence Barry
    • Video (Discussion begins at 1:06 – audio cuts out early)

Natural Gas Price Drivers - Valerie Wood, President and Owner, Energy Solutions, Inc.

Making the Switch to Gas: Utility Infrastructure Needs and a Case Study of a Coal-to-Gas Plant Conversion

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