Natural Gas Future (Past Peak Oil)

Natural gas now provides the majority of fuel for generating U.S. electrical power, supplanting coal for the first time. Understand the increasing importance of natural gas in the energy mix both domestically and worldwide.

At A Glance

Industry Segment Natural Gas, Oil
Course Level Introductory
CPE Credits 7
DTN Credits 3
Competency Path Certified Energy Professional, Natural Gas

What You Will Learn

Some areas of review for this introductory course include:

  • Energy industry overview (comparison of crude and natural gas markets).
  • The Unconventional Revolution (laterals, fracking, environmental issues).
  • Pipeline infrastructure, operations, storage facilities and trends.
  • LNG operations, markets and major projects.
  • Trends in global resource utilization and market implications (pricing, geopolitics, power).
  • Transition Point – The Natural Gas Future (Past Peak Oil Consumption).
  • Alternative fuels evolution, economics and direction.
  • Future energy trends and power generation technology advances.

Who Should Attend

This program is ideal for companies and individuals interested in understanding how the energy sector is undergoing substantial structural changes globally. Surging US unconventional resource production is pushing the boundaries. Technology advances are securing a cleaner, greener, sustainable future so that a “fossil-fuel-free” horizon may be seen shimmering in the far distance. Companies and individuals benefiting from this program often provide services and materials which make this brighter future possible, including new entrants (the new crew):

  • Pipeline developers
  • Oil and gas personnel
  • Infrastructure developers
  • Power industry personnel
  • Petrochemical companies
  • Oil and gas service industry companies
  • Transportation and logistics providers
  • Gathering/processing companies
  • Banking companies
  • Technology providers

Any firm or person affected by or investing in the energy sector will benefit from this course, including:

  • Crude and gas marketers/traders
  • Venture capital companies
  • Federal and state regulators
  • Refinery/gas plant managers
  • Mergers and acquisitions firms
  • Lease negotiators
  • Academicians
  • Supply and distribution staff
  • Tariff managers
  • Equipment/vehicle manufacturers
  • Master Limited Partnerships
  • Jedi knights