Natural Gas Market Fundamentals (NGMF), originally offered at the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI), has been restructured and updated. Now the course focus is on 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 stressed to demonstrate how pricing and access to pipelines affect marketability. This course moves beyond theory to practice – giving participants the tools they need to function and succeed in the marketplace.

NGMF 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 moving from other areas to natural gas. Customized versions of the course are available to address in-house training needs within your organization.

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

Key Details

March 30-31, 2020 | Calgary |
Alberta Innovates Technology Futures |
Instructor – George Eynon
Price: CDN$1395 + GST
Early-bird Pricing (up to and including March 2, 2020): CDN$1295 + 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 prices
  • Understand natural gas markets in North America — Canada, the US, and Mexico — including exploration, production, transportation, and storage of gas
  • Consider demand-side factors — their effect on prices & consumption, and other applications & alternatives
  • Study the influence of the U.S. on the Canadian and Mexican natural gas markets, and how new LNG import/export terminals are changing and promise to change further the North American natural gas context
  • Discuss management of market risks, financial tools for price risk management, and available control measures
  • Explain the transforming landscape of gas markets as a result of previously unaccessible unconventional gas resources such as shale gas

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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