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Workshop on reducing methane emissions from the gas sector 21 March 2018

Workshop on reducing methane emissions from the gas sector 21 March 2018

21 March 2018
Salle V, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

Natural gas is often considered the cleanest fossil fuel. However, its principal component, methane, is a potent greenhouse gas. Although short-lived in the atmosphere, methane contributes more than ten per cent to the overall anthropogenic emissions. Reducing methane emissions is one of the low-hanging fruits of climate change mitigation. A significant portion of methane emissions comes from the production, transport and use of natural gas. These emissions present a challenge to the sustainability credentials of the natural gas industry. The exact extent of methane emissions from the gas value chain is little known or understood – the currently available information is sporadic and often based on estimates. There is neither a common technological approach to monitoring and recording methane emissions, nor a standard method for reporting them

This workshop, by invitation only, will focus on latest developments in reducing methane emissions from the gas sector. The industry experts will exchange views on how emissions could be monitored, measured, reported and ultimately reduced. This event is a follow-up to the industry workshop held in July 2017 in Madrid.

The workshop will also review the work on UNECE Best Practice Guidance on Reducing Methane Emissions and provide valuable feedback.

Documents

Document Title & Symbol
ENG FRE RUS
Logistical Information PDF    
Tentative agenda PDF  
Document Title & Symbol
ENG FRE RUS
Logistical Information PDF    
Tentative agenda PDF  

Presentations

Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS
Welcome by UNECE, Marcogaz and GIE      
UNECE, Outer Shell PDF    
Jos Dehaeseleer, Marcogaz PDF    
The Methane Guiding Principles & OGCI gas roadmap      
Sue-ErnTan, Shell PDF    
UNECE Best Practice Guidance on Reducing Methane Emission      
Torleif Haugland, Carbon Limits and Michal Drabik, UNECE PDF    
IGU methane emissions documents      
Tour de table
Activities since Madrid
Update on current and future work
Case studies on methane emissions
Mapping case studies and work of companies to the UNECE best practices guidance
The way forward and the next meeting
     
Fransicso de la Flor, GIE PDF    
Gert Müller-Syring and Charlotte Große, GERG DBI Gas PDF    
Kamila Piotrowska, IOGP PDF    
Lorena Perez, IPIECA PDF    
Ronald Kenter and Benjamin de Ville de Goyet, Marcogaz PDF    
Mark Bell, SGMF PDF    
Andrew Clifton, SIGTTO PDF    
Jan Liebtraut, EBA      
Tania Meixus, Enagas PDF    
Bertrand Seurret, GRTgaz  PDF    
Menelaos (Mel) Ydreos, IGU PDF    
Paul Hosking & Mark Savage, JonCrane PDF    
Andrea Gerini, NGVA PDF    
Konstantin Romanov, Gazprom PDF    
Jan Stambasky, European Biogas Association PDF  
Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS
Welcome by UNECE, Marcogaz and GIE      
UNECE, Outer Shell PDF    
Jos Dehaeseleer, Marcogaz PDF    
The Methane Guiding Principles & OGCI gas roadmap      
Sue-ErnTan, Shell PDF    
UNECE Best Practice Guidance on Reducing Methane Emission      
Torleif Haugland, Carbon Limits and Michal Drabik, UNECE PDF    
IGU methane emissions documents      
Tour de table
Activities since Madrid
Update on current and future work
Case studies on methane emissions
Mapping case studies and work of companies to the UNECE best practices guidance
The way forward and the next meeting
     
Fransicso de la Flor, GIE PDF    
Gert Müller-Syring and Charlotte Große, GERG DBI Gas PDF    
Kamila Piotrowska, IOGP PDF    
Lorena Perez, IPIECA PDF    
Ronald Kenter and Benjamin de Ville de Goyet, Marcogaz PDF    
Mark Bell, SGMF PDF    
Andrew Clifton, SIGTTO PDF    
Jan Liebtraut, EBA      
Tania Meixus, Enagas PDF    
Bertrand Seurret, GRTgaz  PDF    
Menelaos (Mel) Ydreos, IGU PDF    
Paul Hosking & Mark Savage, JonCrane PDF    
Andrea Gerini, NGVA PDF    
Konstantin Romanov, Gazprom PDF    
Jan Stambasky, European Biogas Association PDF