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


Sheraton Suites Houston Near The Galleria
2400 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77027

To reserve your room, please call 1-((713) 586-2444
Please indicate that you are with the EUCI group to receive the group rate.

Room Rate:

The room rate is $149.00 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 December 1, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.


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