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US-Mexico energy leaders meet at the 2nd annual US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum, November 12-14, 2018, in downtown San Antonio at the Westin Riverwalk.

Several hundred oil and gas industry executives and thought leaders convene next week in San Antonio, TX to analyze and discuss the market, and negotiate transactions to buy, sell and transport natural gas from the U.S. to Mexico. Of particular interest for meeting participants is a series of recent policy announcements by new President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) that impact previous plans for liberalization of the Mexico energy industry. The 2nd annual US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum takes place November 12 – 14, 2018 in downtown San Antonio.

The US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum is part of the LDC Gas Forum and Gulf Coast Energy Forum series that consists of six annual events, each focused on key natural gas market regions across North America. These events are much more than simply conferences in that in addition to gathering insights on critical issues affecting natural gas markets, participants also meet with industry counterparts to complete business transactions.

Mexico enacted energy reform measures in 2013 that ended the near-monopoly held by state-owned Petróleos Mexicanos’s (Pemex). Since then, there has been a race to access this market by U.S. natural gas producers, marketers and pipeline operators. As a result, this is now an extremely dynamic market with numerous companies vying for market share.

The challenge for new entrants and participants in this market is to uncover commercial potential, understand the complexities of the regulatory framework, and identify the market and competitive landscape.

The 2 1/2 day program format is carefully structured for market participants to obtain insight about market developments, network with new and existing colleagues, and ultimately conclude transactions involving purchase, sale and transportation of natural gas. Keynote presentations will be delivered by Dr. Jim Duncan, Director, Market Research, ConocoPhillips; Orlando Alvarez, President & CEO, BP Energy Company; Mike Howard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Howard Energy Partners; and Guillermo Turrent, CEO, CFEnergia (Mexico).

In addition, six panel presentations will address a wide variety of market aspects, with representatives from: ENGIE, Allegro, OPIS PointLogic, S&P Global Platts, NextEra, Rice University’s Baker Institute, ICIS, RJ O’Brien and Associates, Euler Hermes Energy, Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI), Tenaska Gas de Mexico, CENAGAS (Mexico), Kinder Morgan, Enbridge, Mirage Energy, ICF, Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton, CRE (Mexico), National Hydrocarbons Commission (Mexico), ConocoPhillips, BP Energia Mexico, Shell Trading Mexico, and CFEnergia.

Participants at the Forum include market leaders, decision makers and subject matter experts, representing all industry segments including utilities, industrial gas consumers, producers, pipelines, marketers, key product and service providers, as well as regulators, policy makers and analysts. 

This Forum focuses on the U.S. to Mexico cross border market, while five other Forums throughout the year address other key regions across the continent.

Even in today's digital age, natural gas market participants place value on a venue that facilitates face-to-face interaction. The US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum is uniquely structured to meet this requirement and is the venue of choice. Registration is still available at

The LDC Gas Forums, the US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum and the Gulf Coast Energy Forum are the premiere regional events where the Natural Gas Industry meets. This is where buyers and sellers meet and do business. Thousands of attendees attend one or more of the six regional Forums across the continent to discuss vital regional and national issues affecting all aspects of the natural gas marketplace. Timely panel discussions featuring key industry authorities focus on important questions facing buyers, sellers transport operators and other market stakeholders in the competitive energy markets. Topics include: Supply & Demand, Financial Outlook, Pipeline, Storage and Infrastructure Projects, global LNG markets, US-Mexico natural gas exports, Gas/Electric coordination, Regulatory Updates, Gas Buyer Insights, Industry Transformations, Risk Analysis and Hedging Strategies, International perspectives, and Energy Geopolitics.
Vast networking opportunities give you access to your clients, prospects, and peers to further explore relevant issues in your region.
2019 LDC Natural Gas Forums: SoutheastNortheastMid-Continent, Rockies & West, US-Mexico Natural Gas Forum and the Gulf Coast Energy Forum.
Where the Natural Gas Industry Gathers: Networking - Insights - Deal-Making

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