Day one: Tuesday 22 March 2022

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Speakers:

  • Ralph Griffiths
    Executive Director, Energy Strategy
    Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • Evonne Bennett
    Commercial Director
    Squadron Energy
  • Tim Gould
    Chief Energy Economist
    International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Anna Brakey
    Commissioner, Chair East Coast Gas Market Board
    Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
  • Rob Wheals
    Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
    APA Group
  • Frank Tudor
    Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
    Jemena
  • Ian Davies
    Chief Executive Officer
    Senex Energy
  • David Berman
    Commercial Director
    ExxonMobil Australia
08:00
Registration, coffee and networking

08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Clyde Russell
Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist
Thomson Reuters

ANALYSING THE IMPACT GOVERNMENT POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL TRENDS ON THE GAS SECTOR

09:00
Federal Ministerial update on the domestic gas market

Hon Angus Taylor
Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction
Australian Government (video)

09:10
INTERNATIONAL ADDRESS: Examining LNG and global trends in the gas sector
  • The evolving role of gas as decarbonisation gathers pace
  • Understanding the role of Australian LNG in developing countries in Asia
  • Focus on emissions intensities and ways to reduce them
  • Keeping the gas value chain robust through renewable gases

Tim Gould
Chief Energy Economist
International Energy Agency (IEA) (video)

REGULATORY UPDATE – REGULATION AND REFORM FOR THE DOMESTIC GAS SECTOR

09:40
Update from the ACCC - Gas inquiry 2017-2025
  • Improving the transparency of gas prices in the east coast gas market through netback pricing
  • Walking the tightrope of sufficient East Coast supply and understanding the risks to disruption
  • Overcoming gas affordability issues in the domestic market

Anna Brakey
Commissioner and Chair East Coast Gas Market Board
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

 

10:10
Ministerial update on the Western Australian domestic gas market

The Hon. Bill Johnston
Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Energy and Corrective Services
Western Australian Government (video)

10:20
Implications of the Victorian gas substitution roadmap
  • Detailing the transition pathways and policy mechanisms to achieve emissions reduction while maintaining energy affordability, security, reliability and safety
  • Balancing gas for cooking against the expensive/extensive infrastructure domestic gas requires
  • Examining LNG alternatives and their timelines and practicalities
  • Implications of the AEMC review how rules can accommodate hydrogen and renewable gases

Ralph Griffiths
Executive Director, Energy Strategy
Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

10:50
Morning tea
THE ROLE OF INFRASTRUCTURE IN SECURING FUTURE OF GAS IN THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY

11:20
Supporting a robust and financially secure gas sector with strategic infrastructure
  • Building common-user pipelines to increase the viability of new gas developments
  • Expanding existing pipelines and building gas processing plants to support gas-based industry
  • Providing ample and affordable gas to back up renewable energy and supply manufacturers for the domestic market

Rob Wheals
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
APA Group

 

11:50
Future of the domestic gas industry through the transition to a low carbon energy system
  • Role of gas in supporting the energy transition
  • Repurposing gas infrastructure through an energy transition
  • Keeping gas affordable for customers big and small

Frank Tudor
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Jemena

MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF NET ZERO IN THE DOMESTIC GAS MARKET

12:20
Australia's first LNG import terminal
  • Benefits of the project for the NSW and VIC gas markets
  • Current timelines to first gas flow
  • Supply options for LNG
  • Transitioning to net zero

Evonne Bennett
Commercial Director
Squadron Energy

12:50
Networking lunch

13:50
Meeting the challenge of reducing emissions in the gas industry
  • Transitioning to less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions-intensive fuels
  • Reaching net-zero GHG emissions by 2040 whilst continuing to invest in domestic gas and LNG projects

Ian Davies
Chief Executive Officer
Senex Energy

14:20
PANEL DISCUSSION: Rising ESG pressures: good or bad for the domestic gas sector?
  • How are new ESG pressures manifesting themselves for the gas sector and economy?
  • Can continued use of gas infrastructure reduce emissions at a lower cost than electrifying the services provided by natural gas?
  • How can the gas sector respond to greater carbon accountability and responsibility without undermining viability?

Moderator:

Saul Kavonic
Head of Integrated Energy, Resources and Carbon Research
Credit Suisse

Panellists:

Kristin Raman
Head of Strategy and Innovation
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

Bruce Robertson
Energy Finance Analyst Gas/LNG
Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA)

Jim Snow
Adjunct Professor
University of Queensland Energy Initiative

Dennis Van Puyvelde
Head of Renewable Gas
Energy Networks Australia

15:05
Afternoon tea

15:35
Opportunities for the Gippsland Basin in Australia’s energy transition
  • Leveraging existing facilities to produce more gas for the Australian domestic market
  • Gas supplier update – new developments and their impact
  • The outlook for oil and gas infrastructure

David Berman
Commercial Director
ExxonMobil Australia

RESOLVING TENSION OVER GAS PRICES

16:05
PANEL DISCUSSION: How can users and suppliers move from entrenched warfare over price to something more co-operative?
  • Will a lowering of demand for gas in domestic/energy sector increase costs for gas users?
  • Can LNG producers expect to have sufficient supply to meet their contracts, while withdrawing more gas from the domestic market to export?
  • Can the Gas Industry Voluntary Code of conduct make the supply chain more functional?
  • How can renewable gases compete with renewable electricity’s impact on the gas prices debate?

Moderator:

Mark Samter
Senior Research Analyst
MST Marquee

Panellists:

Ian Davies
Chief Executive Officer
Senex Energy

Phaedra Deckart
Chief Executive Officer
Tas Gas

Paul Evans
Vice President Corporate Affairs
Orica

Ayten Saridas
former Group Chief Financial Officer
Coronado Global Resources

16:50
Closing remarks from the Chair
16:55
FYFE Networking Drinks
18:30
ADGO Dinner

The ADGO event dinner on 22 March is the perfect opportunity to network, unwind and socialise with industry peers during your time in Sydney. Tickets are available for $220 inc GST. Includes drinks and dinner.