Gas meeting to explore challenge of 30 tcf market

An unusual meeting between natural gas consumers and the executives of producing companies, pipelines, and utilities is planned July 9-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The goal of the by-invitation-only summit is to develop a roadmap the industry can follow to overcome challenges as US natural gas demand expands from 22 tcf/year to an anticipated 30 tcf by 2010.


An unusual meeting between natural gas consumers and the executives of producing companies, pipelines, and utilities is planned July 9-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The goal of the by-invitation-only summit is to develop a roadmap the industry can follow to overcome challenges as US natural gas demand expands from 22 tcf/year to an anticipated 30 tcf by 2010.

The Natural Gas Council is sponsoring the �Natural Gas Summit.� The council is an alliance of the American Gas Association, American Petroleum Institute, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, the Independent Petroleum Association of America, and the Natural Gas Supply Association.

Richard Sharples, president of Anadarko Energy Services Co., is the Natural Gas Council chairman. He said, �The technology-driven economy has created reliability standards never achieved before. At the same time, the demand for natural gas in all customer sectors, including residential, industrial, and commercial, is growing significantly. To meet this demand, the natural gas industry must work with our customers to create a roadmap for the future.�

A highlight of the meeting will be a group strategy session. It will use polling techniques to sort and prioritize suggestions raised at breakout sessions.

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