Four O'clock Forum: U.S. and Canadian Gas Exports: Markets and Logistics

Event Date
  • 10/23/2012   4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Please arrive early for registration
  • Thompson & Knight LLP
  • Three Allen Center
    333 Clay Street, Suite 3300
    Houston, Texas 77002

Panel discussion moderated by Doug Pedigo, Thompson & Knight LLP

Andrew Slaughter, IHS
Raoul LaBlanc, PFC Energy

Tuesday, October 23
Registration: 4:00 p.m.
Program: 4:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception: 5:30 p.m.

Unconventional gas production in North America has led to a sizable supply excess and has dropped natural gas prices to the lowest levels in decades.  The U.S. Energy Information Agency projects that natural gas supply could exceed demand by 2016.  What are the prospects and challenges of LNG export projects?  How will this affect the North American market and global gas markets?

Andrew Slaughter is the vice president of Energy Research at IHS, an energy consulting firm. He leads research teams in oil and gas upstream, oil markets, company valuation and cost analysis.  His experience is in energy sector strategy and market analysis in both consulting and corporate roles.  Mr. Slaughter consulted on Shell’s long-term energy scenarios in global gas market as well as pricing guidance, energy policy advice, and stakeholder impact issues.

Raoul LeBlanc is the senior director and head Global Gas Practice at PFC Energy, a global consultancy firm specializing in oil and gas.  He leads their analytical teams focused on global gas dynamics and the North American Onshore upstream.  Previously, Mr. LeBlanc directed Anadarko’s Strategic Planning effort and was responsible for strategy formulation, portfolio optimization, scenario planning, and competitor analysis. 

Doug Pedigo is a Partner in the Houston office of Thompson & Knight LLP, an international full-service law firm recognized as Law Firm of the Year in Oil & Gas Law, U.S. News-Best Lawyers® 2011-2012.  Mr. Pedigo counsels extensively in transactional matters and has 30 years of experience in upstream, midstream and downstream energy matters, including extensive experience in LNG.  He has served in executive positions at several large energy companies, including Aquila Energy Corp., InterGen North America LLP and NRG Energy, Inc.

 This program is part of the Thompson & Knight Four O'clock Forum.

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