Gas Operations Education

Online & In-Person


MEA education for natural gas operations includes online courses through EnergyU (our learning management system) and in-person conferences, forums, trainings, and events like the National Gas Rodeo. Operator Qualification (OQ) course content for online training and testing is consensus-based, created by more than 100 leading distribution companies. The in-person event and technical training agendas are selected and facilitated by  committees of gas operations pros to ensure you receive pertinent, topical, and informative content.

CFR 192 Natural Gas


Use these 72 training and testing courses to help your crew members meet OQ requirements under CFR part 192. Specifically designed for gas operations personnel and contractors working on natural gas distribution, transmission, and gas gathering systems.

Online

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CFR 195 Liquid Pipeline


Use these 52 training and testing courses to help your crew members meet OQ requirements under CFR part 195. Specifically designed for liquid and petroleum operations personnel and contractors working on natural transmission and gas gathering systems.

Online

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ASME B31Q


Use these 144 training and testing courses to help your crew members meet the ASME B31Q standard for qualification of personnel, published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Specifically designed for natural gas and liquids operations personnel and contractors working on pipelines.

Online

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MakeSafe


Use these training simulations to help your crew members practice the correct performance of tasks in extreme weather conditions, confined spaces, and other hazardous conditions in a safe and controlled environment.

Online

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Gas Operations Technical & Leadership Summit


This annual two-day event is attended by natural gas crews, foremen, supervisors, managers, and directors. The summit features keynotes, exhibits, pre-conference courses, and tracks on compliance, safety, measurement and control, distribution and technology, engineering and technical training.

In-person

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Gas Ops Forum


This annual spring event offers in-depth discussions with other gas industry professionals. Roundtable discussions and breakout sessions are moderated by gas industry experts who are able to provide insight and solutions to current industry issues. Areas of focus include codes and standards, measurement and controls, distribution, safety, and gas system controls.

In-person

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National Gas Rodeo


The National Gas Rodeo is a program which promotes the skills and team work of those working in the natural gas delivery industry. The team-based events build leadership and enhance company morale. We focus on safe, time-efficient performance of job skills.

In-person

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Leak Detection Training


This two-day training for service and gas technicians, mechanical engineers, pipe fitters, inspectors, and supervisors teaches the physical properties of natural gas, managing customers, and using leak detection tools.

In-person

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Measurement Excellence Training


This 2.5-day training for measurement technicians, meter shop apprentices, field and regulator maintenance crew teaches the physical properties of natural gas, tear down of turbo meters, and how to read and measure using a variety of meters.

In-person

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Construction Inspector Training


This 2.5-day training for new or existing pipeline inspectors and those who need to know about API 1169 provides general knowledge and hands-on experience needed to perform duties related to pipeline construction inspection.

In-person

 

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Natural Gas Boot Camps


MEA, in partnership with the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD), offers natural gas boot camp programs to potential new hires of gas utilities. The boot camp is a basic introduction to the gas distribution business.

Online

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Train the Evaluator


The Train the Evaluator one-day session is tailored to meet the needs of the operators of natural gas pipelines who must comply with the federally mandated operator qualification program. This training provides information on the theory of evaluation, but its strength is in providing useful information and hands-on practice for conducting credible performance evaluations.

In-person

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