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Last Year’s Agenda


The North American Gas Forum 2022 agenda covered the most important topics of the moment in the energy industry. Download the 2022 agenda to get insight into the topics we discussed last year.

In 2023, you can expect the same standard of excellence with topics that reflect the current energy landscape.



3:00 - 4:00 pm


5:30 - 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Tellurian inc



8:00 - 8:35 am


8:35 am


Monika Simoes, Monika Simoes, Founder & Managing Director, Energy Dialogues LLC

8:45 - 9:15 am


Scott W. Tinker, Scott W. Tinker, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

9:15 - 10:15 am

PANEL: Delivering on a Plan for Reliable, Affordable, Available and Sustainable Energy - Closing the Gap Between Aspiration and Reality

  • On what terms and at what cost will gas be part of future energy supplies? How can stakeholders across the natural gas sector better collaborate on communicating the dual benefits of gas as reliable and affordable while also lowering carbon emissions relative to alternatives? What are the enablers and obstacles to maintaining and increasing U.S. shale production?
  • How are regulations, public perception and the U.S. Administration influencing decisions made around natural gas? What is ahead regarding regulatory stability and investment certainty?
  • What happens post-Russian/Ukrainian war? How do we reconcile a wartime window with post-war order while understanding the role natural gas will play in the mitigation of energy security and ongoing energy transition efforts?



Ken Medlock,Ken Medlock, Senior Director Center for Energy Studies, Rice University’s Baker Institute


Octávio Simões, Octávio Simões, President & CEO, Tellurian Inc.

William Jordan, William Jordan, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, EQT Corporation

Karl Pettersen, Karl Pettersen, Chief Sustainability Officer Americas, Societe Generale

10:15 - 10:45 am


10:45 - 11:30 am

PANEL: Midterm Pre-Elections: Focus on Washington, D.C.

  • Can anything get done in a divided government?
  • What are midterm elections likely going to mean for the natural gas sector? What bi-partisan quick wins can we rally behind?
  • What policies need to be put in place that will allow the natural gas industry to grow? What narrative must come out of the government?



Kevin Book,Kevin Book, Managing Director, ClearView Energy Partners


Anne Bradbury, Anne Bradbury, CEO, American Exploration & Production Council (AXPC)

Mike Catanzaro, Mike Catanzaro, President & Chief Policy Officer, CGCN

Sasha Mackler, Sasha Mackler, Executive Director, The Energy Program, Bipartisan Policy Center

Heather Reams, Heather Reams, President, CRES Forum

Armando Avila, Armando Avila, Senior Director, Global Government Relations, Honeywell

11:30 - 12:15 pm

PANEL: ESG and Investor Priorities - Has Natural Gas Regained Its Position as a Lower-Carbon Solution? What are the Limitations?

  • What signals does the suggestion of a “Marshall Plan” to ensure energy security send to the gas industry? What are longer-term plans for investment in gas and LNG by 2030-2040?
  • The role of gas in delivering on energy need AND emissions reduction goals
  • How to ensure more capital is directed towards less carbon-intensive fuel sources and into innovation around CCUS and transition technologies? How do SEC disclosure rules factor into decisions?



Jamison CocklinJamison Cocklin Senior Editor, LNG, Natural Gas Intelligence


Kelly Bott, Kelly Bott, Senior Vice President, ESG, Land and Regulatory, PureWest

James Mackey, James Mackey, Managing Director, Project Capital, OGCI Climate Investments

Khary Cauthen, Khary Cauthen, VP Federal Government Affairs, Cheniere

Joanne Howard, Joanne Howard, SVP, Sustainability & Corporate Communications, Crestwood Midstream Partners LP

12:15 - 1:45 pm

Sponsored by Golden Pass LNG


1:45 - 2:15 pm

INVESTOR KEYNOTE - Energy Security and the Emissions Transition

Wil VanLoh, Wil VanLoh, CEO & Founder, Quantum Energy Partners

2:15 - 3:00pm

PANEL: The US at The Center Stage of Delivering LNG to Europe and the World - What Investment and Infrastructure Hurdles Lie Ahead?

  • What are policy risks associated with building infrastructure in the current climate? How are delays threatening to impact the market?
  • How will US LNG help meet global energy demand growth and address energy access? 
  • Can US LNG keep up with supply? What is the outlook for future projects coming online?



Julie Mayo,Julie Mayo, Partner, Global Projects Practice, Baker Botts LLP


Jeff Hammad, Jeff Hammad, Chief Commercial Officer, Golden Pass LNG

Josh Viets, Josh Viets, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Chesapeake Energy

Dustin Meyer, Dustin Meyer, Vice President, Natural Gas Markets, API

Adam Prestidge Adam Prestidge SVP - Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs, Glenfarne Energy Transition

3:00pm - 3:45pm

PANEL: Gas and LNG Demand Around the World - How Long Will the Window of Opportunity Stay Open?

  • What will LNG demand look like in Europe, China and other parts of the world?
  • Is the current geopolitical situation an engine for aggressive ramp-up of renewable energy? What are limitations to growth and what will be the impact on natural gas demand?
  • How feasible and realistic can a ramp-up look like?



Charlie Riedl,Charlie Riedl, Executive Director, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG)


Brandon Spencer, Brandon Spencer, President Energy Industries, ABB

Derek Walker, Derek Walker, Vice President, U.S. Region, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

Majed Limam, Majed Limam, Manager, Americas, LNG and Natural Gas Advisors, Poten & Partners

3:45 - 4:10 pm


4:10 - 5:00 pm

PANEL: Responsibly Sourced Gas (RSG), Certifications and Tags - What Weight will Natural Gas with a “Birth Certificate” Carry?

  • Carbon credits associated with cargoes and the competitive advantage of North American gas – what does the global market opportunity look like? How did Europe get so exposed?
  • What best practices are trending? Discuss project insights and learnings from recent case disputes.
  • What collaborations and solutions will forge a sustainable pathway forward?



Andrew Baxter,Andrew Baxter, Director Energy Strategy, EDF + Business


Greg Bertelsen, Greg Bertelsen, CEO, Climate Leadership Council

Dawn Constantin, Dawn Constantin, VP Regulatory Affairs, Partnerships & Low Carbon, BP

Brian Miller, Brian Miller, Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Growth, Project Canary

Christopher Goncalves, Christopher Goncalves, Chair and Managing Director, Energy & Climate, Berkeley Research Group LLC

5:00 - 5:05 pm

Energy Terminal Spotlight

5:05 - 5:20 pm

KEYNOTE - A Defining Moment for Natural Gas - What Are We Going to Do About it?

John Davies, John Davies, CEO & Chairman, Davies Public Affairs

5:20 - 6:00 pm


6:30 - 8:00 pm

Sponsored by Honeywell



8:00 am




Monika Simoes, Monika Simoes, Founder & Managing Director, Energy Dialogues LLC

8:40 - 9:30 am

PANEL: Global Energy Security in a Time of Geopolitical Instability - What Lessons Has 2022 Taught The World?

  • How are sanctions shifting the balance of global energy? How will the world rebalance supply with demand, and energy security with climate goals?
  • How are Europe and the US aligning on LNG, infrastructure needs, climate and long-term energy plans? How does this fit into targets to decarbonize the economy, accelerate deployment of clean(er) energy technologies and source energy from allies?
  • What role do ESG priorities play in a time of global fuel shortage and political risk?



Derek Brower,Derek Brower, US Energy Editor, Financial Times


Emily Haber, Emily Haber, Ambassador, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Audra Plepytė, Audra Plepytė, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

Maris Selga, Maris Selga, Ambassador, Embassy of Latvia

Mark Menezes, Mark Menezes, Senior Consultant, LNG Allies and Former Deputy Secretary of Energy

9:30 - 9:50 am

DOE Fireside Chat

in conversation with

Naomi Boness,Naomi Boness, Managing Director, Stanford Natural Gas Initiative


Brad Crabtree, Brad Crabtree, Assistant Secretary, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, Department of Energy (DOE)

9:50 - 10:40 am

PANEL: Energy Solutions of the Future - Trajectories Towards Decarbonization Examined

  • Do high energy prices present an upside to climate investments and opportunities for acceleration of deployment?
  • What will tomorrow’s energy solutions look like in the quest for decarbonization and net zero goals? If energy becomes unaffordable, what then?
  • Will hydrogen live up to the current hype? Is blue hydrogen a viable transition path?



Joseph Majkut,Joseph Majkut, Director, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, CSIS


William Su, William Su, Director, BlackRock

Nate Teti, Nate Teti, Vice President of US Government and Public Affairs, Equinor

Tim Novick, Tim Novick, CEO, Ecotec

Marco Caccavale, Marco Caccavale, Vice President, Global Sales and Commercial, Industrial & Energy Technology, Baker Hughes

10:40 - 11:10am


11:10 - 11:30am

U.S. Department of State - Fire Side Chat

in conversation with

Ken Medlock,Ken Medlock, Senior Director Center for Energy Studies, Rice University’s Baker Institute


Geoffrey R. Pyatt, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State

11:30am - 12:30 pm

PANEL: Hydrogen - What Role will it Play in Future Energy Supply?

  • Hydrogen hubs – how will DOE manage hub infrastructures? Where are investment opportunities and what other lower carbon technologies and climate solutions is the hydrogen sector competing with?
  • Assuming the industry can appropriately address methane emissions in the natural gas value chain, how will it strengthen the opportunity for blue hydrogen to become a solution in the energy transition? In the absence of solving the emissions piece, what is the outlook for blue hydrogen?
  • How do lifecycle emissions impact, economic and technical hurdles impact the viability of hydrogen? How do we solve the technical, storage and transportation challenges of hydrogen?



Naomi Boness,Naomi Boness, Managing Director, Stanford Natural Gas Initiative


Aura Cuellar, Aura Cuellar, VP Energy Transition, Shell USA, Inc.

Paula Gant, Paula Gant, President & CEO, GTI Energy

Amy Cradic, Amy Cradic, SVP and COO of Non-Utility Businesses, Strategy and External Affairs, NJ Resources

12:30 - 1:20 pm

PANEL: Transforming Fuel Conversations Into Emissions Conversations

  • Solving the emissions challenge – innovation in the monitoring, capturing and utilization space
  • Technologies and innovations that will make an impact
  • Collaborations needed across the value chain – what takeaways stand out from the natural gas dialogue? Where is the natural gas story headed?



Lynn Lyon,Lynn Lyon, Director of Sustainable Transportation, U.S. Gain


Georges Tijbosch, Georges Tijbosch, CEO, MiQ

Deepak Anand, Deepak Anand, Chief Revenue Office, GHGSat

Kevin Cook, Kevin Cook, Executive Advisor, GTT North America

Saurabh Nitin, Saurabh Nitin, Senior Vice President, Emissions Technologies, ChampionX

1:20 - 2:50 pm

Sponsored by Project Canary


2:15 - 2:35pm


What will happen to proposed FERC GHG rules? What is the current FERC approach for permits? How do we meet the need for broader discussion among industry groups, environmental advocates and commissioners about the review of gas projects?

James Danly, James Danly, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

2:50 - 3:30 pm


  • Facilitated takeaways
  • Highlights and opportunities
  • Collective and individual action points