This class will provide a high-level, non-technical overview of current US hydrogen consumption, the most widely used hydrogen production processes and existing facilities. It will explore several avenues to produce hydrogen and compare the costs of hydrogen produced from different processes. We will examine the characteristics of hydrogen and compare hydrogen with natural gas as a fuel in direct combustion applications. Finally, we will consider possible challenges and implications for natural gas midstream and downstream facilities and operations arising from blending or substituting hydrogen for methane in natural gas transport and delivery facilities.
Attendees will receive 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) upon completion.
- Gain a non-technical understanding of current US hydrogen production and consumption processes and volumes.
- Learn about alternative hydrogen production processes and differences between hydrogen and methane in direct combustion applications.
- Recognize potential impacts on US gas midstream entities, utilities and consumers arising from blending or substituting hydrogen for methane in gas streams.
Who Should Attend
Any relatively new employee of a gas industry entity and experienced gas industry professionals (administrative, financial, operations, legal, marketing, and other disciplines) seeking to broaden their understanding of the natural gas industry.
Meet Your Instructor
J. Richard Moore
Dick Moore has more than 40 years of experience in the energy industry including jobs in both regulated and unregulated segments of this industry. He has held senior management positions in oil and gas exploration and production companies, interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines, gas and electric utilities as well as natural gas gathering, processing and marketing companies.
Mr. Moore previously served on the Board of Directors of the Gas Processors Association and has held a position as adjunct faculty in the economics department at Richland College in Dallas. He serves as faculty for the Energy Executive Course at the University of Idaho and the Legislative Energy Horizons Institute of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region as well as the Professional Development Institute at the University of North Texas and has been a speaker on energy topics for the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.