Presenter: Anne Keller, Research Director - Natural Gas Liquids, Wood Mackenzie, Inc
Description: The often overlooked and usually unheralded bounty of the shale revolution has been a huge increase in natural gas liquids production. These chameleons of the hydrocarbon chain, which begin their trip to market as gas and end up transformed into liquids along the way, are providing emerging economies with clean burning fuel and US chemical producers with a potential cost advantage that they are betting billions of dollars will continue. In the US Northeast, China has announced plans to spend as much as $80 billion to capitalize on abundant gas and NGLs in West Virginia. In the US Gulf Coast, $85 billion has already been spent since 2010 on capacity expansions with more to come. What's the excitement about, and will the ending be another story of the seemingly inevitable end game of commodity capitalism - Nash's Equilibrium?
About the Presenter: Anne joined Wood Mackenzie in 2012, managing the NGL Research team to complete and launch Wood Mackenzie's NGL service. The service now includes detailed supply forecasts, supply, demand, trade, and price forecasts for the US and Canada.
Anne is also Founder and President of Midstream Energy Group, a strategy consultancy focused on transaction advisory services to the gas midstream and NGL distribution and marketing sectors, private equity investors, operating companies, and banks. Her industry experience includes positions in corporate finance, midstream asset management, NGL supply and trading, and project development with ConocoPhillips and DuPont. She was also a Group Manager in the Natural Gas and Utilities section of Jacobs Consultancy, a subsidiary of Jacobs Engineering.
Anne holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Business Administration and an MBA in Finance. She is a CPA, and and currently serves on the Boards of Directors and the Finance and Technical Committees of the Gas Processors’ Suppliers Association. She developed and taught “NGL Fundamentals” courses which have been attended by over 1,000 industry professionals, including a widely viewed “NGL 101” webinar sponsored by the US Energy Information Administration.