Learn about LNG and CNG projects that are hitting the water, tracks, and gravel month after month.

Join us this November in Jacksonville, Florida (home to a hotbed of LNG activity!) to learn how marine, rail, E&P, mining, and power gen operations are slashing fuel costs and emissions with domestically produced natural gas. Key agenda themes include:

Monday, November 6

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Partner Events**

** By invitation only

Tuesday, November 7

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Off-Site Tours

JAX LNG Plant and TOTE LNG Vessel Tour


Matrix Service Cosmodyne

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9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Technical Workshop

On-Road Natural Gas Truck Workshop


Natural gas is the most effective and efficient option when it comes to a low emission and cost-effective alternative fuel for on-road heavy-duty truck operations. With 10 years of continued market growth, today’s heavy-duty natural gas trucks are proven, reliable, powerful, robust, and super clean. Leading fleet operators throughout North America have converted some or all of their operations to run on natural gas, with continued consistent investment happening even in a low petroleum price environment.

Hear from UPS, Saddle Creek, and other leading fleets about their experiences running large numbers of natural gas trucks, how and why they made the switch, challenges they encountered, solutions they employed, and the real-world cost differences. Learn about today’s natural gas trucks, engines, and fueling infrastructure, as well as funding options (including VW funds) available to help support their purchase.

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ► Learning by Example: Case Studies and Success Stories
  • Mike DelBovo, President, Saddle Creek Transportation
  • Mario Vila, Ground Fleet Maintenance Director, UPS
  • Stephen Silverman, President, Raven Transport Holding Inc.*
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon ► Critical Considerations: Equipment, Fuel, and Funding
  • MODERATOR: Dan Bowerson, Director, Technology & Development, NGVAmerica
  • Michael O’Hearn, Vocational Sales Manager, Natural Gas Sales, Daimler Trucks North America
  • Mike Mackey, Senior Vice President, GP Strategies*
  • David Jaskolski, Manager, Fuels, Pivotal LNG
  • Joe Annotti, Senior Programs Manager, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. ► Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ► UPS LNG and Jacksonville Transit Authority CNG Station Tour


To learn more, visit Off-Site Tours ▸

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Technical Workshop

Clean Low-Cost Energy for Remote Markets

The use of natural gas in remote markets for power generation, industrial and commercial applications, and other heat and power needs has dramatically increased in the last five years. End-users are seeing increased reliability and improvements to their cost, operational, and environmental performance. With these early successes, innovative supply chains are being built and the market is poised for more significant growth in the year ahead.

This workshop will provide those considering the use of natural gas for their power or thermal needs with the information and tools needed to evaluate such a transition. Real-world case studies will be presented, including end-users from markets in the Caribbean, northern Canada, and remote locations in North America. This will be followed by a session on supply chain solutions, including an in-depth look at various on-site bulk storage technologies and options. A third session will cover key project implementation, operations, maintenance and HSE (health, safety, environmental) considerations. Finally, an off-site tour will take attendees by bus to see one of the three LNG production plants in Jacksonville, Florida—a plant that provides LNG fuel for export to the Caribbean and Latin American markets. Following the LNG plant tour, the bus will return to the convention center where attendees are encouraged to visit the opening reception of the HHP Summit Expo Hall to see the latest technology available in the market today and interact with equipment, engine, and fuel suppliers and other industry leaders.

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. ► Welcome and Background
  • Matt Jackson, , Vice President LNG Business Development, Crowley LNG
9:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. ► Heat & Power Case Studies
  • Jose Fernandez, Area General Manager, Aggreko
  • George Nemeth, Director, LNG Business Development, AES
  • Ricardo Nuncio, Managing Director, Red Stripe*
  • Joseph Williams,, Vice President Generation, Jamaica Public Service Company*
10:40 a.m. – 12:00 noon ► Supply Chain & Bulk Storage
  • Erik Langeteig, Global Business Development Manager for Energy Solutions, Chart Industries – From ISOs to 1000m3 tanks
  • Greg Denton, Business Development Manager, GTT North America* – Membrane LNG Tanks for Modular Land-Based Storage
  • Speaker TBA, Matrix Service Company* – Field Erected LNG Tanks
  • David Barr, Executive Director North American Operations, CIMC – A Diverse LNG and CNG Portfolio
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. ► Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ► Key Considerations for Natural Gas Project Planning Implementation, and Daily Operations
  • Mike Moris, Director of HSE, Chart
  • Sam Thigpen, ‎Founder, Managing Director, and Senior Consultant, Thigpen Business Consultants
  • Greg Buffington, Vice President, Crowley LNG/Carib Energy
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ► Eagle LNG Maxville Plant and Crowley LNG Bunker Terminal Tour

To learn more, visit Off-Site Tours ▸
Note: Only attendees registered for the Clean Low Cost Energy for Remote Markets workshops may go on this tour.

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Technical Workshop

Leveraging Personnel Training, Safety, and Stakeholder Engagement for Project Success + Live LNG Demonstrations at the Florida State College Fire Academy of the South

From code-required personnel training to permitting and working with emergency first responders, community and media engagement, proactive planning, and effective communication has proven critical in the successful implementation of natural gas HHP projects. Find out how such strategies can be used to streamline permitting and approval processes, achieve employee and community support, and help to avoid project delays and increased costs. Hear from those who have successfully developed and implemented comprehensive training programs, safety demonstrations and other strategies for stakeholder engagement. Several live demonstrations of the properties of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be a part of this valuable workshop. Seeing is believing with this invisible fuel!
Note: This workshop is an off-site engagement.

12:00 noon – 12:15 p.m. ► Board Bus at Prime Osborn Convention Center

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ► Lunch at FSC Fire Academy of the South

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. ► Welcome, Safety Briefing, and Overview of FSC Fire Academy of the South
  • Sheldon Reed, Executive Director, Florida State College at Jacksonville
1:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ► End-User Case Studies on Personnel Training and Community Engagement
  • Marcel LaRoche, Director, LNG Engineering, BCFerries
  • Rod Keefe, Assistant VP of Advanced Technology, Florida East Coast Rail
2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. ► Q&A Session and Break

2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. ► Key Elements for Personnel Training, HSE and Code Compliance
  • Ray Kroll, HSSE & Facilities Manager LNG, Shell
  • Jorge Lobo, LNG Industrial Applications Manager, FortisBC
  • Bobby Bailey, LNG Pivotal LNG / JAX LNG
3:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ► Q&A Session and Wrap Up

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ► Live LNG Demonstration at the FSC LNG Burn Pit

4:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ► Board Bus at FSC and Return to Prime Osborn Convention Center

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ► Expo Hall Grand Opening Reception

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Partner Event

SGMF Environmental Committee Meeting**


** By invitation only

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Off-Site Tours

Eagle LNG Maxville Plant and Crowley LNG Bunker Terminal Tour

Eagle LNG

Matrix Service Cosmodyne

To learn more, visit Off-Site Tours ▸

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Expo Hall Grand Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 8

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Expo Hall Open

Expo Hall will remain open during general session programming

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

General Session

Conference Welcome and Opening Address

  • Pete Tumminello, Group President of Commercial Businesses, Southern Company Gas

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

General Session

Facilitating Natural Gas Market Development for HHP Applications

Hear how industry stakeholders are facilitating the development of natural gas infrastructure projects throughout North America, resulting in environmental gains, economic development, job creation, and the growth of domestic energy markets.

  • Lauran Wetemans, General Manager Downstream LNG, Shell
  • Rear Admiral John Nadeau, Assistant Commandant for Capability, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Robert Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Oil & Gas, Department of Energy*

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

General Session

Keynote Address

Hear from one of the industry’s true pioneers on Crowley’s groundbreaking efforts to develop and drive the natural gas market in the company’s own operations and in those of their customers, as well as why continued investment in natural gas makes sense even with today’s low petroleum prices.

  • Thomas Crowley Jr, Chief Executive Officer, Crowley Maritime

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

General Session

A Sea Change for Marine Fuels

Nowhere has the natural gas high horsepower sector seen more significant growth and transformative change than in the commercial marine sector. In the last 5 to 10 years, the global market has gone from virtually no LNG-powered commercial marine vessels to now 230 units in operation or on order; vessels that will serve a wide range of applications. This significant growth has been witnesses in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America. Hear from a diverse group of global maritime executives and pioneers when it comes to the advancement of LNG-powered vessels around the world. Learn what has made their projects work well, why they have made the investment decisions they have, and what they expect to see in the continued aggressive growth of this sector.

  • Marcel LaRoche, Director, LNG Engineering, BCFerries
  • Peter Keller, Executive Vice President, TOTE
  • Svein Steimler, President and Chief Executive Officer, NYK Group Europe
  • Tom Strang, Senior Vice President Maritime Affairs, Carnival
  • Chad Verret, Vice President, Alaska & LNG Operations, Harvey Gulf

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Expo Hall Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

General Session

Building the Foundation for Today’s HHP Natural Gas Market

Hear from industry leaders on how they have leveraged innovative partnerships and strategies to build some of the most critical natural gas supply projects for the North American HHP market to date. These executives will discuss how their companies have been able to successfully navigate customer demand, regulatory approvals, capital investment, and other critical-path issues to build this foundational infrastructure in key locations in the US and Canada. Hear how this infrastructure will serve not only North American markets but regional international markets as well as the industry continues to grow the use of natural gas in a variety of downstream high horsepower applications.

  • Tim Hermann, President, Pivotal LNG
  • Dick Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Eagle LNG Partners
  • Doug Stout, Vice President Development & External Relations, FortisBC
  • Guillaume Brossard, Director LNG Market Development, Gaz Métro

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

General Session

Afternoon Address: A Focus on Energy Supply, Reliability, and Pricing

While the impacts of the 2020 International Maritime Organization (IMO) low sulfur fuel requirements are widely discussed when it comes to the blue water marine market, the impacts outside of the marine market have not been widely considered. In 2020, the North American demand for mid-level distillates from the blue water marine market will be significant, dwarfing the current demand of nearly all land-based applications aside from on-road trucking. This will be 100% incremental demand growth in a market with nearly maximized production capacity. Without much hope for expanding the current North American refining capacity, classic supply and demand forces can cause availability and price disruptions in the market for refined product. How long could such disruptions occur? How severe might they be? What are the unknowns here? Other large consumers of mid-level distillates (i.e. diesel fuel) will not want to miss this afternoon address as they consider their energy procurement plans for the next few years.

  • Martin Tallett, President, EnSys Energy

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

General Session

Accelerating the Market: Spotlight on Key Areas of Market Growth

With tremendous momentum in several HHP market segments and a growing network of natural gas fuel supply in all four corners of North America, hear from leading industry experts and end-users about the best and most strategic opportunities for near-term market acceleration. Gain an understanding of the best growth opportunities being spurred by environmental drivers, reliability, fuel cost predictability, cost savings, and/or business risk mitigation.

  • Frank Starke, Global Product Manager Medium Speed Engines, Caterpillar
  • Jim Hertwig, Chief Executive Officer, Florida East Coast Rail
  • David Kailbourne, Chief Executive Officer, REV LNG
  • Andrew Moriarty, President, Energy & Chemicals Group, Chart Industries
  • Luca Volta, LNG Venture Manager, ExxonMobil*

4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Expo Hall Networking Reception

Thursday, November 9

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session #1.1

LNG Bunkering Case Studies and Best Practices

With the global growth of the LNG-powered marine sector, various strategies have emerged to supply these vessels with the necessary fuel. This session will explore the different methods employed by several operators and the processes they underwent in designing the most favorable system for their operations. The development and imminent launch of North America’s first LNG bunkering barge will be highlighted in this session. Panelists will help attendees navigate LNG production, fuel sourcing and delivery, regulatory and safety requirements, as well as other key considerations in the development of a natural gas fueling plan.

  • MODERATOR: Arvind Ramakrishnan, Senior Manager, FortisBC
  • Margaret Doyle, Marine Business Development, Eagle LNG Partners – An Overview of LNG Ship Bunkering
  • Richard Rogers, Managing Director Storage & Peaking, Southern Company Gas – Innovative Bunkering Strategies with ISO Tanks and Truck Delivery
  • John Conrad Jr, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Conrad Ship Yard LLC* – Delivery of North America’s First LNG Bunker Barge
  • Dallas Smith, Detachment Chief, U.S. Coast Guard – LNG Bunkering and Simultaneous Operations Policy

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session #1.2

Spotlight on Rail: The Indiana Harbor Belt CNG Locomotive Program

This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the Indiana Harbor Belt (IHB) CNG rail project, including details on the dual-fuel engine system, onboard CNG fuel storage design and integration into the overall locomotive, the CNG refueling approach and design, natural gas safety analysis, and more. Representatives from IHB and all of IHB’s key suppliers for this project will present on this panel.

  • MODERATOR AND PROGRAM INTRODUCTION: Michael Nicoletti, Director of Mechanical Operations and Program Manager CNG Locomotive Program, Indiana Harbor Belt
  • Adam Bennet, Director Engineering, Railpower
  • Scott Myers, President, Optifuel Systems, LLC
  • David Benner, Executive Manager, Mainstay Fuel Technologies, and
    Dave Myers, Sales Manager North America – Mobile Pipeline Products, Hexagon Lincoln
  • Ted Barnes, R&D Manager, Gas Technology Institute
  • Tim Boyle, Director of International Sales & Business Development, ANGI Energy Systems

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session #1.3

Unearthing Savings and Opportunity

Fuel for mining operations is often a significant portion of ongoing costs. With the volatile nature of the global oil market, this can also be an unpredictable expense. Natural gas has the potential to save on both costs and emissions as well as deliver price stability for many facets of mining operations. From haul trucks to onsite power generation, listen in on case studies from operators who have successfully deployed natural gas projects and learn about the latest technology developments in the sector.

  • Timothy Callahan, Staff Engineer Large Engine R&D, SWRI
  • Steve Igoe, Commercial Manager, LPSD Gas Engine Business Unit, Caterpillar*
  • Speaker TBA, JDS Silver Inc.*

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Technical Session #2.1

Full Steam Ahead: Best Practices and Technology Considerations for Launching LNG Marine Operations

With a growing global base of fueling infrastructure, increased market momentum, and the IMO low-sulfur fuel regulation set for full implementation in 2020, there has never been a better time for operators to make the switch to natural gas. This panel will highlight key areas for growth in the LNG-powered marine market and provide key insights into forward project development on issues such as engine selection, on-board fuel storage considerations, planning timelines for natural gas project development, and strategies for fuel procurement, as well as other operational, environmental, regulatory and cost considerations every vessel owner should know.

  • Rob Butts, Manager, Fuels, Pivotal LNG
  • Les Gingell, Vice President Marine Sales, MAN Diesel & Turbo
  • Jeff Sherman, Senior Sales Manager, Commercial Marine, MTU America*
  • Volker Possoegel, Chief Executive Officer, Zeppelin Power Systems

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Technical Session #2.2

Sector Update: Natural Gas Locomotives

With several years of early-stage market development now complete across multiple LNG and CNG locomotive projects, new LNG tender car specifications, and efforts to move LNG as a commodity now underway, the North American rail sector is positioned for growth. Leading rail executives will provide details on their companies’ natural gas locomotive project efforts including use of natural gas as a fuel and movement as a commodity, strategies, key lessons learned thus far, and important forward considerations critical for the growth of this market. Attend this session to understand key forces that can drive this market forward.

  • Eric Kuenzil, Director, Fuels, Pivotal LNG
  • Momoyo Yuki, Senior Manager, Buisness Development Group, JAPEX
  • Fran Chinnici, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Mechanical, Florida East Coast Rail

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Technical Session #2.3

A Spotlight on the Growing Use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Delivery Systems for HHP Applications

With dramatic improvements in recent years to high pressure gas compression technologies and innovative storage systems, compressed natural gas (CNG) has been make steady forward progress in multiple HHP segments as an extremely cost-effective and operationally reliable diesel displacement strategy. With these improved logistics and supply chain options, the low cost benefits of CNG are increasingly being delivered to the bottom line of the end-user. This panel discussion will highlight a number of examples where CNG has provided reliable and low-cost energy to a number of remote power generation projects, tier 4 engine solutions, and other applications looking for a price advantage, even in a low diesel cost environment. Attendees will also learn about supply chain and sourcing considerations, operational needs, and how to decide if CNG is the fuel for an operation.

  • MODERATOR: Dave Myers, Sales Manager North America – Mobile Pipeline Products, Hexagon Lincoln
  • Nathan Ough, Vice President, Certarus (USA) Ltd
  • Hernan Henriquez, Executive Director of Sales & Marketing, Quantum Fuel Systems
  • David Barr, Executive Director North American Operations, CIMC*

12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

Partner Events*

* By invitation only

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NGVAmerica – LNG Technical Forum and Working Group


Join NGVAmerica and other natural gas stakeholders in an important discussion on advancing the state of the industry and the roles the public and private sector must play. Topics will including the development of codes and standards, upstream emissions for liquefaction and delivery, real time gas composition measurements, LNG fuel specifications, as well as the role of safety standards and oderization. Explore key areas for potential market growth and opportunities for strategic policy engagement on the federal and state level to effectively advocate for the high horsepower NGV industry.

Friday, November 10

12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

Partner Event

SEA\LNG Members Meeting**


** By invitation only

* Invited