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Argus US Natural Gas Markets

Where natural gas buyers and sellers meet!  

All the 2016 presentations can be found at argusnatgas2016.eventscope.co.uk.  This will be available until August 29, 2016.



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Wednesday, 27 April 2016
16:30 - 19:00

Registration, Speed Networking Wine Tasting and Reception


Get to know your colleagues while enjoying a variety of wines during our speed networking event! Meet 50 - 75 delegates in the course of 45 minutes! A traditional cocktail reception to follow speed networking.

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Thursday, 28 April 2016
07:30 - 09:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:00 - 09:05

Opening Remarks

David Givens, Head of Natural Gas and Power Services, North America, Argus 

09:05 - 10:30 Session 1: Changing Dynamics of Natural Gas Production, Storage and Pricing

  • The future of North America’s gas and oil markets: How will market participants cope with low prices and growing demand? Where will future supplies come from? Where are new supplies going and how will it get there? 
  • An outlook for storage: A prolonged period of low gas prices has cut into the profitability of gas storage. How can operators still turn a profit and adapt to a market that is becoming insulated from seasonal price volatility? 
  • The future of natural gas pricing: Will exports to Mexico, industrial demand growth and emerging LNG exports restore volatility to natural gas prices? Are low gas prices indeed the answer to low prices? 
Speakers:
Dawn Constantin, VP Marketing and Fundamentals, BP
Jed Howard
, Director of Business Development, Spectra Energy
Art Gelber, President, Gelber Corporation
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 2: The Northeast - Pipeline Capacity, Demand Response and Supply

  • Production outlook: The Marcellus and the Utica shale have been the key drivers of US production growth. Will those areas be the sole source of new supplies? What fields will emerge to feed growing demand? Can the US still count on associated gas from oil wells? 
  • Marcellus takeaway capacity: What do bi-directional expansions on key long-haul pipelines mean for markets in the midcontinent and southeast? How will they affect price differentials?
  • Resolving the ethane issue: What role will ethane rejection play in the development of northeast infrastructure? How do low NGL prices complicate the ethane rejection issue?

Speakers:
Bernadette Johnson, Managing Partner, Ponderosa Advisors
David Givens, Head of Gas and Power Services, North America, Argus 
Craig Whitley, President and CEO, World Energy Consultants, LLC

 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and Presentation 

The Clean Power Plan: What’s happening and why it may not matter

Speaker: Gary Scoggin,
Director of Environmental Strategies, Gelber & Associates

Sponsored by Gelber & Associates 

 13:30 - 14:30

Roundtable Discussions


After lunch, engage in thought provoking, informal discussions with your peers. Each table will have a different topic of conversation. Please select your table of choice while registering for the event.

Featured discussion tables:

  • The Northeast: What is the status of different infrastructure build outs to move natural gas to various end markets and regions? 
  • The Southeast: What are the major challenges in moving supply to this region and how can we overcome them?
  • Perspectives from natural gas buyers: How are natural gas buyers overcoming infrastructure challenges? 
  • Power demand from utilities and alternate energy sources: How is natural gas competing against solar, wind and other alternative sources for power generation?
14:30 - 15:00 Presentation: An Outlook for Natural Gas Production in the Rockies

Speaker:
Brian Pieri,
Commercial Marketing Manager, LINN Energy
 15:00 - 16:00 Session 3: The Upcoming Role of the Southeast – Future Demand and Infrastructure Developments 

  • Southeast demand: What are the new demand centers? How will coal-plant retirements, low gas prices and tougher emissions standards affect this key US growth region?
  • Key infrastructure updates: How will new pipeline projects challenge gas price assumptions in the southeast? How will projects such as Sabal Trail and bi-directional capability on Texas Eastern Transmission and Transcontinental affect the way gas is bought and sold in the US southeast?
Speaker:
Jeff Avery,
Director of Natural Gas, Tennessee Valley Authority
Andrew Bradford, CEO, BTU Analytics
 16:00 - 16:15 Bus Departs for Saint Arnold Brewing Company
 16:45 - 19:00

Reception and Tour at Saint Arnold Brewing Company

2000 Lyons Ave.

Houston, TX 77020

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Friday, 29 April 2016
07:30 - 09:00 Continental Breakfast
09:00 - 09:30
Fireside Chat: Exports to Mexico

How will growing demand in Mexico affect gas prices in Texas? Will Mexico’s sweeping energy reform boost indigenous supplies, creating more competition for US gas, or will US become a long-term gas source for demand growth in Mexico?

Speaker:
Beatriz Maney,
Managing Director, OFS Capital LLC
09:30 - 10:30
Session 5: Monetizing Natural Gas - Unconventional Demand Sectors

  • Future petrochemical capacity: Will new petrochemical and methanol demand have an impact on local markets? How much new petrochemical and methanol capacity is projected to come online in the next few years? What projects are moving forward and which are being delayed?
  • The impact of ammonia projects and fertilizer plants: How much new, US ammonia and fertilizer plant capacity will utilize domestic natural gas? How will natural gas compete with LPG and naphtha for future feedstocks? 

Speakers:
Steve Weber, Vice President, Petrochemicals, Argus DeWitt
Marty Melchi, Director, Raw Materials Procurement, CF Industries

10:30 - 11:00  Morning Break
11:00 - 12:00 Session 6: An Outlook for LNG Export Trends and Terminal Developments

  • LNG exports and global competition: How will US LNG exports compete for a share of the global market? What do low oil prices mean for future North American supply projects? 
  • The future of US LNG export terminals: What do the recent project developments mean for the future of US exports? Where do Canadian and Alaskan LNG fit in the new LNG supply picture?
Speakers:
Nicholas Potter, Vice President Commodities- Natural Gas and LNG, Barclays Investment Bank
Corey Grindal, Vice President Supply and Marketing, Cheniere Energy
12:00 - 12:30  Break and Working Lunch
12:30 - 13:00 Presentation: Gas / Electric Harmonization in Order 809

In this presentation we will review the directive of the FERC Order for gas and electrics, the actions the industry has taken so far, and discuss some of the possible outcomes. This order could impact all industry participants in good ways and bad, depending on which way the decisions go. We will discuss how you can be part of those decisions through several venues.

Speaker: Sylvia Munson, Independent Energy Industry Consultant
13:00 - 14:00 Closing Panel: Structural Changes in the Power Market and the Impact on Natural Gas Demand

  • Gas demand growth for power generation: Are the high levels of coal-to-gas switching evident during the past two years here to stay? How can producers and infrastructure companies address the needs of a power sector that is relying more heavily on gas?
  • The evolving role of gas in the power sector: How do power generators defray the risk associated with a gas-dominated fleet of plants? What opportunities exist outside of traditional price hedges? How are utilities investing in the gas value chain?
  • How will evolving demand for wind and solar power affect gas usage? 
Panelists:
Ken Yagelski,
Managing Director Gas Supply, AGL Resources
Craig Adams,
Director, Gas Supply and Marketing, Calpine Corporation
Joe McCallister
, Director Natural Gas, Oil and Emissions, Duke Energy
14:00 Closing Remarks

David Givens
, Head of Natural Gas and Power Services, North America, Argus

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2016 Speakers
Dawn Constantin, VP Marketing and Fundamentals, BP
Corey Grindal, Vice President Supply and Marketing, Cheniere Energy
Jed Howard, Director of Business Development, Spectra Energy
Ken Yagelski, Managing Director Gas Supply, AGL Resources
Craig Whitley, President and CEO, World Energy Consultants, LLC
Nicholas Potter, Vice President Commodities- Natural Gas/LNG, Barclays Investment Bank
Brian Pieri, Commercial Marketing Manager, LINN Energy, LLC
Beatriz Maney, Managing Director, OFS Capital, LLC
Marty Melchi, Director, Raw Materials Procurement, CF Industries
Bernadette Johnson, Managing Partner , Ponderosa Advisors
Art Gelber, President, Gelber Corporation
Joe McCallister, Director Natural Gas, Oil and Emissions, Duke Energy
Craig Adams, Director of Gas Supply, Calpine Corporation
Andrew Bradford, CEO, BTU Analytics
Jeff Avery, Director, Natural Gas, TVA
Sylvia Munson, Independent Energy Industry Consultant
Gary Scoggin, Director of Environmental Strategies, Gelber & Associates
David Givens, Head of Gas and Power Services, North America, Argus
Steve Weber, Vice President Petrochemical Consulting, Argus DeWitt

  



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Opening Night Speed Networking Event

  

Argus Event Networking

Join your peers in kicking-off the 2016 conference with our speed networking event! Get to know your colleagues while enjoying a variety of wines as you rotate through different tables. Meet 50 - 75 delegates in the course of 45 minutes! A traditional cocktail reception to follow speed networking.

Date: Wednesday, April 27th

Time: 4:30 PM - 7.00 PM 

Location: Royal Sonesta Houston Hotel



Lunch and Roundtable Discussion 


After lunch on Thursday, April 28th,  engage in thought provoking, informal discussions with your peers. Each table will have a different topic of conversation. Please select your table of choice while registering for the event.


Featured discussion tables:

The Northeast: What is the status of different infrastructure build outs to move natural gas to various end markets and regions?
The Southeast: What are the major challenges in moving supply to this region and how can we overcome them?
The Midcontinent: What is the future of Midcontinent production? 
Perspectives from natural gas buyers: How are natural gas buyers overcoming infrastructure challenges? 
Power demand from utilities and alternate energy sources: How is natural gas competing with alternative sources for power generation?


Saint Arnold Brewing Company Reception and Tour 

 
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Join your peers for a night of networking at Saint Arnold Brewing Company! Explore Texas' oldest craft brewery with a guided tour and try out Saint Arnold's seasonal brews and classic favorites. Closed toe shoes are required for those planning on participating on the tour. 


Date: Thursday, April 28

Saint Arnold Investor Pub
Time: 4:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: 2000 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX 77020

Transportation: Complimentary transportation to the brewery will depart the hotel at 4:15 PM after Thursday's last session and will return to the hotel at the end of the reception. 


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2016 sponsors

IIR
IIR Energy’s NatGas Live provides accurate, reliable and timely fundamental market data for the North American natural gas markets to NYMEX traders, basis traders and analysts. Key comprehensive coverage of market details and drivers ensures participants have the most complete market understanding available.


In today’s uncertain world of abundant natural gas supply and market volatility, IIR Energy helps ease your daily routine by synthesizing, distilling and contextualizing the endless market data fundamentals. This data is then combined with IIR’s unique phone-verified market research and methodology, allowing views of the natural gas markets that are easy to manage and interpret.
Being able to engage in better, clearer and faster decision-making allows users to better monetize their positions in the market with confidence.

IIR utilizes empirical data to connect all the disparate dots to paint the complete picture of natural gas markets, with continuous dynamic updates as events and operations change. NatGas Live is the means to partake in an expanded Market Intelligence conversation, driven by your questions and requests for customized reports.

Historic, current, and future views support all fundamental analytics for cash and term positions.

NatGas Live provides high-level summaries of natural gas flows, production, supply and demand, as well as granular information on the status of all midstream, power generation and industrial infrastructure.

IIR Energy brings together comprehensive real-time information on:

  • Pipeline Flows
  • Production
  • Drilling
  • Processing
  • Transmission
  • Storage
  • Power Burn
  • Industrial Demand
A cutting-edge data aggregation service uses a highly functional user interface already familiar to analysts to allow them a simple, speedy way to evaluate tremendous amounts of relevant data.

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Energy Commodity  Risk Management  +  Trading Advisory

Gelber & Associates utilizes its understanding of market fundamentals, dynamic price forecasting techniques, and knowledge gained through daily involvement with trading floors and over-the-counter markets, to develop risk management and trading advice. The firm offers its services to clients as standardized products or as customized solutions developed to meet unique client needs. Gelber & Associates was established by Arthur Gelber in 1990 concurrent with the introduction of the NYMEX natural gas futures contract in the United States. We have since expanded into power, crude oil, oil products, regulatory compliance and technology solutions.

Gelber’s client list includes international industrials, commercial real estate companies, merchant power generators, natural gas distribution companies, electric utilities, public utility commissions, and educational institutions. Gelber’s philosophy is to sit on the client’s side of the table, drawing on a unique combination of risk assessment, trading acumen, and market access to create and deliver effective energy solutions.

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Saint Arnold Brewing Company Tour and Reception

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Date: Thursday, April 28th

Time: 4:45 PM - 7:00 PM


Speed Networking and Wine Tasting


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Date: Wednesday, April 27th

Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Lunch and Roundtable Discussion



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