Gas Storage Outlook 2003 (PB325)

Venue: Inter-Continental Houston

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 10, 2003 End Date/Time: Feb 11, 2003
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The last year has seen the business climate for gas storage change dramatically as the ripple effects of the Enron scandal and a downturn in the U.S. economy have impacted the merchant energy sector, new project starts and trading activity. Business planning in this environment is a challenge: Will recent price volatility continue? Who are today’s gas traders – and how will they impact demand? Are HD storage projects still viable – and if so, where should they be built? Will reregulation of gas transmission occur?

CBI’s Gas Storage Outlook 2003 helps storage and pipeline operators, LDCs and traders examine the full range of market, regulatory and strategic issues surrounding the use, operation and development of gas storage in today’s environment.

You’ll hear presentations from 17 leading companies and agencies – including El Paso, Encana, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Falcon Gas Storage, FERC, the Illinois Interstate Commerce Commission, KeySpan Energy, PG&E National Energy Group, SunTrust Bank, Unocal, and Williams Energy.

At the conference, receive a complete briefing on the current dynamics of gas storage in North America. You’ll hear about growth trends in storage capacity, growth and turmoil of merchant sector markets and the many scenarios for the direction of industry regulation. You’ll be provided with briefings on the outlook for natural gas consumption and assess the prospects for volatility in gas prices, with early indications from the winter of 02/03 available by the time of the conference.

You’ll hear valuable information on the current state of credit markets – and learn how financing sources are evaluating project proposals All information you need to help you structure your own projects to be as creditworthy as possible.

You’ll have the opportunity to question our high-level panel of industry, legal and regulatory authorities as they debate the future course of regulation of energy delivery. What is the appropriate form of regulation of natural gas storage to prevent market abuses while providing incentives for more efficient use of existing capacity and encouraging development of new capacity to meet growing demand?

Strategic advice will be offered to help you do business in today’s gas markets – including suggestions on gas supply optimization, cost reductions and the pricing and marketing of storage services.

Also plan to attend one of our two pre-conference workshops – the first on models and techniques used for the valuation of gas storage and the other on project analysis and operating dynamics of a high deliverability storage project.


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