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For 30 years, the Mid-Continent LDC Gas Forum has been the Event where Executives Gather to Examine the Natural Gas Market & Negotiate Transactions for Purchases & Sales


For 30 years, the Mid-Continent LDC Gas Forum has been the Event where Executives Gather to Examine the Natural Gas Market & Negotiate Transactions for Purchases & Sales

The LDC Gas Forum Mid-Continent occurs September 10-12, 2018, in Chicago at the Marriott Magnificent Mile

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HOUSTON, Aug. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The LDC Gas Forum Mid-Continent celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. This annual event has been the preferred venue where industry professionals gather to examine the natural gas market and negotiate transactions for purchases, sales and transportation. This thirty-year history is remarkable and unprecedented in the industry. Since 1988, over 12,000 industry professionals have participated in the LDC Gas Forum Mid-Continent, demonstrating the value the industry places on this unique venue.

The Mid-Continent LDC Gas Forum is the flagship of the LDC Gas Forum and US-Mexico Gas Forum series that consists of five annual events each focused on the key natural gas market regions across North America. These events are much more than simply conferences in that in addition to gathering insights on critical issues affecting natural gas markets, participants also meet with industry counterparts to complete business transactions.

The U.S. Mid-Continent region is one of the most dynamic natural gas markets in the U.S. This region has historically been a significant demand location for natural gas, and a cross-roads for natural gas transported from traditional supply regions in the U.S. Gulf Coast, Rockies and imports from Canada. The U.S. shale revolution has dramatically changed the paradigm, causing a re-plumbing of traditional transportation routes. As a result, the Mid-Continent market is in significant transition with changing sources of supply, transportation routes, evolving market participants and commercial implications.

Participants at the Forum include market leaders, decision makers and subject matter experts, representing all industry segments including utilities, industrial gas consumers, producers, pipelines, marketers, key product and service providers, as well as regulators and analysts. 

The 2 1/2 day program format is carefully structured for industry authorities to provide insight about market developments, networking with existing and new colleagues, and ultimately conclusion of transactions involving purchase, sale and transportation of natural gas. Keynote presentations will be delivered by Jim Redford, VP Business Development, Union Gas (Enbridge); Richard Smead, Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy; Meera Bagati, Manager, Market Analysis, NextEra Energy Resources; Teri Viswanath, Managing Director, S&P Global Platts; Vikas Dwivedi, Global Oil & Gas Strategist, Macquarie; Dr. Jim Duncan, Director, Market Research, ConocoPhillips; Don Santa, President & CEO, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA). Three panel presentations will focus on midstream infrastructure, supply/demand dynamics and gas buyer perspectives, with representatives from ConocoPhillips, ICF Consulting, Tallgrass Energy, Union Gas/Enbridge, Prometheus Energy, Direct Energy, East Daley Capital, BP, S&P Global Platts, OPIS PointLogic, Allegro Development, EMEX Utility Group, Arcelor Mittal, Nicor Gas and Wabash Valley Power.

Even in today's digital age, natural gas market participants appreciate a venue that facilitates face-to-face interaction. The LDC Gas Forum is uniquely structured to meet this requirement and has been the venue of choice for decades. Registration is still available at

The LDC Gas Forums and the US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum are the premiere regional events where the Natural Gas Industry meets. This is where buyers and sellers meet and do business. Thousands of attendees attend one or more of the five regional Forums across the continent to discuss vital regional and national issues affecting all aspects of the natural gas marketplace. Timely panel discussions featuring key industry authorities focus on important questions facing buyers, sellers transport operators and other market stakeholders in the competitive energy markets. Topics include: Supply & Demand, Financial Outlook, Pipeline, Storage and Infrastructure Projects, LNG markets, Gas/Electric coordination, Regulatory Updates, Gas Buyer Insights, Industry Transformations, Risk Analysis and Hedging Strategies, International perspectives, and Energy Geopolitics.

Vast networking opportunities give you access to your clients, prospects, and peers to further explore relevant issues in your region.

The 2018 LDC Gas Forums: Southeast, Northeast, Mid-Continent, Rockies & West and the US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum

Where the Natural Gas Industry Gathers: Networking - Insights - Deal-Making



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