Environmental and Air Quality Director, Western Midstream
Jennifer has always been interested in keeping our air clean, even at a young age.
After earning a degree in Meteorology with a focus on Air Pollution – one of the few females in her graduating class – she got her feet wet with the coal mining industry before spending most of her career in the production and midstream sectors in the oil and gas industry.
In her decade of experience in Colorado advocacy, Jennifer was an integral subject matter expert as the state of Colorado was developing its first-ever methane regulations.
Now, with 20 years in the air quality world under her belt, she’s focused on helping Western Midstream (WES) advance energy through further reducing its emissions footprint across its portfolio of assets while also working together with regulatory agencies on smart policy. She also sits on WES’s social investment focus group in the Denver office, which oversees and coordinates area volunteer opportunities.
Andrew O. Parker, Ph.D.
EVP - Hydrocarbons and Sustainability, SPL
Andrew leads GPA Midstream’s Emissions Committee, which provides guidance on the measurement, quantification and abatement of greenhouse gases and associated environmental impacts from midstream facilities.
With a graduate degree focused on climate change, Andrew puts his passion to work when advocating for the importance of the oil and natural gas industry in the energy transition. He is also the host of the Energy Strong Podcast, which discusses energy policy and environmental, social and governance innovations with experts in the field.
“The oil and gas industry is a group of professionals that are dedicated to providing the world with affordable energy in the most environmentally friendly way possible. This industry is part of the solution to a low carbon future.”
Measurement Manager, Targa Resources Corp.
With 30 years of experience in the energy industry, Eric is a passionate innovator who measures, tracks and regulates flare emissions. One of his many impressive accomplishments includes developing logic in Targa's facility control system at Mont Belvieu to monitor flare emissions and immediately alert personnel when the permit limits are reached. This helps operations act quickly to mitigate flaring events.
Eric has played a direct role in a cleaner energy future by being part of the team that developed a new standard operating procedure that limits the amount of greenhouse gases released when measurement equipment is tested for accuracy.
He advocates for proper flare measurement and pushes the industry to invest more in calibrating flare meters so we can accurately understand what’s emitted.