Natural Gas Market Fundamentals was offered at the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) but has been redesigned and updated. Now the focus has been narrowed to a general overview of North American gas markets and associated commercial practices, including a specific look at the main natural gas marketing functions. Government policy and regulation affecting gas marketing are covered to show how pricing and access to pipelines affects marketability. This course moves beyond theory to practice – giving participants the tools they need to function and succeed in the marketplace.

This course is ideal for newly-hired employees that require the guidance of someone that knows the ins-and-outs of gas markets and policy developments. It is also useful for experienced employees that are moving from other areas to natural gas. Customized versions of the course are available to address in-house course and training needs within a specific organization.

A continental breakfast and catered lunch will be provided for both course days.

Key Details

Sept 19-20, 2019 | Calgary | George Eynon
Price: $1495 + GST
Early-bird Pricing (Registered a month in advance): $1395 + GST
Course Level: Beginner/Introductory
Catering Included: Yes
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Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Overview
  3. Basic Concepts
  4. Natural Gas in World Energy Trade
  5. Natural Gas Market Fundamentals
  6. Technical Analysis
  7. Fundamental Analysis
  8. Supply Basics
  9. Canadian Exploration
  10. Canadian Production
  11. Transportation Basics
  12. Canadian Natural Gas Pipeline and Transportation Systems
  13. Storage Basics and Canadian Storage
  14. Demand Basics
  15. Canadian Consumption and End Use Markets
  16. Natural Gas / Electricity Convergence
  17. Canadian Regional Markets & Transportation Systems
  18. The Influence of US Supply and Demand
  19. Price Formation & Discovery in Natural Gas Markets
  20. Price Risk Management
  21. Political, Policy & Regulatory Environment for Natural Gas Marketing
  22. Main Contracting Features in Natural Gas Marketing
  23. Natural Gas Marketing Functions
  24. Information Sources
  25. Course Summary and Conclusions

Key Learning Objectives

  • Analyze different kinds of markets, their respective dynamics and factors that affect the price setting procedures in these markets
  • Understand the natural gas market in North America including exploration, production, transportation, and storage of gas
  • Discussion of demand side factors, their effect on prices and consumption, and other applications and alternatives
  • Study the influence of the U.S. on the Canadian natural gas market, impact of shale gas on the U.S. natural gas market, and import/export terminals in the U.S.
  • Discuss management of marketing risks, financial tools for price risk management and available control measures
  • Explain the transforming landscape of gas marketing as a result of unconventional gas resources

Support Materials & Assessment Tools

Who Should Attend?

  • People new to the energy industry
  • Professionals already working in energy who need a broader understanding of natural gas markets
  • Natural Gas Producers
  • Regulators
  • Government Agencies
  • Utilities
  • Energy Marketers
  • Midstream Energy Companies
  • Investment Firms
  • Consulting Groups

Testimonials and Course Rating

“Very good introductory course for global natural gas markets.”
Scott Business Analyst
“Very good course. Useful content and informative instructor.”
Glenda Director
“The course was very insightful and the instructors knowledge and interesting facts kept the class interesting”
“The course covered a broad range of NG related subjects. I found it quite interesting and the conversations and inputs from various industry participants was insightful.”
Erin Commercial Analyst



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