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15th Middle East Gas Insiders (MGI) Briefing 2022

Event Overview

In-Person Briefing - 15 May, 2022

Due to recent developments with the COVID-19 pandemic, FGE has made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming Middle East Petroleum and Gas Briefings due to originally take place this month. We apologise for any inconveniences caused by the postponement and hope that you are able to attend this coming May.

FGE is delighted to announce that our highly valued Middle East Petroleum Insiders (MPI) Briefing will be taking place in Bahrain early next year. After a gap of nearly 20 months since our last in-person briefing took place, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we are thrilled to be scheduling dates for our next face-to-face events.

FGE's 28th Middle East Petroleum Insiders (MPI) Briefing 2022 will be taking place on 18-19 May, 2022Please click here for further details.

MGI 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, and also provides an in-depth review of the Middle East market.

This 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 backgrounds in business development, corporate strategies, investment, market analysis, gas/LNG marketing and sales will benefit from this briefing.


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This briefing will be relevant for people working in:

  • Corporate/strategic planning and government relations
  • Projects, operations and resources
  • New ventures/markets, commercial, and business development
  • Trading, shipping and chartering
  • Marketers and business development managers
  • Contracts and legal managers
  • Research, economics and market analysis
  • Gas and LNG
  • Negotiations and investments
  • Investment strategy
  • Economists, policy makers, corporate planners and analysts
  • Marketing and Business Development Managers

Event Agenda

Session 1

Key Issues Confronting the Global Oil & Gas Markets

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

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman, FGE

Session 2

MENA Gas Market: Beginning of a New Era?

  • How will MENA domestic gas supply and demand develop post-pandemic? How will self-sufficiency strategies impact regional gas balances?
  • Middle East domestic gas prices in a global context. What is a fair price for natural gas in the Middle East?
  • Fuel competition in the MENA power sector and the rising share of renewables. What will be the role of natural gas in the MENA power generation mix through to 2050?
  • MENA countries’ strategies to move toward a carbon neutral world.
  • Shifting policies in gas consuming countries and the impact on gas/LNG investments in the MENA region.
  • MENA Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) and methane emission reduction plans: How far can they go?

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 3

The Evolving Gas/LNG Trade Landscape in the MENA Region

  • Regional gas/LNG trades post-COVID: How have Middle East gas/LNG suppliers adapted to new market changes?
  • Qatar’s North Field LNG Expansion: What are the regional and global implications?
  • How will Qatar’s new LNG pricing strategy affect the regional competition?
  • How will the domestic gas supply surplus change the LNG export landscape in Egypt, the UAE and Oman?
  • A review of intra-regional gas trade by pipeline and its impact on LNG imports in the future: How does Mediterranean gas impact regional LNG supply/demand?
  • What is the long-term outlook for LNG imports into the region?

Speaker: T.B.C.

Session 4

Global LNG Market Outlook: A Bumpy Ride for LNG Suppliers in a Changing World

  • How are high levels of LNG demand growth being met by operating and under-construction projects? How are pre-FID projects holding up against unprecedented challenges after the pandemic, and how much new supply can we expect?
  • Will the energy transition impact global LNG markets and if so, how?
  • Global gas price forecasts and the implications for buyers/sellers.

Speaker: T.B.C.

The organizers reserve the right to alter the content and timings of the agenda.


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Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki


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Mr. Shasha Fesharaki

Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director,

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Dr. Jeff Brown


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Mr Siamak Adibi

Principal Consultant & Head of Middle East Gas Team,
FGE London

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