Natural Gas Infrastructure Modernization

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A researcher evaluates methane produced in a unique conservation process. Methane is both a potent greenhouse gas and valuable energy resource.| Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.

A researcher evaluates methane produced in a unique conservation process. Methane is both a potent greenhouse gas and valuable energy resource.| Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.

In order to help modernize the nation’s natural gas transmission and distribution systems and reduce methane emissions through common-sense standards, smart investments, and innovative research to advance the state of the art in natural gas system performance, the Department of Energy has launched several new initiatives and enhanced existing programs. The individual initiatives to help modernize natural gas T&D infrastructure include:

These initiatives were launched with broad stakeholder support and build on recommendations from the series of stakeholder roundtables conducted between April and July 2014.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE LAUNCH OF THESE INITIATIVES

Department of Energy Announces Steps to Help Modernize Natural Gas Infrastructure
Path to Reduce Methane Emissions from Gas Systems
Fact Sheet: An Initiative to Help Modernize Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure
Methane Stakeholder Roundtables

PAST EVENTS

December 17, 2014
Public Meeting on Energy Conservation Standards for Gas Compressors: Request for Information
Presentation Slides
Transcript
Washington, DC

November 12-13, 2014
Natural Gas Infrastructure R&D and Methane Emissions Mitigation Workshop
Pittsburgh, PA