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September 2013 Lunch Meeting - Compressed Natural Gas

  • Friday, September 20, 2013
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Sean Patrick's Restaurant, Getzville, NY


  • For Members of NYSSPE and NSPE (Non-Chapter Members please call 716-380-0687 to obtain an account)
  • Non-Member Registration
  • Full Time Undergraduate Engineering Students (Subsidzed by Chapter)

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Erie-Niagara Chapter NYSSPE
September Meeting

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) - 1 PDH
John P. Havrilla, PE - Wendel

Friday, September 20, 2013
11:45-12:00 Registration
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Presentation

Sean Patricks Restaraunt - Banquet Hall
3480 Millersport Highway
Getzville, NY 14068


Buffet Luncheon

Chef Salad with Parmesan Peppercorn & Italian Dressings
Penne Pasta with House Red Sauce
Top Round of Beef
Oven Herb-Roasted Chicken
Green Beans Amandine
Parsley Buttered Potatoes
Warm Rolls with Butter

Members - $18.00
Non-Members - $25.00
Register & Pay Online at www.erieniagarape.org (preferred)
or 716-380-0687

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

The presentation begins by defining CNG and applicable terminology. It explores why CNG should be employed as a fueling source, why it is the best time to do so, and who could benefit from its use. It ventures into the CNG market, natural gas usage by country and state, and the economics of using CNG over diesel or gasoline. The presentation discusses key considerations for making the switch to CNG, including fleet statistics, miles traveled per year, vehicle maintenance and ownership, etc. It goes into CNG vehicles, fuel tank technologies, engines, vehicle performance, as well as fueling station options and maintenance facility regulations. The presentation finishes by discussing national standards for CNG, CNG code adaptation, and federal and state regulations that affect the use of CNG as an alternative fuel source.

John Havrilla, PE is the Director of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Services at Wendel. He is a seasoned energy executive, with a strong financial background and over 30 years of industry experience. John has vast experience in energy plant design, construction, operation and maintenance, including fossil, hydro and renewable energy facilities.

John leads the CNG business for Wendel, which provides consulting, design and construction services to public and private organizations looking to build CNG facilities for their fleets.

John has a BS in electrical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, and is a registered professional engineer in the state of New York. His hands-on experience has equipped him with extensive knowledge in wholesale and retail commodities, energy services, on-site utilities (including compressed air, chilled water and steam), performance contracting and other financial structures, and generation development.

John also has lead merger and acquisition activities for various energy companies for the past ten years, including the acquisition and divestiture of service companies and assets. Through his M&A experience, he has developed strong relationships in the financing community and has raised equity, senior debt and mezzanine debt for numerous projects. John has expertise in business planning, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, finance and accounting, back office commodity operations, and product development.

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