Created May 2014

Produced for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit

Webinar description:

Learn how Wyoming, the nation’s third largest producer of natural gas, has developed a roadmap to make liquefied natural gas (LNG) a mainstream fueling option for its state’s high horsepower sectors—including mining, rail, drilling, pressure pumping, and trucking.

Learn about:

  • HHP sectors that can reduce fuel costs and emissions with LNG
  • Challenges that must be resolved to move the market forward
  • Early HHP adopters who are successfully using LNG

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead shared his commitment to fostering the growth of the natural gas industry during his HHP Summit 2013 keynote presentation. Following through on that commitment, on May 12 Governor Mead announced the release of the Wyoming LNG Roadmap—a comprehensive analysis of the feasibility, potential, costs, and benefits of using LNG in Wyoming’s high horsepower sectors.

The Wyoming LNG Roadmap was authored by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, the clean transportation and energy consulting firm that produces the HHP Summit. The report was commissioned under the leadership of Governor Mead, along with a coalition of private-sector businesses.

Speakers:

Rob Hurless
State of Wyoming

Rob Hurless was the Energy and Telecommunications Advisor to Wyoming Governor Matt Mead. He was formerly the chairman of the Wyoming Public Service Commission and publisher of the Casper-Star Tribune.  He is active in economic development in the state and in regional electric utility planning activities.  Mr. Hurless earned a B.S. in chemistry and a B.A. in history from Montana State University, an M.A. in applied economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Erik Neandross
Chief Executive Officer, 
Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

Erik Neandross is the chief executive officer of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA), North America’s leading consulting firm specializing in the market development of alternative fuel technologies in the on-road transportation and rapidly developing off-road high horsepower sectors. Mr. Neandross works with GNA’s technical, public affairs, grant, market analysis, and events & marketing teams to deliver an array of strategic planning, financial modeling, market intelligence, marketing, and expert technical assistance to the firm’s clients. He has been at the forefront of some of the nation’s largest and most innovative alternative fuel vehicle projects, working with Ryder, Frito-Lay/PepsiCo, Waste Management, UPS, Sysco Food Services, California Cartage Company, City of Los Angeles, Nestle Waters, Aramark, and many others, including several leading projects in the off-road sector. Mr. Neandross regularly advises some of the largest companies in the alternative fuel industry, as well as a variety of public sector representatives. He frequently speaks at leading alternative fuel conferences around the world. In addition to overseeing GNA’s consulting services, Mr. Neandross directs GNA’s production of two of the nation’s leading alternative fuel conferences: the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America’s largest alternative fuels and clean vehicle technologies show, and the Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit.

Jon Leonard
Senior Vice President, 
Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

Jon Leonard is senior vice president at Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA). He has more than 30 years of experience developing, demonstrating, and testing advanced-technology vehicles and alternative fuels that provide low or zero-emissions. Before joining GNA, Mr. Leonard spent 15 years as the director of TIAX’s Transportation and Energy Group, where he managed many programs to reduce mobile source emissions. He also spent nearly 10 years in the Technology Advancement Office of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, serving as AQMD’s lead technical staff for RD&D projects involving battery-electric and fuel cell technologies. Mr. Leonard began his career as manager of American Suzuki Motor Corporation’s US emissions testing laboratory. He holds a Master of Science in environmental studies from California State University, Fullerton.