By - Jon Brown

Understanding the Natural Gas Liquids and Petrochemical Industry & Markets
April 29-30, 2021 | Online :: Central Time

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“Tom was great and his slides were perfect in explaining everything. He was fantastic!” –Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

“Very helpful, patient, and made course material easy to understand for someone new to the industry like myself.” –New York Power Authority

In this course, attendees will learn the fundamentals of the Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) and Petrochemical (PetChem) industries and markets, and the effect of the US Oil and Shale Revolution and the COVID-19 pandemic on each. The course is designed both non-technical and technical industry participants who need a basic overview of how the NGL and PetChem markets work. However, this course is not for chemists or technical people seeking a greater understanding of the underlying chemistry of NGL and petrochemicals.

New and experienced professionals across the energy, refining, natural gas, chemical, renewables and financial industries manage and invest in NGL and PetChem projects and procure and price NGLs and PetChems should benefit from the course. Throughout a day and a half, you will come to understand the interaction between the NGL and PetChem supply chains, factors that affect markets and prices, and national and global market trends that may affect investments in NGL and PetChem projects.  

The end goal of the course is for attendees to feel comfortable having in-depth conversations with more experienced people in the industry, therefore making it easier to engage in NGL and PetChem project and  market discussions.

Learning Outcomes  

  • Review fundamentals of Natural Gas Liquids, including sources, uses, and units
  • Grasp the NGL supply chain as it pertains to natural gas and to oil refineries (i.e. treatment, processing, production, separation, blending, etc.)
  • Explain NGL infrastructure, pipelines, and storage, as well as other NGL transportation (water, rail, truck)
  • Recognize NGL project costs in regard to processing, fractionators, and export terminals
  • Discuss the fundamentals of the Petrochemical industry in terms of processes and equipment, markets, and exports
  • Distinguish the types of petrochemicals and their uses
  • Dissect global market trends of various petrochemicals

Who Should Attend

  • Financial analysts and accountants
  • Attorneys
  • Regulators and government agencies
  • Project managers
  • Business managers and strategic planners
  • Process engineers and R&D chemists
  • Purchasing and procurement agents
  • Sales and marketing executives
  • HR and legal managers



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program 

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit. 

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, and active participation.


Thursday, April 29, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In and Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

NGL Fundamentals

  • What are NGLs
  • Sources of NGL
  • Uses of NGLs
  • Units of Measure

NGL Supply Chain

  • Natural Gas
    • Shale Gas and Rich/Wet Gas
    • Gas Treatment and Processing
    • Frac Spreads
    • NGL Production
    • Fractionators
  • Oil Refineries
    • Separation
    • Cracking Units
    • Rearrangers
    • Refinery Gas Plants
    • Treatment and Blending

NGL Infrastructure, Pipelines & Storage Regulation

  • Y Grade Pipelines
  • NGL Purity Pipelines
  • NGL Fractionators
  • Storage

Other NGL Transportation & Regulation

  • By water (carrier, vessel, barges)
  • By Rail
  • By Truck

NGL Infrastructure Project Costs and Regulation

  • Natural Gas Processing
  • NGL Fractionators
  • Export Terminals

Friday, April 30, 2021 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. :: Log In and Welcome

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing 

Petrochemical Industry

Introduction and Fundamentals

  • Industry Structure and Characteristics
  • Trends
  • Recent and New Petrochemical Projects
  • Petrochemical Products and Markets

Petrochemicals and Equipment

Petrochemicals and Uses

  • Ethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Propylene
  • C4 Stream
  • Others

NGL and Petrochemical Markets and Exports

  • Physical Prices
  • Futures Prices



Tom Russo, Principal, Russo on Energy, LLC

Tom Russo is an Energy and Environmental expert with unique FERC regulatory skills in siting hydropower, natural gas and liquefied natural gas infrastructure, NEPA environmental impact assessment, and in how energy markets, prices, and physical/cybersecurity affect infrastructure investments.

Prior to founding Russo on Energy LLC in May 2015, Mr. Russo worked for over 30 years as a Manager and Sr. Energy Industry Analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During that time, he amassed experience in hydropower licensing, NEPA environmental impact assessment of energy projects, business process reengineering, and natural gas and crude oil market oversight. Mr. Russo thoroughly understands the Natural Gas Act, Natural Gas Policy Act, Federal Power Act and Energy Policy Act as they apply to natural gas and hydroelectric projects.

He is very active in hydropower and natural gas matters and writes an Energy and Environmental column for the Natural Gas and Electricity Journal. He also co-authored for the R Street Institute entitled “Ebbing the flow of hydropower red tape.”

Mr. Russo is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He earned a credential as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in 2010. He also graduated with an MBA in Finance from the George Washington University and a MS in Biology from the University of Alabama.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event

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Single Connection - Understanding the Natural Gas Liquids and Petrochemical Industry & MarketsUS $ 1195.00
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Pack of 10 ConnectionsUS $ 8,365.00
Pack of 20 ConnectionsUS $ 14,340.00
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Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before March 26, 2021 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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