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Energy Transition at the Forefront as 2022 Pipeline Leadership Conference Kicks Off in Houston

The 2022 Pipeline Leadership Conference kicked off today with a focus on “Energy Transition: Perceptions, Realities and Opportunities.”

More than 125 energy pipeline professionals gathered at the Eighth Annual Pipeline Leadership Conference, Nov. 15-19, to discuss the future of the industry.

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Jim Hughes Pipeline Leadership Conference kickoff
Jim Hughes of the Pipeliner’s Association of Houston welcomes the 125-plus attendees of the 2022 Pipeline Leadership Conference to Houston.

Hosted at the Embassy Suites The Woodlands/Hughes Landing, the two-day event will focus on how the pipeline industry can adapt to the global trend of “decarbonizing” the energy grid and how companies can enhance their business for the future. Amid politics and policies, pipelines remain the safest and most efficient method of transporting energy, whether it’s oil and natural gas or renewable sources, such as hydrogen, carbon dioxide and renewable natural gas.

The conference began with a keynote address by Charles McConnell on the “North American Energy Transition: Pandering to Politicians?” McConnell is the executive director for the Center for Carbon Management in Energy at the University of Houston. His presentation will discuss how the energy transition will transform markets and consumption, as well as how the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will impact the future of the industry.

The Pipeline Leadership Conference includes engaging panel discussions on politics and policy; diversity, equity and inclusion; opportunities in the energy transition related to hydrogen, renewable natural gas (RNG) and carbon capture pipelines. To view the full conference agenda, visit plconference.com/agenda.

Attendees of the Eighth Annual Pipeline Leadership Conference listen to presentations on the Energy Transition.

Another highlight is the presentation of the Pipeline Leadership Conference to Bob Osborn, president of Michels Energy Group. Osborn was featured on the cover of the September/October issue of North American Energy Pipelines and will be on hand to receive the award during the evening networking reception on Nov. 15.

The Pipeline Leadership Conference is designed for C-suite executives driving transformation and innovation in pipeline and distribution system design, construction and operations through People, Process and Practice. The keynote, panel and presentation content are focused on providing guidance on how to set and implement business strategy with for 2022 and beyond. Innovators and hands-on leaders who attend will find approaches that achieve revolutionary improvements in performance in the areas of new development, system replacement, ensuring safety, improving efficiency and overcoming challenges from inside and outside the industry.

For more information and to register, visit plconference.com.


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