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3rd Session Group of Experts on Gas

3rd Session Group of Experts on Gas

21 - 22 March 2016
Salle XVI, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

As natural gas is becoming an ever more important part of the global primary energy mix, the Group of Experts on Gas is examining the role of gas in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Focus areas are divided across Task Forces that develop:

  • Best practice guidance in reducing gas leaks 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

An update on the work will be provided at the meeting as well as a discussion of future initiatives.

Discussing the Sustainability Credentials of Natural gas (UNECE News, 02 May 2016)

Registration

If you have any difficulties in registering online, please send an e-mail to: natural.gas@un.org

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If you have any difficulties in registering online, please send an e-mail to: natural.gas@un.org

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Download Registration Form (Pdf)

Documents

Document Title & Symbol ENG FRE RUS
Item 1: Adoption of the Agenda      
Annotated provisional agenda for the third session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2016/1
PDF

PDF

PDF
Item 7: Best practice guidance in reducing gas leaks along the gas value chain      
Assessment of Market Trends in Liquefied Natural Gas
GEG-3/2016/INF.2 as at 19 April 2016
PDF    
Item 10: Removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel      
UNECE Group of Experts on Gas TASK FORCE D: “Removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel”
GEG-3/2016/INF.3 as at 20 April 2016
PDF    
Item 14: Adoption of conclusions and recommendations      
Draft Conclusions and Recommendations arising from the Group of Experts on Gas
GEG-3/2016/INF.1 as at 5 April 2016
PDF    
Item 15: Adoption of the report and close of the meeting      
Report of the Group of Experts on Gas on its third session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2016/2
PDF PDF PDF
Document Title & Symbol ENG FRE RUS
Item 1: Adoption of the Agenda      
Annotated provisional agenda for the third session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2016/1
PDF

PDF

PDF
Item 7: Best practice guidance in reducing gas leaks along the gas value chain      
Assessment of Market Trends in Liquefied Natural Gas
GEG-3/2016/INF.2 as at 19 April 2016
PDF    
Item 10: Removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel      
UNECE Group of Experts on Gas TASK FORCE D: “Removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel”
GEG-3/2016/INF.3 as at 20 April 2016
PDF    
Item 14: Adoption of conclusions and recommendations      
Draft Conclusions and Recommendations arising from the Group of Experts on Gas
GEG-3/2016/INF.1 as at 5 April 2016
PDF    
Item 15: Adoption of the report and close of the meeting      
Report of the Group of Experts on Gas on its third session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2016/2
PDF PDF PDF

Presentations

Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS
Item 3:  Opening session: Role of Gas in meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the climate goals set at the Conference of the Parties, twenty-first session (COP 21)    
Natural Gas: The Second-Best Fuel?
John Michael Roberts, Energy Security Specialist, Methinks Ltd.
PDF
PDF
   
How does gas fit in a sustainable energy future?
Hélène Macela-Gouin, Vice President Prospective at Total New Energies
PDF    
Item 4: Activities and priorities of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and its Committee on Sustainable Energy      
Stefanie Held, Secretary of the Committee on Sustainable Energy PDF    
Item 5: Overview of the activities of international organizations in the field of gas. Tour de table: recent developments and medium- and long-term prospects and policies in the gas industry – country updates.      
Alex Lagakos, Chairman, Greek Energy Forum, Energy & Freight Market Analyst PDF    
Alexander Malec, Development Division, Department of energy of Eurasian Economic Commission PDF    
Julio Meneghini, University of São Paolo – “Escola Politécnica" Department of Mechanical Engineering PDF    
Wael Abdel Moati,  Natural gas role in sustainable Development: The Arab Countries Case" PDF    
Item 7:    Best practice guidance in reducing gas leaks along the gas value chain      
Hesam Darani, Principal Consultant,  CARBON LIMITS PDF    
Paul Balcombe, Research Associate, Sustainable Gas Institute PDF    
Scott Foster, UNECE SED Director PDF    
Item 9:  Best practice guidance for liquefied natural gas      
Alexander Karasevich, Head of Department of Economy of Energy-Saving, Professor, DSc PDF    
Luis Ignacio Parada, Head of Regulatory Development, Enagás S.A. PDF    
Alfonso Vigre, Gas Natural. -  Gas Quality PDF    
David Elzinga, UNECE, Update on Trends in LNG report (on behalf of Natasha Udensiva) PDF    
Item 10:  Removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel      
Matthias Maedge, M.A., Secretary General, NGVA Barriers to NG in Transport PDF    
Manuel Lage, Gasnam -  Barriers to LNG in the Maritime sector PDF    
José Poblet, Cotenval - LNG in Marine Case Study PDF    
Konstantin Romanov,  Head of Division, Gazpom PDF    
Item 8: Best practice guidance on the role of natural gas in increasing the uptake of renewable energy      
Tim Cayford, Policy Adviser, EuroGAS PDF    
Peter Breithaupt, Manager, Future Energy Technology Projects, PDF    
Niall Mac Dowell,  Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London PDF
Presentation Title & Author ENG FRE RUS
Item 3:  Opening session: Role of Gas in meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the climate goals set at the Conference of the Parties, twenty-first session (COP 21)    
Natural Gas: The Second-Best Fuel?
John Michael Roberts, Energy Security Specialist, Methinks Ltd.
PDF
PDF
   
How does gas fit in a sustainable energy future?
Hélène Macela-Gouin, Vice President Prospective at Total New Energies
PDF    
Item 4: Activities and priorities of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and its Committee on Sustainable Energy      
Stefanie Held, Secretary of the Committee on Sustainable Energy PDF    
Item 5: Overview of the activities of international organizations in the field of gas. Tour de table: recent developments and medium- and long-term prospects and policies in the gas industry – country updates.      
Alex Lagakos, Chairman, Greek Energy Forum, Energy & Freight Market Analyst PDF    
Alexander Malec, Development Division, Department of energy of Eurasian Economic Commission PDF    
Julio Meneghini, University of São Paolo – “Escola Politécnica" Department of Mechanical Engineering PDF    
Wael Abdel Moati,  Natural gas role in sustainable Development: The Arab Countries Case" PDF    
Item 7:    Best practice guidance in reducing gas leaks along the gas value chain      
Hesam Darani, Principal Consultant,  CARBON LIMITS PDF    
Paul Balcombe, Research Associate, Sustainable Gas Institute PDF    
Scott Foster, UNECE SED Director PDF    
Item 9:  Best practice guidance for liquefied natural gas      
Alexander Karasevich, Head of Department of Economy of Energy-Saving, Professor, DSc PDF    
Luis Ignacio Parada, Head of Regulatory Development, Enagás S.A. PDF    
Alfonso Vigre, Gas Natural. -  Gas Quality PDF    
David Elzinga, UNECE, Update on Trends in LNG report (on behalf of Natasha Udensiva) PDF    
Item 10:  Removing barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel      
Matthias Maedge, M.A., Secretary General, NGVA Barriers to NG in Transport PDF    
Manuel Lage, Gasnam -  Barriers to LNG in the Maritime sector PDF    
José Poblet, Cotenval - LNG in Marine Case Study PDF    
Konstantin Romanov,  Head of Division, Gazpom PDF    
Item 8: Best practice guidance on the role of natural gas in increasing the uptake of renewable energy      
Tim Cayford, Policy Adviser, EuroGAS PDF    
Peter Breithaupt, Manager, Future Energy Technology Projects, PDF    
Niall Mac Dowell,  Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London PDF