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GMRC is a subsidiary of the SGA founded in 1952 to provide its member companies and industry with the benefits of an applied research and technology program directed toward improving reliability and cost effectiveness of the design, construction, and operation of mechanical and fluid systems.

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Now Available – Natural Gas Champions Online Training


SGA is revising the art of verbal persuasion and energizing an industry through the Natural Gas Champions training program. This unique course is a result of a collection of industry leaders' vision to harness the power of knowledge sharing and evaluate the sentiment of conversation about the future of energy in this country.

For more information, please contact Nicolle Billmyre.

Whether you’re already a member or considering SGA membership, you can purchase the learning module at any time here.

 

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Introduction to Ratemaking- Virtual workshop 

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ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

This 1.5-day course will introduce the student to the ratemaking process as it pertains to the natural gas industry. It is important that individuals working in the natural gas industry gain an understanding of this process since almost everyone in the industry has some impact on rates. 

 

Learning Objectives: 

The first day provides information on the basic components of the rate process from the pipeline and LDC perspective, including fundamentals of the ratemaking process such as:

  • Rate of return issues
  • Mock rate case exercises
  • Revenue requirements
  • Cost of service issues
  • Rate design components
  • Regulatory considerations
  • Future trends in ratemaking

The day concludes with an interactive group exercise, the Van Go Transportation Company, which illustrates issues companies face when structuring their rates and determining if services are fixed, variable, or both.

The second day of the workshop provides an opportunity for participants to apply the information received the previous day in a series of case studies and role-playing exercises. The Ratemaking Game - a set of case studies based on actual rate cases - divides participants into role-playing groups comprised of gas company representatives, commissioners, consumer advocates and interveners

 
 

Attendees will receive 12 Professional Development Hours

 

 

Who Should Attend 

  • Rate Analysts (two years or less) from LDC, transmission, or gas supply marketing companies
  • Non-rate professionals from any department who would benefit from a broad understanding of the rate process, including: Operations, Government Relations, Marketing, Public Affairs, Accounting, Engineering, and other departments

 

When & Where 

October 21, 2020 |8:00 am - 4:30 pm central time| VIRTUAL

October 22, 2020 |8:00 am - 12:00 pm central time| VIRTUAL

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $750

Non-Member: $925 

*When using a credit card, a 4% convenience fee is added.

Registration is now closed

 

 

 

Experienced Instructor:  

Mark Caudill

Mark Caudill, Attorney at Law, Mark D. Caudill, LLC

Mark Caudill is an attorney with more than 30 years of energy utility regulatory, legal, and management experience, including work before numerous state commissions and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). Mark has served natural gas distribution companies, interstate pipelines, and producers; electric distribution companies, transmission companies, and generators; energy marketers; and financial institutions that fund utility-related transactions. Based in the Atlanta metropolitan area, Mark is currently admitted to the Georgia and Alabama state bars. He works with companies and their local attorneys in matters regarding regulated markets. His clients include some of the leading energy companies in North America

 

 

  

Refund policy

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C" when cancellation is needed. 

 

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

HR Forum:  Employment Labor Law Session Webinar

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about this webinar:

This is an opportunity for all those interested in learning more about employment law and how to navigate the changes in your organization. Whether you are a seasoned HR professional or a new leader, you will want to gain insight into the current legal updates. 

  

Learning Objectives:

  • COVID-19's impact, with a focus on the FFCRA and the ADA
  • The interplay between the FMLA and the ADA
  • Recent Supreme Court decision regarding sexual orientation and transgender employees
  • Legalization on marijuana and the use of CBD and the impact on your workplace

 

Attendees will receive 2 Professional Development Hours

 

Who Should Attend:

HR leaders, management professionals, anyone interested in learning more about these ever-evolving changes in employment law.

 

When & Where: 

September 21, 2020 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am central

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $50

Non-Member: $100

*When using a credit card, a 4% convenience fee is added.

 Registration is now closed. 

 

 

Experienced Instructor: 

 

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Evan T. Priestle, Associate, Taft Stettinius & Hollister Law Firm

Evan counsels and represents both public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. His experience includes representing all manner of clients in lawsuits and administrative charges involving race, sex, age and disability discrimination, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Evan has jury trial experience in both state and federal courts. He regularly counsels clients regarding employment agreements, severance agreements, employee handbooks, and litigation-avoidance strategy.

Evan’s experience also includes representing both public and private universities and colleges on various matters, with a particular focus on Title IX litigation and compliance.

Before joining the firm, Evan clerked for the Honorable William O. Bertelsman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the Honorable Melba D. Marsh of the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

Evan graduated with a bachelor of business administration from the University of Cincinnati and earned his J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. While in law school, he was associate editor of Northern Kentucky Law Review and graduated summa cum laude.

 

 

REFUND POLICY:

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C"  when cancellation is needed.

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

Natural Gas Scheduling 101 Webinar

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about this webinar:

In this webinar, you will learn how physical natural gas is scheduled and allocated, and how to use a pipeline’s electronic bulletin board to find information.

  

Learning Objectives:

  • Nominations cycles
  • Receipts and deliveries
  • Nominations and their components
  • OFOs and Critical Days
  • Balancing
  • Allocations
  • Storage
  • Capacity Release
  • Pipeline EBBs
  • Pipeline Tariffs

 

Attendees will receive 1.5 Professional Development Hours

 

Who Should Attend:

New natural gas schedulers, new physical natural gas traders, or anyone wanting to learn about the physical movement of natural gas.

 

 

When & Where: 

September 29, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am central

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $50

Non-Member: $100

*When using a credit card, a 4% convenience fee is added.

Registration is now closed. 

 

 

Experienced Instructor: 

 

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Brady Gould

Mr. C. Brady Gould has been Natural Gas Scheduling Manager of Natural Gas Business Unit (NGBU) of Duke Energy since March 1, 2018. As Manager of Natural Gas Scheduling, Mr. Gould ensures the timely, accurate and valid deliveries of over 387 million dekatherms of gas is supplied to 5 different states on 9 pipelines and utilizing 14 different storage facilities in order to meet the needs of over 1.5 million customers. In addition, Mr. Gould for the past three years has led the NGBU project to replace 5 Legacy Commercial Gas Supply applications used by Accounting, Billing, Scheduling, Trading, Contract Management and Transportation Customers into one, all encompassing, application.

Prior to joining the NGBU, Mr. Gould worked a Senior Natural Gas Scheduler for Piedmont Natural Gas from 2013 to 2018 and at Hess Corporation from 2004 to 2013.

Mr. Gould received his Bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University in 1993. Following graduation became the Assistant Coach of the University of New Hampshire Men’s Rowing and then and Rutgers University Lightweight Men’s Rowing. Mr. Gould served as a Captain in United States Marine Corps 1998 – 2004.

 

 

REFUND POLICY:

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C"  when cancellation is needed.

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.

 

 

Introduction to Natural Gas Midstream Facilities and Operations virtual workshop

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about this workshop:

This one-day virtual workshop provides natural gas professionals with an introduction to facilities and operations within the midstream segment of the natural gas industry. Non-technical descriptions of equipment and processes employed to gather, treat and process gas in order to render it commercially acceptable and to transport, store and trade the commodity prior to delivery to consumers are provided.

 

Topics Covered:

  • Gas Industry segments and US supplies of natural gas
  • Separation of gas at the wellhead
  • Gathering of gas (measurement, composition analysis and transport)
  • Gas treating (acid and sour gas, dehydration)
  • Gas processing (NGL recovery, ethane recovery/rejection)
  • NGL transportation, fractionation (US markets and exports)
  • Transportation of gas (gas transmission pipeline facilities: operations, P/L integrity, changes in flow patterns)
  • Gas commodity location basis differential and implications
  • Transportation of gas (LNG)
  • Underground storage of gas
  • Exports of gas
  • Wholesale gas sales, deliveries to consumers and commodity price hedging
  • Produced water handling (new midstream entities)

 

 

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the size, source and disposition of US natural gas supplies including domestic production, imports, consumption and exports
  • Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of what physically happens to natural gas after it leaves the well on its journey to consumers
  • Be able to identify and describe the services provided by gas midstream entities and how fees for such services are established
  • Be able to identify and explain the relationship between midstream entities and both gas producers and gas consumers
  • Be able to differentiate between entities charging market-based rates and rate-regulated entities and between entities bearing commodity price risk and those that do not

 

Attendees will receive 7 Professional Development Hours

 

Who Should Attend:

Any relatively new employee of a gas industry entity and experienced gas industry professionals (administrative, financial, operations, legal, marketing, and other disciplines) seeking to broaden their understanding of the gas midstream segment.

 

 

When & Where: 

September 22, 2020 | 08:00 am - 4:00 pm central

 

Registration fees (open to the public) :

Member: $395

Non-Member: $450

*When using a credit card, a 4% convenience fee is added.

Registration is now closed. 

 

 

Experienced Instructor: 

 

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J.Richard Moore

Richard Moore has more than 40 years of experience in the energy industry including jobs in both regulated and unregulated segments of this industry.  He has held senior management positions in oil and gas exploration and production companies, interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines, gas and electric utilities as well as natural gas gathering, processing and marketing companies.

Mr. Moore previously served on the Board of Directors of the Gas Processors Association and has held a position as adjunct faculty in the economics department at Richland College in Dallas.  He serves as faculty for the Utility Executive Course at the University of Idaho and the Legislative Energy Horizons Institute of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region as well as the Professional Development Institute at the University of North Texas and has been a speaker on energy topics for the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

 

 

REFUND POLICY:

This event follows the SGA Cancellation Policy "C"  when cancellation is needed.

 

For registration Information Please Contact Member Services

For content Information Please Contact Learning & Professional Development.