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DOE and PHMSA to Host Underground Storage Workshops

JULY 12 – 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a Workshop on Well Integrity for Natural Gas Storage in Depleted Reservoirs and Aquifers in Denver, CO on July 12-13. The objective of this workshop is to assemble operators, regulators and technical experts to examine the current state of natural gas storage wellbore integrity, and to consider ways to reduce the possibility of future subsurface containment failures. For more information, including registration and instructions on how to submit an abstract, visit: This workshop will not be webcast.

Immediately following the DOE workshop, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will conduct their Workshop on Underground Natural Gas Storage Safety at the same location on July 14. This workshop will bring stakeholders, including federal and state agencies, industry and interested members of the public together to participate in shaping a future of 49 CFR 192 safety regulations for underground natural gas storage. If you are unable to attend in person, this workshop will be webcast live. Meeting information and registration can be found on PHMSA’s meeting website.