SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National environmental consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) today announced a new conference, "HHP SUMMIT 2012 - Natural Gas for High Horsepower Applications," dedicated to examining the tremendous environmental benefits of natural gas as a fuel for equipment used in rail, marine, mine, construction, power generation and other high horsepower industrial applications. Increased natural gas availability, accessibility, and mobile fueling options have recently expanded opportunities for use of natural gas in these sectors and other remote (non-pipeline) operations. The inaugural HHP SUMMIT will review these topics over a two and a half-day event October 24-26, 2012 in Houston, Texas including general and breakout sessions, a tradeshow, networking opportunities and an off-site tour.
Encana Natural Gas Inc. (Encana) and Pivotal LNG, a subsidiary of AGL Resources Inc., have signed on as Presenting Sponsors of this event. Encana is a charter member of America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) and the second largest producer of natural gas in North America. Pivotal LNG is a management company focused on acquisition, development, and operation of liquefied natural gas assets in conjunction with AGL's overall growth strategy. These Presenting Sponsors have collaborated to provide conference attendees with information with an in-depth look at the significant cost savings and environmental benefits that are possible by switching to natural gas from diesel in high horsepower applications.
Encana Executive Vice President Eric Marsh stated, "We have seen firsthand the tremendous benefits of running our own company's high horsepower equipment on natural gas and this event provides a unique opportunity to share our experiences and help others to reduce their operating costs, environmental footprint, and reliance on imported petroleum products. Encana's support of the HHP SUMMIT confirms our own commitment towards utilizing natural gas in as many facets of our operations as possible and we look forward to sharing the positive results of our experience."
Summit attendees will learn from an array of international industry experts about the technologies, equipment and pending regulatory changes that may affect the many industries using high horsepower equipment. The summit will also examine the synergies that are presented across these various applications, particularly in terms of LNG fuel supply.
"The content to be covered at the HHP SUMMIT is exactly where we see tremendous growth potential in the natural gas sector," stated David Schultz, vice president, Pivotal LNG. "It is exciting to see the innovation in an increased range of high horsepower equipment and technologies that enables us to fully utilize our plentiful domestic supply of clean natural gas."
The use of natural gas as a replacement for conventional diesel fuels in vehicle applications has been gaining ground in the U.S. and around the world for more than a decade. In high mileage and high fuel use applications such as over-the-road trucking, refuse and transit, significant cost savings are being realized in relation to the volume of diesel fuel being replaced with cleaner burning and lower cost natural gas. The use of natural gas in place of diesel in high horsepower applications presents an even more scalable opportunity to recognize operational cost reductions, near-immediate payback periods and environmental benefits.
For more information about the HHP SUMMIT, contact GNA at 888-993-0302 or visit www.hhpnaturalgas.com.
About Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
With headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., and in New York, New York, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) is one of the nation's leading environmental consulting firms specializing in emission reduction, energy and transportation policy, carbon management, and market development for clean, alternative fuel and efficient vehicle technologies. As part of its comprehensive suite of consulting services, GNA offers nearly two decades of experience developing and managing clean energy related conferences, events and other outreach programs that have brought together thousands of attendees and industry leading speakers at venues across the United States. www.gladstein.org
Encana is a leading North American natural gas producer that is focused on growing its strong portfolio of natural gas resource plays in key basins from northeast British Columbia to Texas and Louisiana. By partnering with employees, community organizations and other businesses, Encana contributes to the strength and sustainability of the communities where it operates. Encana common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ECA. www.encana.com
About Pivotal LNG
Pivotal LNG, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: AGL), sells liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a substitute fuel for transportation and other mechanical uses in the wholesale LNG market. www.pivotalenergydev.com
About AGL Resources
AGL Resources (NYSE: AGL), an Atlanta-based energy services company, serves approximately 2.3 million customers in six states. The company also owns Houston-based Sequent Energy Management, an asset manager serving natural gas wholesale customers throughout North America. As an 85-percent owner in the SouthStar partnership, AGL Resources markets natural gas to consumers in Georgia under the Georgia Natural Gas brand. The company also owns and operates two high-deliverability natural gas storage facilities: Jefferson Island Storage & Hub near the Henry Hub in Louisiana and Golden Triangle Storage in Texas. www.aglresources.com
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