EMI's Natural Gas Economics 101
EMI’s Natural Gas Economics 101 takes you from the wellhead to the customer meter or LNG destination point and will help you understand the factors that sustain the price of natural gas in the upstream and every facet of the downstream, including pipelines, utilities, regulators and consumers in North America. You will leave this course with the knowledge you will need to make informed, smart economic decisions, from both a strategic and tactical perspective.
This course is worth 10 CPE credits and 6 EMI credits.
The natural gas industry is very complex and international, with economics driving every aspect and every decision. This course will delve into the detailed economics from the wellhead to the final consumption point both in North America and around the globe. And you will be able to understand a myriad of the normal, everyday economic decisions from both a strategic and tactical perspective.
Some of the areas the course will focus on are:
- Exploration of producing economics
- The economics of producing of temporarily shutting in natural gas
- Economics of gathering natural gas
- Economics of moving natural gas to the manufacturing and large consuming sectors by pipeline and LNG tanker
- Basic processing economics that focus on creating pipeline quality gas while developing market value from waste
- Netback analysis
- Pricing at various levels and economic methods employed
- Economics of storing natural gas
- Economics of producing LNG
- Economics of natural gas arbitrage trading –futures versus storage
- Macroeconomics of worldwide energy complex
- Current geopolitical factors impacting price
- Internal determinants affecting price
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