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U.S. Natural Gas Caucus Briefing - State of natural gas: abundant reserves, jobs, and geopolitical futures

2322 Rayburn House Office Building

Natural gas topics include: an update on domestic and global issues and opportunities facing the U.S. Natural Gas Industry.

With the first ever U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports arriving in Poland this past April, and another shipment scheduled to arrive in Northern Europe in early June, it is a particularly unique and opportune time for both Members of Congress and staff to learn about the domestic and global outlook for the U.S. natural gas industry.

Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of the American Gas Association, will provide an overview of the key issues and opportunities facing the domestic industry, with an emphasis on our abundance of natural gas, and how this abundance has led to the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs, along with providing new leadership opportunities for the U.S. in the global energy market.

David Carroll, president of the Gas Technology Institute, and the current president of the International Gas Union (the global organization representing the gas industries of 91 countries), will discuss the global outlook for natural gas; the geopolitical implications of the domestic abundance; the opportunities that natural gas can play across the globe in areas like urban air quality, marine transport, and other markets.  

As a result of the domestic natural gas industry’s recent growth, the U.S. is in the leadership position of the International Gas Union for the first time in 30 years – the culmination of which will be the global gas industry coming to the U.S. for the first time since 1988, with the World Gas Conference in Washington, DC, June 25-29, 2018.  Both speakers will touch upon the unique opportunity this provides for policy makers to engage with global gas industry leaders from around the world.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 27th to David Rardin (Johnson; david.rardin@mail.house.gov), John Busovsky (Thompson; john.busovsky@mail.house.gov), Scott Petersen (Costa; scott.petersen@mail.house.gov), or Justin Ackley (Green; justin.ackley@mail.house.gov).