Natural Gas Infrastructure & Markets Training- Baltimore MD, Sept 29-30, 2016

Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry, Infrastructure and Regulations and 
Natural Gas Physical & Financial Markets Courses

September 29-30, 2016 :: Baltimore, MD 

 As the speaker of EUCI's upcoming Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry, Infrastructure and Regulations and Natural Gas Physical & Financial Markets courses, I would like to personally invite you and your colleagues to attend. 

Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry, Infrastructure and Regulations Overview :: September 29, 2016

This course will present an overview to all aspects of the natural gas industry. Attendees will discuss natural gas terminology, measurements and conversions. They will review the basics of natural gas production, gathering, operations and markets. It will provide an in-depth understanding of natural gas processing plants, pipelines, storage, peak shaving plants, and local distribution companies (LDCs). The course will address important components of natural gas transportation, including: pooling, nominations, confirmations, scheduling, receipts, balancing, PDAs, OBAs, OFOs, allocations, and curtailments.

Key Takeaways:

  • Explain the natural gas value chain: upstream, midstream and downstream and terminology, measurements and conversions
  • Review the basics of natural gas production and the types of shale plays
  • Discuss natural gas gathering, operations and markets
  • Review elements of natural gas producer economics
  • Explain fungibility and gas interchangeability in U.S., Asia and Europe
  • Describe natural gas pipelines, including their parts, how they operate, and their role in a changing market
  • Evaluate natural gas storage types, operations and storage issues
  • Review Local Distribution Companies (LDCs)
  • Describe how FERC policy, major Orders and regulations have evolved into today's "Open Access" environment
  • Relate an overview of regulated rate components and rate design and new rate policies on the horizon
  • Address important components of transportation, including: Pooling, nominations, confirmations, scheduling, receipt, and balancing
  • Explain PDAs, OBAs, OFOs, allocations, and curtailments

Natural Gas Physical & Financial Markets Overview :: September 30, 2016

This course will present an overview of physical and financial natural gas markets. Attendees will review natural gas market basics, including terminology, concepts, and the mechanics of physical natural gas trading. They will discuss the role of NYMEX Natural Gas Future Contract in determining the value of physical natural gas. It will provide an in-depth understanding of gas indices, fixed price, and physical basis deals. He will address major trends on how sellers and purchasers price physical natural gas. Attendees will gain an understanding of where to find price information, what affects prices, and the role of the Natural Gas Index Publishers. They will leave the course with the ability to assess the importance of liquidity in physical natural gas markets and review considerations used to determine whether or not to hedge.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discuss an overview of physical and financial natural gas markets and their key differences
  • Explain the role of NYMEX Natural Gas Future Contract in determining the value of physical natural gas
  • Review natural gas market basics, including terminology, concepts, and the mechanics of physical natural gas trading
  • Discuss gas indices, fixed price, and physical basis deals
  • Address major trends on how sellers and purchasers price physical natural gas
  • Describe where to find price information and what affects prices
  • Assess the importance of liquidity in physical natural gas markets
  • List the major players of physical natural gas markets
  • Review considerations used to determine whether or not to hedge
  • Describe the role of FERC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, states, and other participants in regulating natural gas markets
  • Discuss where natural gas markets are headed