Creating Global Markets for Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Natural Gas

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Presented by the Energy Institute, Planet Texas 2050 and the KBH Energy Center



Dr. David Allen and Dr. Arvind Ravikumar

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Speaker Bios:
Dr. David Allen is the Norbert Dittrich-Welch Chair Professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and Co-Director of the Energy Emissions Modeling and Data Lab (EEMDL). He also is the Director of UT Austin’s Center for Energy Environmental Resources (CEER). Dr. Allen is the author of seven books and over 300 papers, primarily in the areas of urban air quality, the engineering of sustainable systems, and the development of materials for environmental and engineering education. Dr. Allen has been a lead investigator for multiple air quality measurement studies, including studies that made some of the first measurements of methane emissions from unconventional oil and gas production. He has served on a variety of governmental advisory panels and from 2012 to 2015 chaired the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board. In 2017, he was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering, and in 2020 he received the ENI Energy Transitions Award, which has been referred to as the Nobel Prize in energy. His teaching has been recognized through multiple University and national teaching awards.

Dr. Arvind Ravikumar is the Co-Director of the Energy Emissions Modeling and Data Lab (EEMDL) at the University of Texas at Austin and a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, primarily in the areas of greenhouse gas emissions measurements and energy systems analysis. Dr. Ravikumar has been a lead investigator for several large-scale, field campaigns in the US and Canada on methane emissions from oil and gas supply chain and evaluating new technologies for monitoring greenhouse gases. He routinely advises state and federal governments, provides expert testimony in Congress on greenhouse gas emissions from energy supply chains, and currently serves on the US Department of Transportation’s Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee. Dr. Ravikumar is a Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies and graduated with a Ph.D. from Princeton University

A differentiated natural gas market is emerging as a key mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across global natural gas supply chains. Building trust in such markets in civil society, industry, and governments depends on a transparent framework for reporting independently verifiable and accurate emissions data.  This presentation will describe work from the Energy Emissions Modeling and Data Lab ( on developing scientific and technical frameworks for measuring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions from natural gas supply chains.

This talk will be available both in-person at MBB 1.210 and presented remotely via Zoom Webinar. To join the webinar, viewers must register before the talk and log in to Zoom using the registration link in order to participate. Faculty, students, and staff of UT, please use your personal UT Zoom account.

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Date and Time
Nov. 3, 2023, 3 to 4 p.m.
MBB 1.210
Event tags
UT Energy Symposium