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OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS AT A TIME OF TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE

The game-changing potential of shale is the hottest topic in U.S. and global energy markets in decades.  A vast new energy resource has been unlocked – as much as total Saudi Arabian oil production over the past twenty years, in energy-equivalent terms, but sitting right in our own backyard.  If this resource is fully utilized, total U.S. production of natural gas can be increased by 50% over the next five to seven years at costs well below conventional natural gas – and at less than half of current oil prices.

CONFERENCE: THE SHALE REVOLUTION • OCTOBER 21 – 22, 2010

In this intensive one-and-a-half-day program, Andy Weissman will address in detail:

  • Why production of natural gas from shale has suddenly soared
  • Whether this growth is sustainable and how it will affect short- and long-term prices for electricity and natural gas
  • The controversy regarding hydraulic fracturing
  • Whether drilling will be cut back, potential impacts of rig-count reductions and reasons why E&P companies are stampeding towards liquid-rich shale
  • Sweeping implications for coal use; wind, solar, and nuclear power; energy efficiency; and development of the Smart Grid and other clean energy technologies
  • How investments in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), underground storage, post-blow-out drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, and oil sands development will be affected;
  • New opportunities for U.S. manufacturers to gain a major competitive advantage in global markets and to expand market share
  • Far-reaching implications for climate change due to continued use of existing coal-fired electric generating units
  • Most likely winners and losers in the E&P and manufacturing industries
  • Risks and potential profits for hedge funds, energy traders, institutional investors, bankers, independent power producers, electric utilities and competitive retail electricity and natural gas suppliers.

The sudden emergence of this transformational resource is permanently changing American natural gas, electricity, and coal markets. It has sweeping implications for U.S. energy and environmental policy, renewable energy, and every sector of the economy.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: UNDERSTANDING NATURAL GAS PRICE DRIVERS • AFTERNOON OF OCTOBER 20, 2010

In this special half-day workshop, Andy Weissman will discuss his unique understanding of essential market drivers, including:

  • Key determinants of natural gas and electricity prices in the U.S. market
  • Critical role of weather-sensitive demand and natural gas storage
  • Primary causes of price spikes during the past decade and major shifts in the forward delivery price curve
  • Core price drivers in 2010 and beyond
  • Causes of recent price declines

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Every large natural gas or electricity user, producer, investor, trader, policy maker, financial advisor, lawyer, accountant, and energy consultant must thoroughly understand the sweeping implications of this critical resource for U.S., Canadian and global energy markets

ABOUT ANDY WEISSMAN

During the past decade, Andy Weissman’s ability to accurately predict major energy market price trends has been unparalleled in both up and down markets. He is a nationally recognized expert on the natural gas, oil, electricity and coal markets; commodities trading and pricing; electric utility industry restructuring; regulatory policy; Clean Air Act issues; power supply planning and the emerging technologies needed to provide alternative sources of energy.

Andy is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School and member of the District of Columbia and U.S. Supreme Court Bars. He is a partner in Carter Ledyard & Milburn, L.L.P., and Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Energy Business Watch, the premier energy advisory service.

DETAILS

Hotel Palomar, 2121 P Street NW, Washington DC 20037 • 202-448-1800
Pre-Conference Workshop: October 20, 2010, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Conference: October 21, 2010, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, and October 22, 2010, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

This is a “must-attend” program. Space is limited. Register now to reserve your seat!

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM BROCHURE

To make sure you reserve a seat, call 877-341-3401 or email ShaleRevolution@EnergyBusinessWatch.com

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