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11 11, 2016

Join us in Houston on November 17

LEAP Board Members Mark Boling, Doug Maddams, and Maniksaq Baumgartner will participate in a Power Session at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s PastForward Conference on Thursday, Nov. 17. The session will take place from 4:30pm-5:00pm at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Room 362E. Join us and learn about LEAP’s innovative approach to managing cultural resources risk. Energy executives wishing to attend should contact Marion Werkheiser with your name […]

10 03, 2016

LEAP Needs 5 Minutes of Your Time

Please help LEAP by taking this very brief survey. Your response will help inform LEAP’s efforts to build a GIS-based screening tool for energy companies that will provide better information about cultural resources early in the planning process. Learn more about the screening tool here.

27 10, 2015

LEAP Speaks about Penn Pipelines and Voluntary Practices

On Wednesday, Leaders in Energy and Preservation (LEAP) will speak to Pennsylvania’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force in Harrisburg about managing cultural resources risk through our voluntary practices. In 2014, DEP reported that Pennsylvania was the second largest supplier of natural gas in the nation, producing more than 4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. As a result of this enormous growth, which is predicted to continue, Pennsylvania Governor Tom […]

12 10, 2015

API, IOGP, and IPIECA Add Cultural Heritage to Sustainability Reporting Guidelines

In September, IPIECA, API, and IOGP released their 3rd Edition of Guidance for the oil and gas industry on voluntary sustainability reporting (available here). The Guidance is a collaborative publication by three of the world’s largest oil and gas industry associations. The International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) is the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues and the lead […]

23 09, 2015

Learn about LEAP! Webinar Recording Available

On September 17, LEAP conducted a webinar entitled Voluntary Best Practices for Facility Siting and Heritage Management, hosted by the Southern Gas Association. Now you can view a recording of the webinar at your convenience here.

The webinar describes how LEAP uses a voluntary approach to work with companies involved in both conventional and unconventional oil and gas exploration and pipeline construction to develop tools that will increase the efficiency of […]

10 09, 2015

Learn About LEAP on September 17

Join us for Voluntary Best Practices for Facility Siting and Heritage Management, a webinar hosted by the Southern Gas Association on September 17 at 11am Eastern. Registration is FREE and available on SGA’s website here.

Participants will learn how LEAP uses a voluntary approach to work with companies involved in both conventional and unconventional oil and gas exploration and pipeline construction to develop tools that would increase the efficiency of […]

30 07, 2015

LEAP past the GAPP!

The Gas and Preservation Partnership (GAPP) board has changed our name to Leaders in Energy and Preservation (LEAP)! The new name reflects our commitment to engaging all sectors of the energy industry– oil and gas, pipelines, wind, solar, utilities, and more! Join us today!

27 07, 2015

Working Group Spotlight: W. Kevin Pape

LEAP applauds the leadership of W. Kevin Pape, chair of our Adoption, Implementation & Assessment Working Group. The AIA group is focusing on how LEAP’s voluntary practices are implemented and is producing a user guide for energy companies. The working group is also focused on encouraging energy companies to adopt these voluntary practices.

Le Figaro - LEAPMr. W. Kevin Pape […]

27 02, 2015

Kansas earthquakes worsen damage to century-old courthouse – State News – The Emporia Gazette

State News from The Emporia Gazette.

“Harper County officials are grappling with how to fix a century-old courthouse that already was deteriorating before a sharp increase in earthquakes began rattling south-central Kansas.”

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5 02, 2015

GAPP Receives Grant From Shell to Help Energy Industry Manage Risk to Cultural Resources


Contact: Marion F. Werkheiser, Gas and Preservation Partnership, Counsel
(703) 489-6059


Washington, DC (February 5, 2015)  – GAPP is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from Shell Exploration & Production Company, Inc. These funds will support GAPP’s efforts to develop predictive tools and voluntary best practices to avoid unintentional harm to cultural heritage […]