Gas-Focused Events


MEA natural gas operations focused event agendas are selected and facilitated by committees of energy operations pros to ensure you receive “real”, pertinent, topical, and informative content. If you are interested in any of the following training or technical workshops, please see our Events Calendar for appropriate times and locations.

Construction Inspector Training


At the end of the 2.5 day session you will be able to identify the responsibilities of a pipeline construction inspector, inform a contractor of any work that is not being executed in accordance with your company’s specifications, Federal, State and local requirements, and prepare for the final inspection of the area. The hands-on class covers API 1169 and includes tapping & stopping, fusion, welding and mechanical joining.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for this class.

Sessions are offered twice each year.
Contact Sandy Driscoll at (651) 289-9600 x119 if you have any questions.

Gas Operations Technical & Leadership Summit


MEA has been offering best-in-class gas operations training since 1923. 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.

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Gas Ops Forum


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

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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. The boot camp is a basic introduction to the gas distribution business.

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Train the Evaluator


The Train the Evaluator 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.

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