Natural Gas Fundamentals

Natural Gas Fundamentals
Single User Price: $895.00


This intensive one-day course describes the industry from the four major functions:
  • Origins and destinations of Natural Gas.
  • Exploration through distribution.
  • Buying, selling, marketing.
  • Transportation

This course inter-twines the relationships of:
  • Market macro & micro fundamentals.
  • Purchasing and selling methodology.
  • Producing and marketing.
  • Understanding of the various market relationships
  • that impact the everyday aspects of the business.

What You Will Learn

  • Physical properties of Natural Gas.
  • Where Natural Gas is found.
  • How Natural Gas is measured.
  • Where have we been and where are we going: The history and future of Natural Gas in North America.
  • The major consumers of Natural Gas: From home use to manufacturing.
  • Exploration: The role of geologists and technology.
  • Drilling: Onshore and offshore.
  • Production, treatment, compression, and processing.
  • Gathering, storage, and transmission.
  • Transportation: Construction, safety, operations.
  • Overview of Natural Gas marketing processes.
  • Distribution: How Natural Gas gets to the burner tip.
  • Gas Industry Standards Board.
  • The "Players" who make the industry work:
  • Suppliers - Marketers - Brokers - Local
  • Distribution Companies - Industrial and
  • Commercial end users.
  • Natural Gas futures and OTC derivatives.
  • Transportation and how it works.
  • Storage usefulness and seasonal peaking and balancing needs. Market Centers (Hubs): Services provided.

Who Should Attend

This course will benefit anyone seeking a top to bottom, fundamental education in the natural gas and power industry. Perfect for those new to the industry: Wholesale power and/or natural gas marketing companies, utilities, generation, supply and distribution personnel, traders, end-users, commercial companies, cogeneration, industrial companies & government agencies. Great for new hires, interdepartmental transfers, finance management, administrative personnel, and human resource personnel.

Class Details

Industry Segment
Natural Gas
Course Level
CPE Credits
Competency Path
Natural Gas
Course Type
Course Times
Day 1: 8:00am–4:00pm