DENVER, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bentek Energy, the natural gas and crude oil analytical unit of Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider, will host its fifth annual Benposium, an energy outlook event, May 13 -15 in Houston, Texas. The three-day symposium will feature a number of top industry speakers and will include discussions and education sessions.
Focused on the theme, "Export Nation and the Return of Volatility," Benposium's speakers and panels will explore, among other topics, the role liquefied natural gas (LNG), natural gas liquids (NGLs) and coal exports will play in the North American power outlook; the prospect of a worldwide undersupply of LNG; the return of volatility to North American natural gas prices; and the spread between West Texas Intermediate crude oil and Brent crude oil.
Key speaker presentations will include the following:
- E. Russell (Rusty) Braziel, President, RBN Energy
Why What We Thought We Knew About the North American Hydrocarbon Market No Longer Matters
- Bill Moler, Chairman, Rockies Express Pipeline LLC
Rockies Express Pipeline: Shale to Shining Shale
- Tony Chovanec, Vice President, Fundamentals & Supply Appraisal, Enterprise Products
Volatility and the New Fundamentals of Supply and Demand
- Kevin Allen, Managing Editor, U.S. Petrochemicals & Biofuels, Platts
The Changing Dynamics and New Challenges Facing the North American Petrochemical Industry
In addition, Bentek analysts will give more than 16 presentations on diverse aspects of the natural gas, LNG, NGL and crude oil markets.
The objective of Benposium, Bentek Energy's premier annual event, is to explore the most important aspects of these markets through the practical application of fundamental analysis. This year's symposium starts with an introductory training session on Monday, followed by analytical forums on Tuesday and Wednesday, including breakout sessions that drill deeper into specific aspects of energy markets, such as supply, demand, transportation and storage for natural gas, NGLs, crude oil and LNG.
Due to capacity constraints, advance registration is required. Industry may register at this link. Accredited media, with proof of press accreditation and business card, may attend as Platts media guests with advance registration by contacting Kathleen Tanzy at 212-904-2860 or Kathleen_tanzy@platts.com.
Bentek Energy collects and organizes market data on natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil markets from thousands of sources worldwide and transforms the data into actionable intelligence and key market insights. It provides a full range of products including daily market reports, online applications, comprehensive studies, consulting engagements and retainer services. Bentek Energy was acquired by Platts in 2011.
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