U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette will deliver a keynote address at next week’s Shale Insight™ 2020, a leading industry forum organized annually by the Marcellus Shale Coalition, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, and the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association.
NETL Director Brian Anderson will be a featured presenter during the annual conference, which attracts nationally recognized experts in shale development, top policymakers and government officials, industry executives, energy innovators and others working in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. This year’s forum will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, through Thursday, Oct. 1, as a virtual event due to COVID-19.
Brouillette will deliver the keynote at 11:45 a.m. on the opening day of the conference as part of a program titled “A View from the Top: Energy’s Outlook and Use.”
The nation’s top energy official, Brouillette will share his vision of the U.S. energy portfolio’s projected evolution and consumption demands. He also will highlight the region’s major investments in petrochemical, manufacturing, power generation and refinery revitalization and explain why fossil fuels will remain a reliable energy source for the foreseeable future.
Brouillette will be introduced by Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg. Following Brouillette’s keynote, Winberg will participate in a question-and-answer session with David Spigelmyer, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition.
Anderson will present “Decarbonization of Natural Gas: The New Frontier Now” in a session that begins at 10 a.m. Sept. 30. As society drives toward a reduced carbon dioxide economy, many energy, utility, transport, consumer and investment companies are revising business plans to limit emissions of the greenhouse gas. Anderson will explore the future of advanced technologies such as carbon capture and storage to achieve reduced carbon emissions in the natural gas sector.
The conference also will feature opportunities to engage in a virtual exhibit hall with organizations and companies showcasing innovations, products and services that drive business in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays.
As the only one of the Department of Energy’s 17 national labs that is both government-owned and -operated, NETL is in a unique position to accelerate the development of technology solutions through strategic partnerships with academia, industry and other research organizations. The conference’s virtual exhibit hall will provide attendees with opportunities to learn about NETL’s latest discoveries and innovations in oil and gas research, enhanced oil recovery, and unconventional oil and natural gas resources research.
Attendees also will be able to explore NETL employment opportunities and learn more about the Lab’s Regional Workforce Initiative and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR/STTR) initiative.
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory develops and commercializes advanced technologies that provide reliable and affordable solutions to America’s energy challenges. NETL’s work supports DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.