• Innovation and Canada’s Natural Gas Value Chain: 21st Century Energy, 21st Century Opportunity

    Canadian Gas Dialogues 2021

CANADIAN GAS DIALOGUES EVENT FOLLOWS COVID PROTOCOL 

Thank you for your interest in joining us at the Calgary Petroleum Club on September 29th to discuss key issues impacting the natural gas sector, both domestic and international.
 
To ensure the safety of all staff and participants, and in keeping with Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program, which goes into effect on September 20, the following mandatory measures will be in place:
 
 Entry to the event will require:
 
A) Proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior to the event, evidenced by an immunization record/receipt provided by a pharmacy, a physician or by a provincial health authority, or
 
B) Digital or written confirmation of Vaccine Passport status (BC, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec residents), or
 
C) Returning a negative result from either a PCR test 72 hours prior to the event or a rapid test administered prior to entering the Calgary Petroleum Club. Test must be administered by the private sector.
 
As per Alberta Health Services guidelines, mask usage will be mandatory by all attendees when in public access areas of the Calgary Petroleum Club. Within the confines of the Devonian Room, masks are not mandatory, but a matter of personal preference. Additional measures, including appropriate distancing and sanitizing measures, will also be in place.

 Agenda - Tickets - Speaker Bios

Natural Gas World (NGW), the global engagement and information platform for the natural gas value chain, presents its third Canadian Gas Dialogues conference – Innovation and Canada’s Natural Gas Value Chain: 21st Century Energy, 21st Century Opportunity – as a live event September 29, 2021 at the Calgary Petroleum Club.

The live Canadian Gas Dialogues – the first since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down in-person conferences – will feature a keynote address from Dale Nally, Alberta’s associate minister of natural gas and electricity, and a luncheon armchair discussion led by industry veteran Mac Van Wielingen exploring capital challenges facing the natural gas industry during the energy transition.

Other confirmed participants include Cynthia Hansen, President Enbridge Gas Inc, Karen Harbert, President, American Gas Association, Khaled Abubakr, CEO TAQA Egypt, Graeme Feltham, President of APEX Utilities, John Bruce, Vice President Strategic Development at Carbon Engineering, Stephane Germaine, CEO of GHGSat, Dr David Layzell, research director at The Transition Accelerator, Scott Volk, Technology and Innovation Lead at Tourmaline Oil, Crystal Smith, chief councillor of Haisla Nation, Gregory Caldwell, Director of Energy Systems Innovation and Utility Hydrogen Strategy at ATCO, and Mike Leclair, Vice President of Major Projects at FortisBC.

Sessions at the day-long conference will focus on energy for a 21st century economy, building Canada’s low emission gaseous pathways, managing policy changes, new markets and technologies to get to a lower carbon future and emerging natural gas and energy leaders.

Session 1 – Energy for a 21st Century Economy

Natural gas is seen as critical in the ongoing evolution of a lower emission energy economy. This panel, comprised of global leaders in natural gas, will explore the role for the cleanest fossil fuel as the world advances on the various targets being set. 

Session 2a – Building Canada’s Low Emission Gaseous Pathways – Alternative fuels

As the search for lower emission energy continues, hydrogen and renewable natural gas are emerging as key complements to natural gas in various applications. This session will discuss how blue and green hydrogen and RNG can contribute to Canada’s emission reduction efforts.

Session 2b – Building Canada’s Low Emission Gaseous Pathways – Avoided and Captured Emissions

While natural gas remains a critical fuel in the energy system, equally critical is reducing emissions along the natural gas value chain and capturing those emissions when they can’t be avoided. From satellite monitoring to innovations in point-source and direct air capture, this panel will examine how best to ensure natural gas remains relevant and sustainable in the energy system of the future. 

Overview of Gas Pathways and IGRC2024

The Canadian Gas Association, which holds Canada’s seat in the global industry association - the International Gas Union - will host the IGU’s 2024 International Gas Research Conference in Banff. CGA CEO Timothy Egan and IGRC Executive Director Julie Gaudreau will discuss the conference and the creation of Gas Pathways, a new multi-media communication platform dedicated to innovation and technology that will help promote IGRC2024. 

Luncheon and Armchair Discussion

The global energy transition presents a long and winding road for all stakeholders, and is more of an evolution than a revolution. With broad macro factors involved and no silver bullet to net zero, there are multiple overlapping objectives, some of which clash with others, and some which complement. In a wide-ranging discussion with Canadian capital providers, industry thought leader Mac Van Wielingen will discuss the strategic mindset that will be needed if Canada is to meet its net zero aspirations.

Session 3 – Managing Policy Challenges

In Canada, most federal policy initiatives are directed towards encouraging investments in renewable energy technologies, broader electrification of many sectors of the economy, support for municipalities as they develop green energy pathways, and support for companies searching to move away from fossil energy. This panel will discuss how Canada’s natural gas industry can remain relevant in the face of those policy challenges.

Session 4a – Emerging Opportunities – Emerging Markets

Rapid innovation in delivering cleaner natural gas is opening many on-ramps to a lower emission future, with new markets emerging for natural gas in remote power, marine fuel, home heating and cooling, on-road transportation and other applications. This panel will discuss some of these.

Session 4b – Emerging Opportunities – Energy Leadership for the Future

A new breed of Canadian thought leaders is emerging in the midst of the very challenging energy conversation occurring today. In this panel, a few of those leaders – representing First Nations, energy workers, technology innovators and social media commentators – discuss how they are building the future energy system and supporting Canada’s natural gas industry.

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Speakers & Bios:

Andrea Stegher
Andrea Stegher
Senior Vice Present Commercial & Stakeholder Engagement, Snam
Anna Stukas
Anna Stukas
P.Eng., VP Business Development, Carbon Engineering
Brad Hayes
Brad Hayes
President, PETREL ROBERTSON CONSULTING LTD.
Charlie Ker
Charlie Ker
Senior Director, Business Development (North America) - Westport
Chris Bloomer
Chris Bloomer
President & CEO, CEPA - Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
Crystal Smith
Crystal Smith
Chief Councillor - Haisla Nation Council
Curtis Philippon
Curtis Philippon
President & CEO, Certarus
Cynthia Hansen
Cynthia Hansen
Executive Vice President and President, Gas Distribution and Storage, Enbridge Inc.
Dale Nally
Dale Nally
Associate Minister of Natural Gas, Alberta
David Layzell, PH. D
David Layzell, PH. D
Research Director, The Transition Accelerator
David Tiley
David Tiley
Director, Fundamental Equities - Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Gary Mar, QC
Gary Mar, QC
CEO, Canada West Foundation
Graeme Feltham, P.Eng., MBA
Graeme Feltham, P.Eng., MBA
President, Apex Utilities
Greg Heath
Greg Heath
Head, Canadian Exploration & Production - RBC Capital Markets
Gregory Caldwell
Gregory Caldwell
Director, Utility Hydrogen Strategy - ATCO Natural Gas Division
Jason Chawick
Jason Chawick
VP business development, Entropy
John Adams
John Adams
President & CEO - NGIF Capital Corporation
Karen Alderman Harbert
Karen Alderman Harbert
President and Chief Executive Officer - American Gas Association
Khaled Abubakr
Khaled Abubakr
Executive Chairman, TAQA Arabia
Lori Ackerman
Lori Ackerman
Mayor, Fort St John, BC
Mac Van Wielingen
Mac Van Wielingen
Founder and Partner - ARC Financial
Menelaos (Mel) Ydreos
Menelaos (Mel) Ydreos
Executive Director EnergyVantage Inc.
Mike Leclair
Mike Leclair
Vice President, Major Projects and LNG - FortisBC
Orlando Cabrales Segovia
Orlando Cabrales Segovia
CEO, Frontera Energy
Paul Schwartz
Paul Schwartz
Co-Founder, Director, ThermoLift
Scott Volk
Scott Volk
Technology & Innovation Lead - Tourmaline Oil Corp.
Stephane Germaine
Stephane Germaine
CEO - GHGSat
Tim McMillan
Tim McMillan
President and CEO, CAPP - Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Timothy M. Egan
Timothy M. Egan
President, CGA - Canadian Gas Association
Travis Balaski
Travis Balaski
IESP Operations Leader, Inuvialuit Petroleum Corporation
Wayne Prins
Wayne Prins
Executive Director - Christian Labour Association of Canada

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