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14th Middle East Gas Insiders (MGI) Briefing

Event Overview

Early Bird discounts available to clients and non-clients

The MGI Briefing is a premier briefing to help executives build successful strategies in the LNG and natural gas business. MGI will share the latest insights on key developments in the global natural gas and LNG business, and also provide an in-depth review of the Asia and Middle East markets.

The intensive two-day briefing will provide a great level of detail on regional and intra-regional gas/LNG trades and highlight key issues on how LNG/gas markets are evolving over the longer term. Participants with background of business development, corporate strategies, investment, market analysis, gas/LNG marketing and sales will benefit from this briefing.

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FGE's 14th Middle East Gas Insiders (MGI) Briefing will be taking place on April 1-2, 2020 in Bahrain, shortly after our 27th Middle East Petroleum Insiders (MPI) Briefing on March 29-30, 2020. Further information on MPI 2020 can be found by clicking on the below link.


MPI 2020


Reasons to attend MGI 2020

FGE's Insiders Briefings have been established over 29 years. Held annually in the Middle East and Singapore, the format of these briefings allow participants to learn of the key issues affecting the oil and gas markets, together with FGE's own analysis and forecasts, through interactive discussions.

  • Gain a clear understanding of the complexities that exist within the East of Suez oil and gas markets.
  • Understand how the trading relationship between Asia and the Middle East is changing.
  • Engage with FGE's team of regional experts.
  • Identify key drivers shaping future developments—where are the key sensitivities and uncertainties?
  • Recognize the key role played by the East of Suez region in shaping the future evolution of global LNG and LPG trade.
  • Network with executives from leading international companies.

This briefing will be relevant for people working in:

  • Corporate/strategic planning and government relations
  • Projects, operations and resources
  • New ventures/markets, commercial, and business development
  • Trading, shipping and chartering
  • Marketers and business development managers
  • Gas/LNG and Power Project Managers/Directors
  • Contracts and legal managers
  • Research, economics and market analysis
  • Gas and LNG
  • Negotiations and investments
  • Investment strategy
  • Economists, policy makers, corporate planners and analysts
  • Gas/LNG E&P Managers
  • Marketing and Business Development Managers

Event Agenda

Session 1

Setting the Scene—Oil & Gas/LNG Markets

Dr. Fesharaki shares his views on the key issues confronting the global oil and gas business.

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman, FGE

Session 2

Global LNG Market Outlook: Record Amount of FIDs in 2019; From Surplus to Deficit to Surplus?

  • Snapshot of the LNG market in 2019: Supply ramp up in Australia and US and strong demand in Asia. FIDs increasing but is it enough?
  • Outlook for long-term LNG supply/demand and discussion on key buyers and procurement patterns driving the global LNG market.
  • Global gas price forecasts and implications for buyers/sellers.

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 3

Round Table Session: Long Term Implications from Shifting Market Dynamics

  • Topics may include: What are the latest ‘fashions’ in East of Suez LT LNG contract terms? Fragmentation of demand vs. consolidation of supply—cyclical change or structural shift? What implications should buyers and sellers be aware of? How has US-China trade affected global LNG trade and contract negotiations? Will LNG ever become a commodity? Will price reviews become a thing of the past?

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 4

MENA Gas Market: Feast or Famine?

  • How will MENA domestic gas supply and demand grow in the future? Why is there a regional gas supply shortage? Will the gas supply shortage remain a permanent phenomenon?
  • Will renewable energies and efficiency gains slow down gas demand growth? What about price reforms?
  • Middle East domestic gas prices in the global context. What is a fair price for natural gas in the Middle East?
  • How will unconventional and sour gas supply change the Middle East gas landscape?

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 5

LNG Market Outlook in Asia: Where is the New Demand?

  • Japan: Focus on outlook for Japan’s contract renewals and status of price review negotiations as well as JERA’s procurement strategy under its new management.
  • Korea: Discussion on new government policies to encourage natural gas consumption. Outlook for gas balance, discussion on private importers’ demand outlook and LNG pricing.
  • Taiwan: Progress on Taiwan’s Independent LNG procurement and key issues to look out for as Taiwan continues on its path towards a nuclear-free homeland.
  • China: China’s gas market liberalization: Progress and impact. The rise of emerging Chinese LNG players.
  • India: What will allow India’s LNG demand to take off? Understanding fuel switching, infrastructural constraints, and India’s fragmented environmental policies.
  • New and upcoming LNG importers in Asia: Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Philippines. What are the drivers for gas/LNG demand? Who can buy LNG, and how much can they buy?
Session 6

The MENA Gas Trade Outlook

  • How does the gas supply surplus change the LNG export landscape in Egypt, the UAE and Oman?
  • Qatar’s North Field LNG Expansion: How fast will it move and what are the regional and global implications?
  • A review of intra-regional gas trade by pipeline: Will intra- regional pipeline gas supply eliminate MENA incremental LNG imports in the future? How will East Med gas impact regional LNG supply/demand?
  • The MENA LNG market perspective: Who are the existing and new LNG buyers? What is the long-term outlook for LNG imports into the region?

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 7

LNG Market Outlook in the West

  • Global LNG surplus; How will LNG be absorbed in Europe?
  • A new wave of LNG supply from the US and Africa.
  • LNG in Latin America: How will the market dynamics shift in the long term?

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 8

LNG Short-Term Trading

  • Overview of the recent trends in spot/short-term LNG trading.
  • Outlook for fundamentals and pricing: Key periods of market length/tightness and implications for flat price and spreads.
  • Portfolio strategy and optimization: What are some of the ways that sellers, buyers, and traders manage their LNG portfolio?

Speaker: T.B.C.


Session 9

LNG Shipping, Floating Regasification, and Liquefaction

  • How spot/short term charter rates have changed in recent years and what are the prospects for strengthening these charter rates?
  • Overview of the existing LNG fleet and order books. How many more LNG vessels will be needed to balance the market?
  • Floating storage and regas units (FSRUs) are the preferred option for new LNG receiving terminals, but how many more will be needed? What is the outlook for floating liquefaction?
  • IMO 2020 regulations: What are the implications for LNG bunkering?

Speaker: T.B.C.


The organizers reserve the right to alter the content and timings of the agenda.

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Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki


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Mr. Shasha Fesharaki

Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director,

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Dr. Jeff Brown


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Dr. Iman Nasseri

Managing Director of Middle East,
FGE London

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Mr Siamak Adibi

Principal Consultant & Head of Middle East Gas Team,
FGE London



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