Introduction to the Liquefied Natural Gas Industry
Infrastructure, Regulation and Markets
December 4-5, 2017
Houston, TX

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This 1.5-day course will present an overview of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) so that attendees get a comprehensive understanding of the supply chain, types of infrastructure, costs, siting and safety regulations, and LNG markets. The instructor will also discuss how an LNG plant operates (import, storage, and vaporization) and types of vessels use to transport LNG. Attendees will have a better understanding of relationship between U.S. shale gas and LNG and the latter’s role as a fuel for the 21st century.

Attendees will also learn about inland and offshore LNG import and export terminals, and LNG peak shaving plants used to mitigate temporary natural gas supply and price risks.  The course will address the roles played by the Department of Energy, FERC and USCG in siting and safely operating U.S. LNG projects. Attendees will learn about LNG pricing mechanisms, sales purchase agreements, how LNG is priced for domestic use, and natural gas and LNG futures contracts used to hedge risk.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the basic LNG Fundamentals
  • Discuss the Traditional LNG Supply Chain
  • Evaluate LNG Transportation
  • Assess LNG Receiving Terminals
  • Discuss the Offshore LNG Supply Chain
  • Review LNG Environmental Aspects
  • Evaluate LNG Project Costs
  • Analyze LNG Contracts and Project Development
  • Discuss LNG Trade Markets
  • Review Examples and Mechanisms of U.S. LNG Exports
  • Discuss Purchasing Strategies of LNG for Use in the U.S.



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 sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies and PowerPoint presentations will be used in this program.


Monday, December 4, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

LNG Fundamentals

  • LNG Characteristics
  • Units and Conversion Factors

Traditional LNG Supply Chain

  • LNG Production Plant
  • Feed Gas Conditioning
  • NGL Recovery
  • Liquefaction
  • Liquefaction Plant Types
  • LNG Train Size
  • LNG Loading

LNG Transportation

  • By Ship
  • By Truck
  • By Rail

LNG Receiving Terminals

  • Onshore LNG Terminals
  • Offshore LNG Terminals
  • LNG Storage
  • Vaporizers

Offshore LNG Supply Chain

  • Floating Production Storage Offloading and
    Offloading (FPSO) and Floating LNG
  • Offshore LNG Regasification
  • Floating Storage & Regasification Units (FSRU)

LNG Environmental Aspects

  • Pros and Cons
  • Public Health and Climate Change
  • CO2 Emissions
  • FERC & USCG NEPA Environmental Reviews

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Course Timing

LNG Project Costs

  • Cost Allocation of LNG Project
  • Liquefaction Plant Costs
  • Buyers and Sellers in the LNG Supply Chain

LNG Contracts and Project Development

  • Integrated LNG Supply Chain
  • Less Integrated LNG Supply Chains
  • Project Finance
  • Project Management
  • Pre-Front End Engineering and Design (FEED)
  • EPC Contracts

LNG Trade and Markets

  • Global LNG Market Growth
  • LNG Import and Export Markets
  • Global LNG Mega Projects and Players
  • New Players and Players

U.S. LNG Exports

  • Key U.S. LNG Stakeholders
  • LNG Pricing Mechanisms
  • Examples of LNG Pricing Mechanisms

Purchasing LNG for Use in the U.S.

  • Key Suppliers
  • Typical Contracts
  • Pricing mechanisms
  • Retail LNG Prices vs Other Fuels


Tom Russo, Principal, Russo on Energy LLC

Tom Russo is an Energy and Environmental expert with unique regulatory skills in siting energy infrastructure, markets and physical/cybersecurity.

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 also assisted FERC’s new Energy Infrastructure Security Office with understanding physical and cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities to natural gas, oil and gas-fired power projects and physical natural gas and related futures and swaps.

In FERC’s Office of Enforcement, he managed and led efforts on the development and implementation of FERC Order 704 and FERC’s Form 552 Annual Natural Gas Transaction Report program from 2008 to 2015. He also has helped numerous energy companies address FERC compliance issues in the natural gas, LNG, and hydropower area, as well as natural gas market participants in achieving compliance with transactional issues related to natural gas indices and index formation.

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 a MBA in Finance from the George Washington University and a MS in Biology from the University of Alabama.


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Room Rate:

The room rate is $99.00 single or double plus applicable taxes.

Room Block Dates:

A room block has been reserved for the nights of December 3 – 4, 2017.

Rate Available Until:

Make your reservations prior to November 3, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.


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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 November 03, 2017 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