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3rd Session Group of Experts on Gas

21 - 22 April 2016

Salle XVI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

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)

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Item 1: Adoption of the Agenda
Annotated provisional agenda for the third session
ECE/ENERGY/GE.8/2016/1
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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How does gas fit in a sustainable energy future?
Hélène Macela-Gouin, Vice President Prospective at Total New Energies
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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 EnergyPDF
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 AnalystPDF
Alexander Malec, Development Division, Department of energy of Eurasian Economic CommissionPDF
Julio Meneghini, University of São Paolo – “Escola Politécnica" Department of Mechanical EngineeringPDF
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 LIMITSPDF
Paul Balcombe, Research Associate, Sustainable Gas InstitutePDF
Scott Foster, UNECE SED DirectorPDF
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 QualityPDF
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 TransportPDF
Manuel Lage, Gasnam -  Barriers to LNG in the Maritime sectorPDF
José Poblet, Cotenval - LNG in Marine Case Study PDF
Konstantin Romanov,  Head of Division, GazpomPDF
Item 8: Best practice guidance on the role of natural gas in increasing the uptake of renewable energy
Tim Cayford, Policy Adviser, EuroGASPDF
Peter Breithaupt, Manager, Future Energy Technology Projects,
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Niall Mac Dowell,  Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College LondonPDF