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19th Pacific Gas Insiders (PGI) 2019

Event Overview

Early Bird discounts available to clients and non-clients

An industry leading annual two-day forum for gas executives to assess options for buillding successful strategies for investment in LNG, pipelines, downstream natural gas, and power markets.

PGI 2019 will provide the opportunity to discuss key topics surrounding the ever changing gas and LNG business. Major developments in new and existing markets for natural gas in Asia will be covered. The impact of new LNG supplies from both the US and Australia on trade flows will be discussed. Recent trends in LNG pricing and contract terms will be reviewed. All this will be in the context of the global market as LNG transitions from a regional to a global business.

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Reasons to attend PGI 2019

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 gas/LNG markets.
  • Understand how the trading relationship between Asia and the Middle East is changing.
  • Engage with FGE's team of regional natural gas and LNG 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 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

LNG in 2019—Supply Surges, Prompt Prices Crash

  • Supply surging as projects in the US and Australia ramp up; demand weak in the key Asian market.
  • Significant decoupling of long-term and spot LNG price.
  • Record amount of Final Investment Decisions (FIDs) in 2019?

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 3

Round table Session—Long-Term Implications from Shifting Market Dynamics

  • This session will be based on hot topics and questions that will be gathered from attendees. 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? What has changed with buyers' and sellers' perceptions?

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 4

China's Gas Market and LNG Imports

  • China’s gas market liberalization: Progress and impact on the Chinese LNG industry.
  • The rise of emerging Chinese LNG players.
  • China’s increasing pipeline gas imports in the early to mid-2020s: What’s the impact on LNG demand growth?

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 5

LNG Supply—Key Challenges Ahead

  • Short-term supply outlook: What does the supply picture look like for projects currently operating and under construction?
  • Long-term supply outlook: How much new supply is needed from pre-FID projects, and how much can we expect?
  • Changes to the FID process: Impact of broader LNG market trends on the development of new LNG supply projects.
  • Innovations in LNG supply: How are project sponsors managing counterparties in a changing market environment?

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 6

Established Asian Markets for LNG—Japan, Korea, and Taiwan

  • 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.

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 7

New Asian LNG Markets

  • Current situation of key new markets and the potential for emerging markets to solve the “Chicken and Egg” problem.
  • Key drivers affecting LNG demand in emerging markets: future domestic gas production and potential for fuel-switching.
  • LNG-to-power projects—how successful have they been so far?
  • LNG import plans in emerging markets: Who can buy LNG, how much, and how soon? What should suppliers note?

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 8

India's Gas/LNG Demand Looks Set to Surge, But What Will Drive it?

  • Overview of India’s gas market.
  • HELP is on the way! How will domestic output change through the mid- and long-term?
  • What will allow India’s LNG demand to take off? Understanding fuel switching, infrastructural constraints, and India’s fragmented environmental policies.
  • What is the current status of receiving, regasification, and pipeline projects in India? What changes can be expected through the mid- term?

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 9

LNG Outside of Asia

  • Global LNG surplus; How much LNG supply will arrive in Europe? How will LNG be absorbed in Europe?
  • How will renewables and unconventional gas supply have an impact on the Middle East’s LNG supply/demand balance?
  • North America’s transformation from an LNG import to an export region. How much LNG will be needed in Latin America?

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 10

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?
  • How will the short-term LNG market evolve through the market cycles?

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 11

LNG Shipping, Floating Regasification and Liquefaction

  • How have spot/short-term charter rates 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?
  • How many more floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) 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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Managing Director, Global Gas/LNG Team
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