Methane Emission Reduction

This track focuses on how gas utilities are exploring new technologies to detect, repair, and reduce emissions from pipelines and facilities. This track will specifically explore methods to capture planned gas releases, detect and quantify fugitive emissions, and recent improvements to leak detection technology.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Capturing Planned Gas Releases
Speakers: Frans Yorgensen, District Manager, Southwest Gas Corporation
Uche Eziyi, Program Manager, Solar Turbines, Inc.
Ken Garcia, Technical Services Supervisor, Southwest Gas Corporation
This session will have two presentations, one on blowing down compressor stations, and one on ZEVAC/GoVac units. Learn how central Arizona and northern Nevada are using ZEVAC and GoVac equipment respectively to reduce methane emissions during planned gas releases.

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Detecting and Quantifying Fugitive Methane Emissions via Emerging Technology

Thursday, April 27, 2023

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Leak Survey, Its Challenges, and Future Opportunities
Speakers: Alnoor Ebrahim, Product Marketing and Strategy, Southern Cross
Robert Prophete, Emissions Strategy Program-Project Manager II, Southern California Gas Company
Erik Rodriguez, Material & Equipment Team Lead, Southern California Gas Company
This session will cover current gas leak survey technologies and some of the challenges inherent with them in terms of methane emission reduction. It will also look at what leak survey will look like in five years and what future technologies may be available soon to help quantify emission reduction.