Mexico’s natural gas market has changed radically since the passage of the 2013 energy reform and will continue to do so as the supporting regulation and framework is implemented and solidified. This has created an opening for marketers, traders, transporters, financiers, and many others.

The Natural Gas Workshop seeks to move beyond the litany of presentations that have been made on the changes underway and instead take a deep dive into the details that will matter for both market participants and those looking to enter the market. The goal is to leave you with tangible information, tools and insight that can be utilized regardless of how involved you currently are in the marketplace.

W Hotel, Mexico City | April 25, 2017 | 8:30am – 2:00pm

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Workshop Leaders:
John Padilla, Managing Director, IPD Latin America
Montzerrat Sánchez, Consultant, IPD Latin America

Price to Attend:
Attendees – US$695
Government Officials – US$550
10% off if you register along with the Mexican Energy Forum, Mexican Upstream Forum

Session 1 — SISTRANGAS and CENAGAS – The Evolution of Mexico’s National Pipeline System (8:30 – 9:30)

CENAGAS – Mexico’s new natural gas ISO: Strengths and weaknesses
– U.S. Pipeline Capacity Auction – What went wrong?
– Avoiding barriers to entry
– Marketers buying gas over the counter from PEMEX
– Improving participation levels

SISTRANGAS open season – Creating a culture of competition
– Pemex Industrial Transformation (TRI) – Market growth in the shadow of a dominant market player
– Reserving capacity and the rise of a secondary market (Winners and Losers)

Barriers to entry
– Building a better market: tariff evolution, infrastructure buildout, system redundancy

SESSION 2 — CFE – a Major Market Player (9:30 – 10:00)
– Pipelines backed by CFE contracts
– CFE Unbundling: How will this complex process affect the industry?
– Spare capacity and the role of CFEnergia – Scenarios

NETWORKING COFFEE — (10:00 – 10:30)

Session 3 — IPD Supply-Demand Projections & Price Forecasts (10:30 – 11:30)
– Natural gas production and reserves evolution
– Summary of national and regional supply and demand (north, central & south)
– Expected trends (local demand, exports and imports)
– Forecasts under an open and deregulated market
– Natural gas quality issues

Session 4 — The New Landscape of Natural Gas Infrastructure (11:30 – 12:30)
– GPS Mapping – Building a better picture of pipeline use
– Breakout of Major Users and Consumption
– Cross Border vs. LNG
– Virtual pipelines, transport gaps, distribution, storage and service stations
– Creation and location of natural gas hubs

Session 5 —PEMEX’s Role in the Future of Natural Gas (12:30 – 1:15)
– PEMEX restructuring and assessment of management and operations
– Pemex Industrial Transformation (Natural Gas Marketing)
– PEMEX as a partner
– PEMEX financial review

Lunch —