Understand the factors that sustain the price of natural gas in the upstream and every facet of the downstream, including pipelines, utilities, regulators and consumers in North America.
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At A Glance
|Industry Segment||Natural Gas|
|Competency Path||Certified Energy Professional, Certified Energy Trading Professional, Natural Gas|
What You Will Learn
Some of the areas the course will focus on are:
- Upstream economics for the natural gas producer (NG value chain, ROI, taxes, capital expenditures).
- Natural gas processing operations and transportation (midstream gas sector, treatment stages, natural gas liquids, safety and disposal issues, pipelines, regulations, utility pricing).
- Economics of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG value chain, project Capex & Opex, LNG pricing mechanisms, evolving trends – exports / projects).
- Wholesale economics from the seller’s perspective (market participants and perspectives, financial market influences, price mitigation and volume excursions, seller options).
- Wholesale economics from the buyer’s perspective (buyer decisions, market players, analysis of supply offers, risk control, budget and market optimization).
- Trade and hedge economics (futures, options, over-the-counter markets, technical analysis, forecasting).
- Gas storage economics (storage facilities, contango / carry forward opportunities, demand drivers).
- State of the energy complex (demand supply trends, geopolitical change from unconventional success – shale resources, oil vs. gas market comparison and direction).
Who Should Attend
- Major Oil and Natural Gas Independent:
- Supply and distribution personnel
- Exchange personnel
- Risk managers
- Wholesale and commercial managers
- Gas storage owners and operators
- Wholesale Marketing Companies
- Energy supply managers
- Pipeline companies that market natural gas
- Compressed Natural Gas marketers
- Every level of the trading community, both physical and financial
- Large consumers with pipeline rights and ability to store gas
- Large buyers of LNG
- Utilities with end-users likely to change from coal as power plant fuel
- Government agencies and regulators – Federal – State – Municipal
- Lenders to the natural gas industry
- Futures and OTC brokers
- Media companies
- Natural gas reporters
- Natural gas analysts