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Argus North American Natural Gas Markets

Houston's Leading Natural Gas Conference!


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The 2018 Argus North American Natural Gas Conference returns to Houston, May 21 - 23! Join 200 of your peers from across the natural gas supply chain for networking and insight on the changing dynamics of North America's natural gas market! Qualified gas buyers attend for free! Learn more. 

 Register by April 27th to save $200!

NEW - Keynote speaker:

Alan Armstrong


Alan Armstrong, President and Chief Executive Officer, Williams 



Highlighted speakers: 

 Steven Woodward
Steve Woodward
SVP, Business Development
Antero Resources 

 John Baguley
John Baguley
Chief Operating Officer
LNG Limited

 Tania Rabasa
Tania Rabasa
Head of Deal Structuring
CFEnergía

 Geoff Street
Geoff Street
Director de Comercialización
Tenaska Gas de México

 Timothy Sherwood
Tim Sherwood
Vice President Gas Supply
Southern Company Gas

 Dena Wiggins
Dena Wiggins
President and CEO
NGSA 


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Insight you will gain:


  • The future of North American natural gas supply and production outlooks for the Permian, Marcellus and Utica
  • Global LNG market trends, US exports and trading developments 
  • Mitigating political hurdles and the future of natural gas in an uncertain regulatory environment
  • Mexico's gas market - Demand from the US, trading trends and infrastructure updates
  • Gas pipeline, storage, transportation flows and North American project updates
  • Future natural gas demand from the power sector and competition with renewable sources
  • Gas demand from the petrochemical and transportation sectors
  • Blockchain technology and the potential impacts on natural gas trading

Who you will meet: 

  • Natural gas producers
  • Natural gas buyers including: Utilities, refiners, industrials and manufacturers 
  • Pipeline and infrastructure companies
  • Natural gas marketers and traders 
  • LNG market participants
  • Banks and financial institutions 

Companies who attend:

Air Liquide
Ameren Missouri
BASF
BASF Corp
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners
Braskem
Brasovan Group LLC
BTU Analytics
Calpine
Calpine Corp.
CFE Internacional/CFEnergia
CIMA Energy LTD.
Columbia Energy Exchange
Commercial Solutions Pro
Commodity Weather Group
Dow Chemical Company
Drilling Info
DuPont
Dynegy
EDF Trading
Enbridge
Energias del Caribe
Energy Deal Solutions LLC
Energy Secretariat (SENER)
Entero Corporation
EQT Energy, llc
Ernst & Young LLP
Euler Hermes
Freeport LNG
G2X Energy
IIR Energy
JBS USA Food Company
JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY
Kindle Energy / Blackstone
LINN Energy LLC
Lyondell Chemical Co.
Macquarie Energy
Magnolia LNG
MEP Solutions, LLC
Municipal Energy Resources
Muse, Stancil & Co.
NRG Energy
Oil Gas Field Trade
Oldcastle
OneOK
Pacific Summit Energy LLC
Primus Green Energy
RBAC, Inc.
Santa Fe Gas
Saudi Aramco
Schroders
Sidley Austin LLP
Southern Company Gas
Tallgrass Energy
Texas Retail Energy -Walmart
TransCanada
Walmart Stores, Inc.
WhiteBoard Advisory Partners
Williams
ZE PowerGroup Inc.




Registration Pricing - Qualified Gas Buyer:


*Subject to the approval of Argus

Qualified Natural Gas Buyers
*Find out if you qualify 
FREE
LNG Pre-Conference Workshop FREE

Registration Pricing - Standard Delegate: 

Early Registration (Now - April 27) $995
Standard Registration (April 27 - May 20) $1,195
Onsite Registration (After May 20) $1,395

 Registration Pricing - LNG/CNG Gas Buyers:


*Subject to the approval of Argus

 Early Registration (Now - April 27) $500
 Standard Registration (April 27 - May 20) $600
 Onsite Registration (After May 20) $700 

 Additional Booking Items: 

 Astros Baseball Game $65
 LNG Pre-conference Workshop
*Complimentary for qualified gas buyers
$295

Register now


Group discounts:


3rd, 4th or 5th delegate registrations receive a 50% discount off the current rate. To qualify, all registrations must be made at the same time.
6th or subsequent registrations from the same company can attend complimentary at any time leading up to the event. LNG and CNG gas buyers are not eligible for group discounts. To apply for group discounts please contact email iconusconferences@argusmedia.com 


* All qualified gas buyers and LNG and CNG discounts are subject to the approval of Argus.

For any discount or registration questions please contact us directly:

email icon usconferences@argusmedia.com

*Fees include participation in all sessions, conference luncheon/reception, coffee breaks, continental breakfast and one set of conference documentation per person. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.

Terms and Conditions


View the conference booking terms and conditions here.

Antitrust compliance reminder


Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the Argus North American Natural Gas Markets conference is to help natural gas buyers, sellers, project developers and logistics providers understand and leverage the rapidly changing dynamics of this market. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

Hotel Accommodation and Visa Application


Delegates are responsible for their hotel, travel and visa arrangements. Event room rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Disclaimer


The organizers will not accept liability for non-approval of visas, individual transport de­lays and transport disruption. In such circumstances, our normal cancellation rules and penalties apply. Where matters beyond the reasonable control of the organizers impair or prevent the organizers from being able to perform any activities relating to this event, each delegate releases the organizers from any liability, relating to such events.


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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: Global LNG Supply, Demand and US Policy Impacts 

  • Global LNG supply: How will US supply compete with supply from Qatar, Australia and other exporting countries? Will Russia continue to dominate Europe’s import market? 
  • LNG 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? 
  • US LNG policy: What political hurdles is the US LNG market currently facing? 
Speakers:
Trevor Sikorski, Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research, Energy Aspects
Mikhail Antonov,
President and Managing Director, Gazprom Marketing and Trading
Charlie Riedel,
Vice President, NGSA and Executive Director, Center for LNG
15:00 - 15:30
Break 
15:30 - 17:00 Session 2: US LNG Exports, Shipping and Trading Developments

  • US LNG export infrastructure developments: What is the current state of US export infrastructure? How much export capacity will the US have in the next few years? 
  • 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? 
  • An outlook for LNG pricing and trading developments: What are the advantages of launching an LNG futures contract? How are US spot and physical forward LNG markets developing? 
Speakers:
John Baguley, Chief Operating Officer, LNG Limited
Matthew Hong, Director of Research, Power and Gas, Morningstar
Kirk Kinnear, Principal, GPD Systems, llc
 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 - 09:15 Keynote Address and Fireside Chat

Opportunities in North America’s Natural Gas Market and Gas Infrastructure Developments

Speaker: Allan Armstrong, President and Chief Executive Officer, Williams
09:15 - 10:30

Session 1: The Future of North American Gas Supply 

  • 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?

Speakers:
Matthew Hoza,
Senior Energy Analyst, BTU Analytics
Steve Woodward,
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Antero Resources

10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00

Session 2: Panel Discussion - The Future of Natural Gas in an Uncertain Regulatory Environment

  • Mitigating political hurdles: How can natural gas market participant’s best plan their business needs under political and regulatory uncertainty? 
  • 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? 
  • 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?

Speakers:
Dena Wiggins,
President and CEO, NGSA
More to be announced

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? 
  • Natural gas trading trends in the region: What gas trading trends are we currently seeing and what might we expect for the future? How is gas currently moving from the US to Mexico and what pipeline and infrastructure updates have we seen?
Speakers:
Nina Fahy, Head of North American Natural Gas, Energy Aspects
Tania Rabasa, Head of Deal Structuring, CFEnergía
Geoff Street, Director de Comercialización, Tenaska Gas de México
15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 17:00 Session 4: 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?

Speakers:
John Kingston
, Executive Editor, Freight Waves
Mike Prokop, Managing Director, Deloitte 

17:00 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? 

Speaker: David Givens, Head of Natural Gas and Power Services, North America, Argus
09:00 - 10:00

Session 5: 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? 
Speakers:
Todd White
, Director, Business Development & Transportation Services, Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company
Jeff Welch, President, NAMerico Energy Holdings LLC
More to be announced
10:00 - 10:30 Morning Break
10:30 - 11:30 Session 6: 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?
Speakers:
Tim Sherwood,
Vice President Gas Supply Operations, Southern Company Gas
More to be announced

11:30 - 12:30 Session 7: Natural Gas Demand Centers

  • Demand for petrochemical production: 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? 
Speakers:
Steve Weber,
Vice President, Petrochemical Consulting, Argus
Representative from Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
12:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks 


Confirmed Speakers
Alan Armstrong

Keynote Speaker:

Alan Armstrong
, President and Chief Executive Officer, Williams 

Alan Armstrong became president and chief executive officer of Williams in January 2011. During his tenure, Williams has expanded its reach, currently touching about 30 percent of all U.S. natural gas volumes, through gathering, processing, transportation and storage services. Armstrong also serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for Williams Partners L.P., the master limited partnership that owns most of Williams’ gas pipeline and domestic midstream assets. Prior to being named CEO, Armstrong led the Company’s North American midstream and olefins businesses through a period of growth and expansion as Senior Vice President – Midstream.

Previously, Mr. Armstrong served as Vice President of Gathering and Processing from 1999 to 2002; Vice President of Commercial Development from 1998 to 1999; Vice President of Retail Energy Services from 1997 to 1998 and Director of Commercial Operations for the company’s midstream business in the Gulf Coast region from 1995 to 1997. He joined Williams in 1986 as an engineer.
Steven Woodward
Steve Woodward
, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Antero Resources

Steven M. Woodward, Senior Vice President – Business Development – Antero Resources Mr. Woodward is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Antero Resources and has been with Antero since its inception in August 2002. Prior to Antero, from 1993 to 2002, Mr. Woodward served in various business development roles in the US and Canada for Dynegy Inc. and its predecessor companies, Natural Gas Clearinghouse and NGC Corp. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Woodward served as Manager of Business Development for Reliance Pipeline, a division of Nicor Inc. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Woodward served as a Project Development Representative for Western Gas Resources. From 1981 to 1988, Mr. Woodward served in various engineering roles with ARCO Oil & Gas Company, a division of Atlantic Richfield. Mr. Woodward holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder. 
Geoff Street
Geoff Street
, Director de Comercialización, Tenaska Gas de México 

As Director of Marketing for Tenaska Gas de Mexíco, an affiliate of Tenaska Marketing Ventures (TMV), Geoff Street manages all business development and origination activities for natural gas marketing into and within Mexico. Prior to joining Tenaska, Street was involved in various trading and marketing roles for Hunt Oil Company, Hunt Electric Power Marketing and Iberdrola Renewables. He has more than 13 years of experience in the natural gas industry including eight in Mexico energy. Street is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mathematics and Economics.
Dena Wiggins
Dena Wiggins
, President and CEO, NGSA

Dena E. Wiggins is President and CEO of the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA), representing major integrated and independent natural gas producers in the U.S. She joined NGSA in 2014. As President of NGSA, Wiggins leads the association’s efforts to encourage the supply and use of natural gas. She promotes the benefits of competitive markets to ensure reliable and efficient supply, transportation and delivery of natural gas. Following NGSA’s merger with the Center for LNG (CLNG), she also steers CLNG. In 2015, Wiggins was invited to represent NGSA on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee, which advises the CFTC on preserving market integrity and competition in energy futures markets, among other issues. 

Previous to NGSA, she was a partner at the firm of Ballard Spahr and served as General Counsel to the Process Gas Consumers Group, a trade association of industrial natural gas consumers. Wiggins has over 25 years of experience representing energy clients, with a focus on federal regulatory matters including natural gas transportation and storage. She has been regularly recognized by her peers as among the top energy lawyers in Washington, D.C. and in the United States, by Chambers, The Best Lawyers in America and SuperLawyers. 
Charlie Riedle
Charlie Riedl
, Vice President, NGSA and Executive Director, Center for LNG 

Charlie Riedl is the Executive Director for the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), focused on effectively advocating on behalf of the LNG industry. As Executive Director, Riedl works with CLNG member companies, regulators, legislators and other key stakeholders to provide credible and educational information about the economic and environmental benefits of LNG. Prior to joining CLNG, Charlie worked at America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) and at a major exploration and production company in various roles focused on natural gas market development and government relations. Charlie’s experience in the natural gas industry includes regulatory, upstream production, downstream and pipeline development projects, as well as natural gas as a transportation fuel. Charlie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from The Ohio State University and lives with his wife and three daughters in Ohio.
Trevor Sikorski
Trevor Sikorski
, Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research, Energy Aspects 

Trevor Sikorski is the Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research at Energy Aspects. Trevor has been analysing European energy and environmental markets for more than 15 years, having held senior analytical research roles with Barclays Capital, Point Carbon, Global Insight and PwC. He has an in-depth understanding of the global markets for generation fuels and carbon, including their fundamentals, trading behaviours, and complex interactions. In 2010, he was named the top carbon market analyst by Environmental Finance magazine and was in Commodity Magazine’s commodities research team of the year in 2011. Trevor is frequently featured in leading media outlets, including the Financial Times, BBC News, Reuters, Bloomberg, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, and Sky News.
Mathew Hong
Matthew Hong
, Director of Research, Power and Gas, Morningstar

Mr. Hong is the Director of Research, Power and Gas at Morningstar. Prior to joining Morningstar in 2017, he held several roles in consulting, trading and analytics at Cargill. His most relevant experience includes coal trading, power analytics, power and gas corporate strategy, and trading technology. Mr. Hong has more than 10 years of experience in the energy industry. Hong holds a bachelor’s degree in international business and marketing from Marquette University and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. 
Nina Fahy
Nina Fahy
, Head of North American Natural Gas, Energy Aspects

Nina Fahy is the Head of North American Natural Gas at Energy Aspects. Her work at Energy Aspects centres on enhancing the fundamentals analysis of the U.S., Canadian and Mexican markets. Prior to joining Energy Aspects, Nina worked as a Senior Director and Head of Research Operations at PIRA Energy Group. Previously, she worked in the institutional investment management practice at Greenwich Associates in Greenwich, CT. Nina is a summa cum laude graduate from Tufts University with a B.A. degree in political science and Russian and East European studies. She also holds a M.S. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. 
Matthew Hoza
Matthew Hoza
, Senior Energy Analyst, BTU Analytics

Matthew Hoza is a Senior Energy Analyst for BTU Analytics, LLC, focused on the US natural gas market. In this role, he oversees much of BTU Analytics’ natural gas supply and demand outlook, as well as leading the publication of the Henry Hub Outlook and Long-Term Gas Outlook. Prior to joining BTU Analytics, he was managing international development projects in Sierra Leone, West Africa with the United States Peace Corps. He holds a M.S. in Finance from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester and B.S. in Physics from Florida State University. 
John Baguley
John Baguley
, Chief Operating Officer, LNG Limited

John Baguley joined LNG Limited (LNGL) in 2014 as the Magnolia LNG (MLNG) LLC Chief Operating Officer based in Houston, Texas. In November 2015 he was named as Chief Technical Officer for LNGL in addition to his ongoing role as MLNG COO; and in June 2017 he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for LNGL. Mr Baguley brings over 30 years of experience in the successful delivery of front-end engineering and design and EPC services for major LNG plants and projects worldwide, including serving as a Project Director, Project Manager and Engineering Manager for some of the world’s most challenging facility locations. Prior to joining LNGL he was employed by KBR, where in addition to his project roles he held the positions of Vice President – LNG Development and Vice President - Project Management for Gas Monetization. He provides LNGL with a proven record of bringing innovative projects and concepts into operation. Mr Baguley holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.. 
Kirk Kinnear
Kirk Kinnear
, Principal, GPD Systems, llc

Kirk Kinnear’s extensive career in the energy industry includes a successful track record buying and selling physical and derivative commodities at leading trading houses and banks including Phibro, Sempra, Hetco and JP Morgan. Most recently he served as Vice President, Commodity Research and Hedging at Continental Resources, Inc. Mr. Kinnear is also the founder of GPD Systems, an intellectual property and consulting company committed to developing innovative futures contracts for commodities, such as LNG, which load on large ocean-going vessels. The patented GPD systems and methods enable the creation of global futures benchmarks, designed to meet the diverse needs of commercials and non-commercial market participants from around the world. Kirk earned his MBA from Rockhurst University and his BA in Economics and Business Administration from Wartburg College, where he serves on the Board of Regents and chairs the Investment Subcommittee. 
Tania Rabasa
Tania Rabasa Kovacs
, Head of Deal Structuring, CFEnergía

Tania Rabasa Kovacs has a degree in Economics, Politics and Philosphy from York University. She pursued studies in economics at the American University of Paris and of social and political sciences at the Institut des Sciences & Techniques Humaines in Paris. She has worked in the public sector in Mexico and abroad (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Commission for Human Rights in Mexico, Federal Institute of Access to Public Information, National Foundation for Educational Research), as well as in the private sector (Foundation “Este Pais”). She was consulting partner at Solana Consultores, Chief of Staff of an Independent Board Member of PEMEX, and advisor to PEMEX Chief Financial Officer. After leaving PEMEX, she moved to Mexico´s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) where she was Head of New Business Structures. Current, she is Head of Deal Structuring at CFEnergia, which is CFE´s marketing and trading entity. She is member of the board of the Javier Barros Sierra Foundation, the Centro Tepoztlán Víctor Urquídi and associate of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations. Tania has published articles in specialized media as well as in national newspapers, among them, The New Regionalism and Globalization: Exclusive or Complimentary Phenomena, A Better Life…in Mexico, Mexican Oil Booms: fugitive events, and The Thousand and One Strategies. She is fluent in several languages that include Spanish, English, French and German.  
Timothy Sherwood
Tim Sherwood
, Vice President, Gas Supply, Southern Company Gas

Tim Sherwood was named vice president, Gas Supply Operations for Southern Company Gas (formerly AGL Resources) in December 2011. He is responsible for interstate capacity planning, gas supply acquisition, gas control operations and forecasting as well as customer transportation program management for Southern Company Gas' utilities: Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas, Elizabethtown Gas, Elkton Gas, Florida City Gas, Nicor Gas and Virginia Natural Gas. With 4.5 million utility customers, Southern Company Gas is the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States by customer count. Sherwood joined Southern Company Gas in 2005 as managing director, Gas Supply and Capacity Planning. In that position he oversaw all aspects of capacity management for the company's retail natural gas customers in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee and Virginia.

With more than 25 years of experience in the utility industry, Sherwood was director, Energy Acquisition for Washington Gas Light Company prior to joining Southern Company Gas. He has also held various management positions with Ameren Illinois Power, including administrator of Federal Regulatory Matters, supervisor of Gas Supply and manager of Electric Arrangements.

Sherwood represents Southern Company Gas as a Wholesale Gas Quadrant Board Member to the North American Energy Standards Board and as a member of the Gas Supply Marketing Committee of the Southern Gas Association. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Illinois State University and continued professional development at Columbia Southern University. He and his wife and two children live in Georgia.  
Steve Weber
Steve Webber
, Vice President, Petrochemical Consulting, Argus

Steve Weber, Vice President, Petrochemical Consulting, Argus. Steve Weber is Vice President of Petrochemical Consulting for Argus. Steve began his career with Fina in 1979 as a Process Engineer and had various other assignments in the 1980s in the Economics and Planning and Marine Transportation Groups for Fina in Dallas. In 1989, he moved to the Port Arthur refinery and later became Operations Manager at the site. Steve was named Plant Manager of the Fina/GE Joint Venture Styrene Plant (Cosmar) in 1995 and Refinery Manager at the Big Spring Texas refinery in 1998. In 2000, he returned to Louisiana to manage both the Styrene JV and the Total Petrochemicals Polystyrene Operation. Steve was named Senior Manager of Aromatics for Total in 2005, relocating to Houston.

Steve joined DeWitt & Company Inc. in 2011 after spending two years with Solomon Associates in the refining and petrochemical consulting area. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA. Steve is responsible for single client studies for refining and petrochemicals in the Americas. 
David Givvens, Head of Gas and Power Services, NA, Argus
David Givens
, Head of Natural Gas and Power Services, Argus

David Givens is head of gas and power services for north america, for argus media, a london-based company that is a leading provider of pricing information, business intelligence and market data on the global coal, electricity, oil, gas, emissions and transportation industries. David currently works with a group of argus executives to encourage the industry to index to the prices in natural gas americas. He also keeps our power indexes and editorial coverage of the gas industry in north america on track.

He joined argus in june of this 2009 after spending three and a half years at hart energy publishing as group publisher for newsletters. He has also been vice president of market information at io energy, now snl energy. David was senior electricity correspondent at the wire service bridgenews. For most of the 1990s, he worked at gas daily and megawatt daily, becoming managing editor for price surveys. He has written a book about hedging in natural gas markets and edited a book on biofuels, is a frequent speaker on energy topics.


2018 Sponsor

Morningstar
Morningstar is a leading provider of high-quality market data, independent research and analytical products. Our clients include some of the world’s largest energy concerns, utilities, hedge funds, mutual funds and banks. 

We offer a data management solution that gathers and distributes over 3,500 feeds in the power, oil, gas, commodities, equities, futures and weather markets and delivers them to data management systems for historical analysis, risk management and forecasting.

For more information, visit: www.morningstarcommodity.com/


Drillinginfo
MarketView by Drillinginfo aggregates mission-critical, real-time, historical and internal proprietary market data into a single platform for use enterprise-wide. MarketView provides both front and back office solutions and offers one of the only SaaS-based solutions in the market. DataGenic provides on-premise and in-cloud Smart Commodity Data Management software and CurveBuilder solution. Together they offer the most comprehensive end-to-end enterprise data management system and decision analytics platform on the market. Customers range from small proprietary trading shops to the largest energy and commodity trading companies in the world. Customers include global power, gas, oil, soft commodities, metals, agriculture, and petrochemicals companies.

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Allegro

Allegro is a leading provider of commodity trading and risk management software, serving companies who buy, sell, produce or consume commodities. With more than 30 years of deep industry expertise, Allegro provides intelligence and decision-making capabilities, from the source of the commodity, through transportation, to the commodity consumer.The Allegro software platform enables customers to handle their physical and financial positions and to optimize their assets and portfolios using tools that quantify and manage commodity risk. Allegro is headquartered in Dallas and has offices in London, Singapore, Houston, Jakarta, Calgary, Dubai and Zurich, along with a global network of partners..

For more information, visit: www.allegrodev.com


The Argus North American Natural Gas Markets conference is the leading gathering place of natural gas buyers and sellers.


If you are interested in getting infront of senior level decision makers from across the entire natural gas sector contact us today to learn how we can customize a sponsorship package to meet your unqiue business needs.
email icon sponsorship@argusmedia.com 

Reasons delegates attend:


"Meeting great talent in the industry and getting the most up to date information on the state of the industry and good thought provoking ideas."

"Good presentations and diverse, relevant material. Topics were relevant to most gas participants."

"Hearing various perspectives on current topics and great networking!"

"Broad approach to the market."

"Great presentations and networking."

"Networking and speaking directly with industry participants."

"Gain overall market knowledge and trends."

Drillinginfo
MarketView by Drillinginfo aggregates mission-critical, real-time, historical and internal proprietary market data into a single platform for use enterprise-wide. MarketView provides both front and back office solutions and offers one of the only SaaS-based solutions in the market. DataGenic provides on-premise and in-cloud Smart Commodity Data Management software and CurveBuilder solution. Together they offer the most comprehensive end-to-end enterprise data management system and decision analytics platform on the market. Customers range from small proprietary trading shops to the largest energy and commodity trading companies in the world. Customers include global power, gas, oil, soft commodities, metals, agriculture, and petrochemicals companies.

For more information, visit: www.drillinginfo.com
Drillinginfo
MarketView by Drillinginfo aggregates mission-critical, real-time, historical and internal proprietary market data into a single platform for use enterprise-wide. MarketView provides both front and back office solutions and offers one of the only SaaS-based solutions in the market. DataGenic provides on-premise and in-cloud Smart Commodity Data Management software and CurveBuilder solution. Together they offer the most comprehensive end-to-end enterprise data management system and decision analytics platform on the market. Customers range from small proprietary trading shops to the largest energy and commodity trading companies in the world. Customers include global power, gas, oil, soft commodities, metals, agriculture, and petrochemicals companies.

For more information, visit: www.drillinginfo.com


Join delegates for a night at the ballpark to watch the 2017 World Series Champions,
the Houston Astros vs. the San Francisco Giants


Minute Maid Park

Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:10 PM

Tickets $65

Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002

We will have transportation departing the Hilton Post Oak hotel at 5:30 PM






Hilton Post Oak Hotel

Hilton Houston Post Oak 

2001 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056

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 Online Reservations

InformationAsk for the Argus US Natural Gas Conference group rate of $189. Group block is only available until May 7, 2018. 



Criteria to Qualify as a Natural Gas Buyer: 


If you directly purchase natural gas for your organization's use, you qualify to attend the event complimentary. Each organization who qualifies is limited to three complimentary passes. 

Organizations who qualify include:

  • Utilities
  • Merchant Buyers
  • LDCs 
  • Industrial Buyers
  • Refiners 

Organizations who do not qualify include:

  • Producers
  • Consultants
  • Traders
  • Marketers
  • Pipeline and infrastructure companies
  • Government 
  • Retailers 
  • Technology and service companies 

LNG and CNG discount:

  • Representatives from LNG and CNG organizations who directly buy gas are eligible for a 50% discount off the current registration rate. 

* All qualified gas buyers and LNG and CNG discounts are subject to the approval of Argus. 


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For questions, please contact Michelle Graham: 

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