Colette Breshears

Product Manager, Natural Gas
 
Colette Breshears

In my role here, I oversee our Infrastructure Intelligence products and keep an eye on project timelines, construction status, and regulatory approvals, all of which impact natural gas movement across North America. I diversified our surveillance and introduced aerial flyovers for assessing not only project status, but also potential root causes of infrastructure failures, which may also give us an edge in monitoring recently completed projects that may be at risk. 

I am currently tracking the construction progress of Columbia Gas' Mountaineer XPress pipeline, a key transportation highway for much-needed natural gas supply in the US, and am closely monitoring the buildout of pipelines in the Permian. Solving the Permian infrastructure question is and will continue to be a huge challenge, but I love to find new ways to use existing data to build out views on these massive projects - whether it means combing through hundreds of documents or sending a plane aloft for reconnaissance imagery.

I'm an academically trained geologist and prior to joining the natural gas team here, worked with the U.S. Forest Service conducting climate change research through stream temperature data analysis. I have a BS in Geology from Pacific Lutheran University and a MS in Earth Science from Boise State University.