PGI 2019 will provide the opportunity to discuss key topics surrounding the ever changing gas and LNG business. Major developments in new and existing markets for natural gas in Asia will be covered. The impact of new LNG supplies from both the US and Australia on trade flows will be discussed. Recent trends in LNG pricing and contract terms will be reviewed. All this will be in the context of the global market as LNG transitions from a regional to a global business.
Key Issues Covered
- Setting the Scene—Oil & Gas/LNG Markets
- LNG in 2018—Supply Surges, Demand Up in Asia
- Emerging New Norms Amidst Shifting Market Dynamics
- China’s Gas Market and LNG Imports
- New Asian LNG Markets
- India’s Gas Market Outlook
- LNG Short-Term Trading
- LNG Shipping and Floating Regasification & Liquefaction
Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki
Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. His work is well-recognized worldwide for pioneering oil and gas market analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s.
Dr. Fesharaki received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Surrey in England and then completed a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Joined the East-West Center in 1979 and was a Senior Fellow leading energy-related research till end 2013.
In 1989, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Since 1991, a member of the International Advisory Board of JX Holdings (and its predecessor companies)—Japan’s largest oil company. Dr. Fesharaki was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).
In 1995, elected a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. In 2002, appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. In 2008, Dr. Fesharaki was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy and re-appointed by Secretary Moniz in April 2016. Received the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. He was a member of the Advisory Board of VOPAK LNG from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, he was appointed as Honorary Advisor by CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technologies in Beijing. Dr. Fesharaki is the recipient of the 2016 Adelman-Frankel Award from the US Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) for his unique and innovative contribution to the field of energy economics. In March 2017, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) appointed him as a Director of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME). Since 2009, he has been a member of the DME Board of Directors.
Mr. Shasha Fesharaki
Executive Vice Chairman
& Managing Director
- Session Chair - Medium & Long Term LNG Outlook - Role of the Middle East (Panel 4)
Shasha Fesharaki holds an MBA with an emphasis on International Business. He specializes in LNG marketing, and is responsible for providing buyers and sellers with sourcing and placement strategies for LNG and overseas gas consulting activities at FGE.
In addition, he specializes in the Korean market and LNG pricing. Shasha has spoken at a number of natural gas conferences as well as authored numerous reports and studies with respect to the Asia-Pacific LNG market. He also focuses on business development, specifically looking at new growth opportunities for FGE.
Dr. Jeff Brown
Dr. Jeff Brown, as President, leads FGE’s oil and gas consulting teams. He is based at our Asian headquarters in Singapore, working closely with FGE consultants in Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
Jeff re-joined FGE from JP Morgan where he was Executive Director, Global Commodities Research/Strategy, working closely with clients globally. He was a regularly featured speaker at JP Morgan events and published widely on energy markets. Aside from his previous management roles with FGE, Jeff also served as Senior Oil Analyst at the International Energy Agency in Paris, where he was co-author of the monthly Oil Market Report. During this time, he developed the IEA’s short- to mid-term oil demand forecasting framework and led research examining oil/gas interfuel substitution. Before the IEA, he was a Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu where his primary emphasis was LNG Markets East of Suez. Jeff has a Ph.D. in Economics.
Dr. Brown is the author of many articles in industry, economic, and policy journals and widely cited as an energy expert, including interviews with The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and appearances on news channels such as CNBC and Bloomberg. He delivers numerous speeches and conducts specialized briefings around the world each year. He also regularly leads commercial advisory services and projects focusing on downstream oil and LNG.
Ms. Alexis Aik
Alexis Aik heads the group’s gas/LNG research and consulting practice from the Singapore office. She also manages the group’s commercial practice (Commercial Advisory Service) with a team of experienced LNG experts.
At FGE, Alexis’ research centers on the developments in the natural gas and LNG sector, including demand-supply scenarios and pricing issues. She takes a special interest in Asian gas/LNG market dynamics and LNG contract pricing. Her past experience spans both the natural gas/LNG and downstream oil business, where she analyzed the relationships between these two sectors—regional focus on Southeast and Northeast Asia. Previously, Alexis also tracked Asia Pacific oil product specifications.
In addition to leading studies dealing with LNG procurement and pricing analysis, country specific natural gas and oil markets, Middle East & Caspian Sea oil demand, and trade & pricing East of Suez, Alexis has also presented at several oil and gas briefing/conferences in Asia, the Middle East, and the US. She has advised on the negotiations/structure of several LNG SPA and HOA deals for several National and International Oil Companies in both Asia and Europe. Her work has been published in numerous international publications and research journals and has also been filed in US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings. Alexis
has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Why You Should Attend
- Gain a clear understanding of the complexities that exist within the East of Suez oil and gas markets.
- Identify key drivers shaping future developments—where are the sensitivities and uncertainties?
- Understand how the trading relationship between Asia and the Middle East is changing.
- Recognize the key role played by the East of Suez region in shaping the oil market.
- Engage with FGE’s team of regional experts.
- Network with executives from leading international companies.
An Executive Briefing for those involved in
Corporate/Strategic Planning and Government Relations
New Ventures/Markets, Commercial, and Business Development
Research, Economics, and Market Analysis
Projects, Operations, and Resources
Crude, Feedstocks, Fuel, and Petrochemicals
Negotiations and Investments
Trading, Shipping, and Chartering