Aug 23-24 , 2016
Columbus, Ohio

Why POWER-GEN Natural Gas?

POWER Engineering and the Oil & Gas Journal introduce POWER-GEN Natural Gas, an annual conference and exhibition targeting gas-fired generation related to the development of natural gas reserves in the Marcellus and Utica shales of the Appalachian Basin. 

Participate in this event and join some of the top names in the energy industry to discuss the issues surrounding technology, operation, construction and maintenance of gas-fired power and production from unconventional hydrocarbon resources.  POWER-GEN Natural Gas will offer insight into a rapidly evolving environment where discussion now centers on the growth of US production and probability of North American energy independence.

POWER-GEN Natural Gas is supported by the industry experts at Oil & Gas Journal,Unconventional Oil & Gas Report and Power Engineering, and Industrial WaterWorld as well as its parent company,as well as its parent company, PennWell Corporation. For more than 100 years, these publications have collectively delivered timely news and expert, in-depth technical information on the global energy industry.

The Facts

When compared to other energy sources used in power generation, NATURAL GAS reduces emissions:

  • CO2 by 50%
  • NOx by 67%
  • SO2 by 99%

“What the power sector needs are long-lived assets that can be managed and maintained effectively.”– Revis James, EPRI


By 2038, gas-fired combined cycle power plants will account for 50.5% of US power production, up from 25 percent in 2014.

In 2040, the EIA projected the gas share of the nationwide power-fuel market will be 35%.


Unconventional plays across the Appalachian region are leading to unprecedented resource abundance for the US consumer, increasing global importance.


Experts predict the Marcellus and Utica Shale could rank as the biggest natural gas and natural gas liquids fields in the world.