Background Image

13th Middle East Gas Insiders (MGI) Briefing 2019

Discounts Available for Teams and FGE Clients

The Middle East Gas Insiders Briefing is a premier briefing to help executives build successful strategies in the LNG and natural gas business. MGI will share the latest insights on key developments in the global natural gas and LNG business with an in-depth review of the Asia and Middle East markets.

The intensive two-day briefing will provide a great level of detail on regional and intra-regional gas/LNG trades and highlight key issues on how LNG/gas markets are evolving over the longer term. Participants with background of business development, corporate strategies, investment, market analysis, gas/LNG marketing and sales will benefit from this briefing.


MGI will be taking place during the Middle East Petroleum and Gas Conference 2019 week of events. FGE's 26th Middle East Petroleum Insiders (MPI) Briefing will be taking place on April 6-7, 2018.


  • Day 1: AM Sessions
    Agenda April 10, A.M

    Session 1: Setting the Scene—Oil & Gas/LNG Markets

    • Dr. Fesharaki shares his views on the key issues confronting the global oil and gas business.


    Session 2: Global LNG Market Outlook: New FIDs to take Center Stage in 2019

    • Snapshot of LNG market in 2018: Supply ramp up in Australia and US and strong demand in Asia. FIDs increasing but is it enough?
    • Outlook for long-term LNG supply/demand and discussion on key buyers and procurement patterns driving the global LNG market.
    • Global gas price forecasts and implications for buyers/sellers.
  • Day 1: PM Sessions
    Agenda April 10, P.M

    Session 3: Round Table Session: The Evolving LNG Market: What Does the Future Hold?

    • Topics may include: How are non-pricing terms in LNG contracts evolving? What are creative deal structures in the market? How is demand seasonality evolving? Are renewables a real threat to LNG demand? What are the fuel switching dynamics? What are the prospects for emerging buyers? What do new buyers want? Potential for LNG bunkering: When, where, and how? Small scale LNG: A game changer?


    Session 4: MENA Gas Market: Feast or Famine?

    • How MENA domestic gas supply and demand will grow in the future? Will renewable energies and efficiency gains slow down the gas demand growth?
    • How price reforms can change the consumption patterns in the MENA countries?
    • Why is there a gas supply shortage? Will the MENA gas supply shortage remain a permanent phenomenon?
    • The US sanctions on Iran: What are the implications on regional gas supply/demand balance?
    • When can we expect Iraq to emerge as a large regional gas player?
  • Day 2: AM Sessions
    Agenda April 26, A.M

    Session 5: LNG Market Outlook in Asia: Where is the New Demand?

    • Japan: Buyers are slowly starting to sign new contracts as 35 mmtpa of existing contracts expire over 2019-2025. We provide our views on when JERA will join in.
    • Korea: Outlook for gas balance, discussion on private importers demand outlook and LNG pricing.
    • Taiwan: Independent LNG procurement—what’s new and different from Taiwan’s past LNG imports?
    • China: How will China’s coal-to-gas switching policies shape the nation’s gas demand? Long-term outlook for gas imports: Pipeline vs LNG.
    • India: Key factors that will drive India’s gas/LNG demand growth. Understanding fuel-switching, infrastructural constraints and domestic production in India.
    • New and upcoming LNG importers in Asia: Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Philippines. What are the drivers for gas/LNG demand? Who can buy LNG, and how much can they buy?


    Session 6: Gas Trade in the MENA Region: Will There be a Breakthrough on Regional Trade?

    • How does the gas supply surplus change the LNG export landscape in Egypt, the UAE and Oman?
    • Lifting the gas moratorium from the North Field: Regional and global implications.
    • A review of intra-regional gas trade by pipeline: Will intra-regional pipeline gas supply eliminate MENA incremental LNG imports in the future? How will East Med gas will have an impact on regional LNG supply/demand?
    • MENA LNG export outlook: When will long-term contracts expire and how will MENA LNG suppliers adapt themselves to the new market environment?
    • The MENA LNG market perspectives: Who are the existing and new LNG buyers? What is the long-term outlook for LNG imports into region?


    Session 7: LNG Short-Term Trading

    • How is short-term LNG priced? What are the market dynamics that affect this price?
    • Recent trends in spot/short-term LNG trading and prices.
    • What role does short-term trade play in the East of Suez market?
    • What is the outlook for spot/short-term trading in Asia?
  • Day 2: PM Sessions
    Agenda April 26, P.M

    Session 8: Natural Gas Liquids: Looking Ahead

    • How much more LPG exports should we expect out of the US?
    • Will the growth in Asian LPG imports balance the US exports growth?
    • LPG in bunkers, LPG in power, US ethane for petchems: What is the potential?
    • Condensate production and price outlook.


    Session 9: LNG Shipping, Floating Regasification, and Liquefaction

    • How spot and short-term charter rates have changed in recent years and what are the prospects for a strengthening in these charter rates?
    • Overview of the existing LNG fleet and order books. How many more LNG vessels will be needed to balance the market?
    • Floating storage and regas units (FSRUs) are the preferred option for new LNG receiving terminals, but how many more will be needed? What is the outlook for floating liquefaction?
    • IMO 2020 regulations: What is the implication for LNG bunkering?

Meet our Speakers

Ff Website
Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki
Chairman, FGE

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. FGE is a leading consulting group focusing on the oil and gas markets East of the Suez, Europe, and the United States, with offices in London, Singapore, Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Honolulu, California, and Houston. 

read more


Shasha Fesharaki Website
Mr. Shasha Fesharaki
Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director, FGE USA

Shasha holds an MBA with an emphasis on International Business. He specializes in LNG marketing and pricing, and is responsible for providing buyers and sellers with sourcing and placement strategies for LNG, participating as well in bi-lateral negotiations for LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements.

read more


Siamak Website
Mr. Siamak Adibi
Principal Consultant and Head of Middle East Gas Team, FGE London

Siamak, born in Iran, specializes in the natural gas/LNG business with a focus on the Middle East, North Africa, and CIS countries. He has extensive analytical experience and insights as well as practical experience in the Iranian oil and gas sector for over a decade.

read more



  • How do I register for this event?

    You can register for this event in one of two ways:

      1. Complete the registration form on the back of the brochure and email it to [email protected]
      2. Complete the online registration form


  • Are FGE clients entitled to a discount on registration fees?

    Yes, FGE clients are entitled to a discount on registration fees. Further details of such discounts can be found in the 'Registration Fees' section or the brochure.

  • Are members of the press/media allowed to attend?

    Unfortunately, members of the press/media are not allowed to attend FGE briefings. If there is anything specific you would like to discuss with FGE, including insights on market developments, please contact [email protected].

  • Will I receive a copy of the presentation files? If so, when?

    All attendees will have access to electronic copies (PDF) of the presentation materials. Details of how to access the materials will be provided to attendees one/two days before the event takes place. We advise attendees to take a tablet or laptop with them to our briefings, so they can access the materials there and then.

Event Details

  Where & When

Dubai Festival City,
P.O. Box 45777,
Dubai, UAE

 +971 04 7011111

Date: Wed/Thur April 10-11, 2018

  Registration Fees

FGE Clients: (use promo code FGEJV181 when registering online)

Full Fee - $3,300
Team Fee - $2,950**


Full Fee - $3,900
Team Fee - $3,300** 

MPI Joint Attendance with MPGC:

Non-FGE Clients - $3,600***


**Team Discounts available for second & subsequent delegate from the same company with the same billing address after 22nd February, 2019.
*** Only for non-FGE Clients

Fees are in USD.

Register Online >
  Organiser Details

This event is organised by:

Conference Connection Pte Ltd
135 Middle Road, #5-01 Bylands Buildings
Singapore 188975

 +65 6338 0064

Further Information

If you require additional information on this or any FGE service, including requesting a trial, or you would like to discuss ways in which FGE can assist you further, please contact a member of our sales team:

Mr. Robert Beckmann - Singapore

Head of Business Development
Tel: +65 6222 0045

Email Robert

Mr. Edo Ndeke - London

Business Development Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7726 9570

Email Edo

Mr. Farhan Sulaiman - Singapore

Business Development Manager
Tel: +65 6222 0045

Email Farhan

Mr. Lance Ruxton - London

Business Development Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7726 9570

Email Lance

Mr. TJ Braziel - Houston, TX

Business Development Manager
Tel: +1 (281) 819 1983

Email TJ