Over 250 senior gas leaders to discuss Australia’s domestic gas outlook

At the conference, industry expert and Gas Today editorial board member Keith Orchison will once again help facilitate high level discussion.

At the conference, industry expert and Gas Today editorial board member Keith Orchison will once again help facilitate high level discussion.

On the 23–26 March, over 250 senior gas leaders will gather at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to discuss the future of domestic gas in Australia.

Over 250 delegates have already registered to attend the 3rd annual Australian Domestic Gas Outlook (ADGO) 2015 conference where industry expert Keith Orchison will, as the official event advisory panel chair, help facilitate high level discussion and develop a greater understanding of a variety of critical energy security, policy and pricing issues facing Australia’s domestic gas stakeholders today.

Even members of the upstream petroleum industry are struggling to keep up with the fever pitch debate about the oil and gas situation, conference chairman Mr Orchison said.

The media are awash with conflicting views about the impact of international events on domestic supply and future prices, he says, and stakeholders are badly in need of the sort of reality check they will be able to get at ADGO this month.

The debate reached a low point in February, Orchison added, when a Credit Suisse analyst made headlines by claiming that the gas market is “a slow train crash”, a perspective rejected by the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association.

One of the highlights of ADGO will be the last day, which will be devoted to focusing on east coast gas market supply options and demand dynamics out to 2030.

It is understandable, Mr Orchison said, that consumers, media and politicians want to focus on the here-and-now of the market, but it is critical for stakeholders to agree on a long-term strategy to guide investors.

The east coast forum is a must-attend opportunity for stakeholders to take the market’s temperature and help inform the debate about the way forward.

Dominating the day’s proceedings will be the question of whether New South Wales can avoid a gas supply cliff – also the topic of a keynote presentation from AGL Energy Head of Economics, Policy and Sustainability Tim Nelson.

To register for the ADGO conference and to download the full conference brochure, visit questevents.com.au or call the booking hotline on +61 (2) 9977 0565.

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