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4th Session Group of Experts on Gas

4th Session Group of Experts on Gas

27 - 28 March 2017
Salle XXI, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

The Group of Experts on Gas examines the critical role of gas in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and provides a forum for multi-stakeholder dialogue on sustainable and clean production, distribution and consumption of natural gas in the UNECE region. In addition to these overarching discussions, four dedicated Task Forces focus on:

  • Best practice guidance on reducing methane emissions along the gas value chain
  • Best practice guidance on the role of natural gas in increasing the uptake of renewable energy
  • Best practice guidance for liquefied natural gas
  • Recommendations on removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel.

The featured item of the 4th session will be a workshop on the challenge to the sustainability credentials of gas posed by methane emissions. The findings of the workshop will be used as the building blocks for the best practice guidance on methane emissions.

Documents

Document Title & Symbol
ENG FRE RUS
Logistical Information
as at 23 March 2017
PDF    
Detailed Timeline PDF    
Item 1: Adoption of the Agenda      
Annotated provisional agenda for the fourth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2017/1
PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Group of Experts on Gas on its third session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2016/2
PDF PDF PDF
Item 2: Adoption of the Report      
Report of the Group of Experts on Gas on its fourth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2017/2
PDF PDF PDF
Item 9: Removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel       
Maritime Fuel -  Draft discussion document prepared for UNECE by DNV GL
GEG-4/2017/INF.3 as at 21 March 2017
PDF    
Item 11: Renewal of mandate and work plans for 2014-2017 and 2018-2019      
Draft Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Gas for 2018-2019
GEG-4/2017/INF.2 as at 13 March 2017

PDF
   
Item 14: Adoption of Conclusions and Recommendations      
Draft Conclusions and Recommendations arising from the fourth session of the Group of Experts on Gas
GEG-4/2017/INF.1 as at 15 March 2017 (clean version)
PDF    
Draft Conclusions and Recommendations arising from the fourth session of the Group of Experts on Gas
GEG-4/2017/INF.1 as at 15 March 2017 (version with track changes)
PDF    
Item 15: Adoption of the report and close of the meeting      
Report of the Group of Experts on Gas PDF PDF PDF
Document Title & Symbol
ENG FRE RUS
Logistical Information
as at 23 March 2017
PDF    
Detailed Timeline PDF    
Item 1: Adoption of the Agenda      
Annotated provisional agenda for the fourth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2017/1
PDF PDF PDF
Report of the Group of Experts on Gas on its third session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2016/2
PDF PDF PDF
Item 2: Adoption of the Report      
Report of the Group of Experts on Gas on its fourth session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2017/2
PDF PDF PDF
Item 9: Removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel       
Maritime Fuel -  Draft discussion document prepared for UNECE by DNV GL
GEG-4/2017/INF.3 as at 21 March 2017
PDF    
Item 11: Renewal of mandate and work plans for 2014-2017 and 2018-2019      
Draft Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Gas for 2018-2019
GEG-4/2017/INF.2 as at 13 March 2017

PDF
   
Item 14: Adoption of Conclusions and Recommendations      
Draft Conclusions and Recommendations arising from the fourth session of the Group of Experts on Gas
GEG-4/2017/INF.1 as at 15 March 2017 (clean version)
PDF    
Draft Conclusions and Recommendations arising from the fourth session of the Group of Experts on Gas
GEG-4/2017/INF.1 as at 15 March 2017 (version with track changes)
PDF    
Item 15: Adoption of the report and close of the meeting      
Report of the Group of Experts on Gas PDF PDF PDF

Presentations

Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS
       
Item 4: Round table on gas supply, transit and demand       
Dmitry Sokolov, Gas Exporting Countries Forum Secretariat,
GECF Global Gas Outlook 2040
PDF    
Zsuzsanna Zséles, EU natural gas demand and supply PDF    
Statement by the Energy Charter Secretariat PDF    
Ann-Cathrin Vaage, Norwegian gas to Europe PDF    
Przemyslaw Bielecki, Polish natural gas market challenges and perspectives PDF    
Wim van't Hof, Gas Production from the Groningen Field PDF    
Item 5: Methane emissions: a challenge to the sustainability credentials of gas       
Scott Foster, Model Framework for Reducing Methane Emissions along the Gas Value Chain PDF    
Richard Mattus, Evaluation of CH4 Survey PDF    
Paul Balcombe, Methane Emissions from the Natural Gas Supply Chain PDF    
Steve Hamburg, Oil & Gas Methane Emissions: Lessons Learned PDF    
Christophe McGlade, World Energy Outlook 2016 - Fuel focus on natural gas in 2017 PDF    
Jos Dehaeseleer, Methane emissions for gas transmission and distribution in Europe PDF    
Andrea Gerini, Methane emission: a challenge to the sustainability credentials of gas PDF    
Andrew Clifton, SIGTTO Update to UNECE PDF    
Daniel Hooper, Global Methane Initiative, Oil and Gas Sector PDF    
Philip Swanson, CCAC Oil & Gas Methane Partnetship + CCAC Oil & Gas Methane Studies PDF    
Ann-Cathrin Vaage, Methane emissions in Norwegian gas production PDF    
Konstantin Romanov, Reduction of methane emissions: Russian case study PDF    
Claudio Rodriguez Suarez, Case Study: Enagás PDF    
Paul Hosking, The role of gas seal technology in reducing methane emissions PDF    
Item 7: Best practice guidance on the role of natural gas in increasing the uptake of renewable energy       
Nazir Ramazanov, UNECE Group of Experts on Renewable Energy (GERE) PDF    
Item 8: Best practice guidance for liquelied natural gas       
Alexander Karasevich, World LNG outlook PDF    
Alexander Karasevich, Prospects of LNG development in regions of Russia production and forming of efficient market PDF    
Victor Tunon, US LNG and Europe PDF    
Alan Lau, Small Scale LNG distribution utilizing Arun LNG Terminal PDF    
Item 9: Removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel       
Jan Tellkamp, Maritime Fuel. UNECE Group of Experts on Gas Task Force D: "Removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel" PDF    
Radia Sedaoui,  "Would Natural Gas dominate in the Transportation Sector" PDF    
Item 10: Recent developments and medium- and long-term prospects and policies in the gas industry - country updates and activities of international organizations       
Wael Hamed A. Moati "The Latest Developments of Natural Gas Industry in the Arab Countries & Potential Impacts on Europe" PDF    
Christophe McGlade, World Energy Outlook 2016 - A new 'fuel' in pole position PDF    
Martin Pejrimovsky, The Czech Natural Gas Sector PDF
Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS
       
Item 4: Round table on gas supply, transit and demand       
Dmitry Sokolov, Gas Exporting Countries Forum Secretariat,
GECF Global Gas Outlook 2040
PDF    
Zsuzsanna Zséles, EU natural gas demand and supply PDF    
Statement by the Energy Charter Secretariat PDF    
Ann-Cathrin Vaage, Norwegian gas to Europe PDF    
Przemyslaw Bielecki, Polish natural gas market challenges and perspectives PDF    
Wim van't Hof, Gas Production from the Groningen Field PDF    
Item 5: Methane emissions: a challenge to the sustainability credentials of gas       
Scott Foster, Model Framework for Reducing Methane Emissions along the Gas Value Chain PDF    
Richard Mattus, Evaluation of CH4 Survey PDF    
Paul Balcombe, Methane Emissions from the Natural Gas Supply Chain PDF    
Steve Hamburg, Oil & Gas Methane Emissions: Lessons Learned PDF    
Christophe McGlade, World Energy Outlook 2016 - Fuel focus on natural gas in 2017 PDF    
Jos Dehaeseleer, Methane emissions for gas transmission and distribution in Europe PDF    
Andrea Gerini, Methane emission: a challenge to the sustainability credentials of gas PDF    
Andrew Clifton, SIGTTO Update to UNECE PDF    
Daniel Hooper, Global Methane Initiative, Oil and Gas Sector PDF    
Philip Swanson, CCAC Oil & Gas Methane Partnetship + CCAC Oil & Gas Methane Studies PDF    
Ann-Cathrin Vaage, Methane emissions in Norwegian gas production PDF    
Konstantin Romanov, Reduction of methane emissions: Russian case study PDF    
Claudio Rodriguez Suarez, Case Study: Enagás PDF    
Paul Hosking, The role of gas seal technology in reducing methane emissions PDF    
Item 7: Best practice guidance on the role of natural gas in increasing the uptake of renewable energy       
Nazir Ramazanov, UNECE Group of Experts on Renewable Energy (GERE) PDF    
Item 8: Best practice guidance for liquelied natural gas       
Alexander Karasevich, World LNG outlook PDF    
Alexander Karasevich, Prospects of LNG development in regions of Russia production and forming of efficient market PDF    
Victor Tunon, US LNG and Europe PDF    
Alan Lau, Small Scale LNG distribution utilizing Arun LNG Terminal PDF    
Item 9: Removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel       
Jan Tellkamp, Maritime Fuel. UNECE Group of Experts on Gas Task Force D: "Removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel" PDF    
Radia Sedaoui,  "Would Natural Gas dominate in the Transportation Sector" PDF    
Item 10: Recent developments and medium- and long-term prospects and policies in the gas industry - country updates and activities of international organizations       
Wael Hamed A. Moati "The Latest Developments of Natural Gas Industry in the Arab Countries & Potential Impacts on Europe" PDF    
Christophe McGlade, World Energy Outlook 2016 - A new 'fuel' in pole position PDF    
Martin Pejrimovsky, The Czech Natural Gas Sector PDF