Conference Day Two - Thursday 27 February

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8:30      Welcome coffee

8:50      Opening address from the Chair

Jim McDonald, Chairman, IntelliGas Group


Ministerial address
9:00      Taking advantage of the LNG export opportunity whilst ensuring supply
             for domestic gas markets

  • Building an appropriate policy setting to encourage the development of gas resources
  • Regulatory reform and improvement to lower barriers to entry and increase the competitiveness of the sector
  • Creating a commercial setting the will enable investor confidence in high capex gas projects
  • Improving the transparency and efficiency of gas markets

The Hon. Mark McArdle MPMinister for Energy and Water SupplyQueensland Government

Ministerial address
9:20      Plans to increase gas supply in the Northern Territory and ensure future
            energy security

  • Taking steps to ensure timely development of gas resources in the NT
  • Balancing the benefits of increased LNG export opportunities with domestic supply security
  • Encouraging competition between suppliers to stimulate supply

The Hon. Willem Westra van Holthe MLAMinister for Mines and EnergyNorthern Territory Government

9:40      Encouraging an upstream supply response with downstream market

  • Outlook for gas market reforms and development
  • How will supply/demand dynamics and transparency around pricing stimulate new development?
  • To what extent have current gas market reforms achieved their objectives?
  • What opportunities does the AEMC foresee for improving domestic gas markets?

John Pierce, ChairmanAustralian Energy Market Commission

10:10      Morning tea


10:40      Growing the east coast gas market

  • An overview of future supply options for NSW
  • Examining opportunities for increasing supply to the retail market
  • Creating an appropriate policy framework to enable the expansion of the east coast gas market

Paul Adams, Managing DirectorJemena

11:10      Gas Buyers: strategies, challenges and opportunities when investing

  • Why consider investing upstream?
  • What are the common structures for investment?
  • Risks and potential up side
  • Impacts on required skillsets
  • Investor support

Kelvin AskewChief Executive OfficerERM Gas

Panel discussion
11:40      Managing the risks related to the looming “gas price spike” to avoid
              economic waste

  • Outlining the potential economic waste possible due to a spike in wholesale gas prices
  • What is the risk of long-term viable industries being lost due to a short-term price spike?
  • What are the policy responses that will mitigate the risk of economic loss due to a gas price spike?

Jim McDonald, Chairman, IntelliGas Group

Dr. Peter Burn,
Director - Public Policy, Australian Industry Group
Steven Mouzakis,
National Energy and Sustainability Manager, Brickworks
Miles Prosser,
Executive Director,
Australian Aluminium Council

12:20      Networking lunch


Ministerial address
13:20      Queensland: open for business but not at the expense of the

  • Leading policy with robust risk analysis and big picture objectives
  • Implementing sound regulatory structures to enabled safe unconventional gas development
  • sing empirical scientific evidence to guide policy decisions and ensure positive environmental outcomes

The Hon. Andrew Powell MP, Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland Government

Panel discussion
13:40      Experiences from rural communities in areas that have seen
              established gas development

  • Experiences with impacts on agricultural land use and community attitudes towards gas development
  • Economic outcomes from gas development and flow-on benefits for local economies
  • Suggestions for fostering and improving community/industry relationships

Jim McDonald, Chairman, IntelliGas Group
Jon-Maree Baker, Executive Officer, Namoi Water
Prof. Peter Cook, Chairman of the Unconventional Gas Expert Working Group, Australian Council of Learned Academics
John Cotter, Chairman, Queensland Gas Fields Commission
Councillor John Rosenbaum, Mayor, Gloucester Shire Council

14:20      Afternoon tea


14:50      Accessing new resources to grow domestic gas supply in Western

  • Assessing the potential for diversifying supply through onshore conventional, shale and tight gas resources
  • Challenges and opportunities to developing new resources in the Perth and Canning Basins
  • How is the WA Government working with industry to develop new gas supplies?

Richard SellersDirector General - Department of Mines and PetroleumGovernment of Western Australia

15:20      Pipeline infrastructure, gas markets and encouraging development

  • Pipeline infrastructure: new opportunities to expand gas supply, possible pipeline routes and funding challenges
  • Pipelines and the gas market: myths, reality and possibilities
  • Examining policy challenges for developing domestic gas markets

Cheryl CartwrightChief Executive OfficerAustralian Pipeline Industry Association

15:50      Australian Domestic Gas Outlook – a review of proceedings and an
              outlook for the year ahead from the event advisory panel

  • What are the key messages from the conference?
  • What are the important implications for key stakeholders in domestic gas markets?
  • What are the policy portents?

Dr. Ralph Craven,
Non-Executive Director, Senex Energy
Keith Orchison, Director, Coolibah Consulting
Dr. Hugh Outhred,
Senior Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales

16:20      Closing remarks from the Chair

16:30      Close of conference

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