This event featured speakers and panels of experts on natural gas production.
Wednesday, April 28
2:00pm – Welcome & Opening Remarks
2:15pm – Gas Supply Overview
BP’s Josh McCall will kick off the conference with a recap of what we’ve recently seen in the gas supply world and how we can anticipate it to impact the year ahead. With a change in administration and the impact’s of February’s price spikes still being felt, this session will set the stage for this year’s GSC. Presented by Josh McCall of BP Energy.
3:00pm – Hedging After Uri
Together, Donnie Sharp of Huntsville Utilities and Jack Weixel of IHS Markits will take a closer look at the historic natural gas prices experienced by many in the central U.S. as a result of severe winter weather that swept through the region in February, including how it may impact public gas utilities’ future hedging strategies. Presented by Jack Weixel of IHS Markit and Donnie Sharp of Huntsville Utilities.
4:00pm – Conclude
Thursday, April 29
2:00pm – Evolving Energy Policy Under the Biden Administration
During this session, Lisa Jacobson will offer perspectives on the impacts of the new Administration and 117th Congress on the U.S. energy policy landscape. The presentation will include how recent Executive Orders, the Paris Agreement, and potential climate legislation, among other things, are anticipated to impact the energy world. This discussion will provide helpful context as attendees think more broadly about natural gas supply and markets. Presented by Lisa Jacobson of BCSE.
3:00pm – Production & Infrastructure Roundtable
Leadership from the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) will provide their perspectives on the future of natural gas production and infrastructure. This moderated roundtable will explore how the current political landscape is impacting natural gas supply issues, from permitting and certificates to methane emissions management. Presented by Robin Rorick of API.
4:00pm – Conclude
Wednesday, May 5
2:00pm – The State of Natural Gas Prepays
In this session, presenters will provide an overview of the history of prepay issuances and factors affecting savings, as well provide an overview of market conditions over the last year. Volume profile savings considerations, in addition to recent and future prepay activity will also be covered. Presented by Tyler Noble of Municipal Capital Markets Group, Inc., John Noman of Municipal Capital Markets Group, Inc., and Jim Choukas-Bradley of McCarter & English.
3:00pm – Natural Gas Pricing Indices
APGA’s General Counsel, John Gregg, will kick off this session by providing an update on the proposed changes to FERC’s pricing indices policies. Then, Mark Callahan from S&P Global Platts will discuss updates to their methodology, the liquidity of their indices, and their new approach to low methane gas. Presented by John Gregg of McCarter & English and Mark Callahan of S&P Global Platts.
4:00pm – Conclude
Thursday, May 6
2:00pm – RNG and H2 Impacts on Gas Supply
During this session, presenters will explore two alternative fuels that are anticipated to see higher distribution volumes via the traditional natural gas pipeline system in the near future: renewable natural gas (RNG) and hydrogen (H2). The presentation will include an overview of these gases, in addition to covering topics ranging from the possible cost impacts on municipal utilities to how these gases may affect pipeline integrity. Presented by Zac Littrell of Symmetry Energy, Jude Mariea of Symmetry Energy, and Kristine Wiley of GTI.
3:00pm – Managing Evolving Threats: Government and Industry Collaboration on Physical and Cyber Security Challenges
DAS Kate Marks from DOE’s CESER wraps up the conference with a look at how public-private partnerships are being leveraged to manage security challenges facing the natural gas supply chain. With security being top of mind for many, this session will be a great way to close out this year’s GSC. Presented by Deputy Assistant Secretary Kate Marks (DOE-CESER).
4:00pm – Closing Remarks & Adjournment
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