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Monday, May 21: Pre-conference Day & LNG Workshop
13:00 - 13:30 Registration
13:30 - 17:00  LNG Pre-Conference Workshop:

*An additional $295 fee applies
13:30 - 15:00 Session 1: LNG Supply, Export Infrastructure and Shipping

  • Rebalancing the LNG supply situation and global competition: Will there be enough demand to rebalance the supply situation? How will US supply compete with supply from Qatar, Australia and other exporting countries? Will Russia continue to dominate Europe’s import market? 
  • LNG export infrastructure and capacity: What is the status of various export projects and terminals in North America? Will we eventually have more export capacity than we need? 
  • Global LNG shipping and storage trends: What impact will FSRUs and floating storage have on the market and what benefits does this provide over traditional methods? Are there enough vessels available to move LNG? What trends might we see in shipping rates? 
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00 Session 2: LNG Pricing Trends, Demand Sectors and Policy Impacts

  • An outlook for pricing and LNG trading developments: How are US LNG contracts changing? What might this mean for global LNG pricing? 
  • LNG exports and increasing demand sectors: Will Asia-Pacific continue to be the largest LNG importer? How much LNG demand will come from power generation, bunkering and transportation markets? 
  • LNG policy impacts and competing fuel sources: How might US policy shape LNG’s future? What other renewable sources might compete with gas in the global market? 
 17:00 - 19:00 Opening Night Reception 

Tuesday, May 22: Day 1
07:00 - 08:30 Registration and Breakfast
08:30 - 08:35 Chairman's Opening Remarks 
08:35 - 09:00 Keynote Address: Rebalancing the Gas Market

What is the future of natural gas production in North America? How can producers stay competitive in today’s environment? Will there be enough gas demand for power generation, transportation, LNG exports and exports to Mexico to clear the supply glut?
09:00 - 10:00

Session 1: Panel Discussion - The Future of Natural Gas in an Uncertain Regulatory Environment

  • Mitigating political hurdles: How can natural gas market participants best plan their business needs under political and regulatory uncertainty? 
  • The role of the states and industry in advancing natural gas: How are states taking the lead in advancing alternative and clean burning fuel sources? How are states like California, New York, Oregon and Washington moving towards a greener economy?
  • Natural gas infrastructure and pipeline permitting: What delays are infrastructure companies facing in building out new pipelines? What is FERC’s evolving role in the process?
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Session 2: North American Gas Supply and Pricing Dynamics

  • Associated gas production from the Permian: At what oil price will we see sufficient associated gas production? What infrastructure needs to be built to better move gas out of the region? 
  • Marcellus and Utica: What is the production outlook for the Marcellus and Utica? What is the status of pipeline takeaway capacity and new projects in the region?
  • Canadian supply to the US: What is the outlook for gas supplies from Canada and the status of future pipeline connectivity to the US? How are weak prices and strong supply from the region impacting market dynamics?
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Session 3: An Update on Mexico’s Market

  • Mexico’s new natural gas model: How is Mexico’s gas reform working? Who has joined Mexico’s market and what investments have been made? 
  • Demand from Mexico and the impact on US balances: What is the outlook for natural gas demand from Mexico? What industries are fueling this demand? What might increased exports to Mexico mean for the domestic market? 
  • Pipeline expansions and capacity additions: How is gas currently moving from the US to Mexico? What pipeline additions are being built? 
15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:30  Session 4: Panel Discussion - Gas Demand for Power Generation

  • How is natural gas competing with solar, wind and hydro sources? Is the southeast still the largest growing demand center? 
  • Are advancing technology and efficiency gains affecting electricity demand? 
  • Do reliability issues exist with utilizing natural gas? 
16:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks 
17:00 - 17:30 Meet in Lobby for Shuttle to Astros Game

*Shuttle will depart at 5:30 PM
18:00 Astros vs. San Francisco Giants

Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford St.
Houston, TX 77002

*Tickets are $65 per person. Must reserve in advance.

Wednesday, May 23: Day 2
07:30 - 08:30 Registration and Breakfast
08:30 - 09:00 Presentation: Natural Gas Indexation

What role does Argus play in the natural gas market? 
09:00 - 10:30

Session 5: Panel Discussion - Natural Gas Pipelines, Transportation Flows and Project Updates

  • Is there enough pipeline capacity to move supply to demand regions?
  • What will future pipeline flows looks like? 
  • What is the status of various pipeline projects?
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:30 Presentation: Natural Gas Hedging and Risk Management

How are gas producers and other market participants protecting themselves against market volatility and price fluctuations? What hedging trends are we seeing amongst market participants?
11:30 - 12:30 Session 6: Natural Gas Demand Centers

  • Demand from industrials: What is the future of natural gas demand from the industrial sector? Will domestic demand for plastics continue to increase? What other industries might contribute to gas demand? 
  • Natural gas as a transportation fuel: Will we see widespread use of CNG and LNG in the transportation sector? Is LNG a realistic and efficient alternative fuel for the marine industry? 
12:30 - 13:30  Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Session 7: Panel Discussion – The Future of Blockchain in the Natural Gas Trading

  • Blockchain technology – who is developing and utilizing technology?
  • What are the applications of block chain?
  • What are the back office and mid office functions and what markets are most likely to adapt? 
  • Where have we seen blockchain applied and what can be learned?
  • What is next for blockchain developments and what might this mean for the industry?
15:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks 

Join delegates for a night at the ballpark to watch the 2017 World Series Champions, the Houston Astros vs. the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:10 PM! 

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