JUNE 16th – Monthly Luncheon:  

Long-Term Outlook for North American Gas Markets

Guest Speaker:

Director, Market Services

George Wayne, Director of Market Services for Kinder Morgan West Region, will discuss the long-term picture for the North American Gas Market.  Mr. Wayne will be providing insight into the impacts of various supply drivers such as shale production and demand drivers including LNG exports, Mexican exports, Industrial Demand, Power Generation Demand and the implications of renewables.  Moreover, Mr. Wayne will also examine how all these variables could potentially influence the Western U.S. markets and in particular pipeline flows into California.

george_wayneGEORGE WAYNE is a respected authority in the energy markets, but in particular the field of natural gas forecasting and analysis, with an extensive background in energy risk management, analytics, marketing, trading, and energy asset management. He is a consultant, author, speaker, and expert witness whose commentary has appeared in The Denver Post, Platts Gas Daily, Natural Gas Intelligence, and numerous other industry publications. George is an author and frequent contributor to various industry forums and publications, including Energy Risk and the Journal of Energy Development, and is frequently asked to speak at company customer meetings, and various annual industry conferences, including Wyoming Gas Fair, LDC Forum, Platts Rockies Oil & Gas Conference, Mexico Energy Conference, and several others. Lastly, on several occasions George has presented direct and answering expert testimony in front of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) the California Energy Commission (“CEC”) the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) and the Arizona Corporate Commission (“ACC”) in prior rate case proceedings or public hearings.