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Facilitating information exchange on cost-effective methane emissions reduction technologies and practices is the core mission of the Natural Gas STAR Program. The Natural Gas STAR Program hosts a series of Technology Transfer Workshops and an Annual Implementation Workshop each year to further this goal.

Technology Transfer Workshops

These workshops provide a forum for oil and natural gas companies to receive and share detailed information about current cost-effective technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions in their specific sector. Workshops are free-of-charge and all are welcome.

Upcoming Workshops

Pipeline Blowdowns in Transmission and Distribution Exit EPA Disclaimer
Houston, Texas November 10, 2016

EPAs Natural Gas STAR and Methane Challenge Programs are pleased to host a Technology Transfer Workshop: Pipeline Blowdowns in Transmission and Distribution Exit EPA Disclaimer on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Kinder Morgans offices in Houston, Texas. The one-day workshop will provide information and insights for natural gas companies and other stakeholders interested in achieving and promoting methane emission reductions from pipeline blowdowns.

Past Workshops

1st Global Methane Initiative Workshop and Exhibition in the Middle East
Khobar, Saudi Arabia -- April 27-28, 2015

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Production Technology Transfer Workshop
Denver, Colorado -- February 11, 2014

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Production Technology Transfer Workshop
Park City, Utah -- February 13, 2014

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International Technology Transfer Workshops

There are no upcoming workshops or conferences.

Methane Expo 2013, was hosted by the Global Methane Initiative (GMI) in Vancouver, Canada on March 12-15, 2013. Methane Expo is the premier international forum for promoting the recovery and use of methane through new projects and technologies. GMI is a voluntary, multilateral partnership that aims to reduce global methane emissions and to advance the abatement, recovery and use of methane as a valuable clean energy source. GMI achieves this by creating an international network of partner governments, private sector members, development banks, universities, and NGOs in order to build capacity, develop strategies and markets, and remove barriers to project development for methane reduction in partner countries.

Annual Implementation Workshop

Each year, EPA sponsors the Natural Gas STAR Annual Implementation Workshop to further the Program's primary goal of facilitating information exchange about cost-effective methane emission reduction technologies and practices. This conference brings together Natural Gas STAR partners and industry experts to discuss the latest technologies and practices.

2015 Annual Implementation Workshop
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 16-18, 2015

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2014 Annual Implementation Workshop
San Antonio, Texas, May 12-14, 2014

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2012 Annual Implementation Workshop
Denver, Colorado, April 10-12, 2012

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Web-based Technology Transfer Workshops

No Webcasts are currently scheduled. Please check back soon for updates.

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