Houston Law Professor to Present New LNG Book at LNG 17, USA

Houston Law Professor to Present New LNG Book at LNG17

University of Houston Law Center Professor Susan L. Sakmar launches new LNG book at LNG17 predicting a bright future for LNG as the “glue” linking global gas markets.

Visiting Assistant Professor and Energy Law Scholar Susan L. Sakmar, an expert on global gas markets, will speak at four sessions of LNG 17, the largest global gas conference of the year to be held in Houston April 16-19.

”LNG is the fastest growing segment of the energy market and its role as the ’glue’ linking global gas markets is set to intensify as more and more countries look to LNG to meet growing energy demand with cleaner burning fuels,” said Professor Sakmar.

Professor Sakmar’s new book, Energy for the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges for Liquefied Natural Gas, will be available for order at LNG17. With policymakers around the world increasingly looking to natural gas and LNG to meet the twin challenges of energy security and climate change, her timely book provides critical insights into the opportunities and challenges LNG faces.

Professor Sakmar’s book addresses all facets of the LNG business, including the LNG value chain, the evolution from regional trade to a more globalized LNG market, LNG pricing, contracts and trade, and emerging issues such as the impact of shale gas on global gas markets and the prospects for U.S. and Canadian LNG exports. Her analysis concludes this century will be the ”golden age” of natural gas with LNG serving a critical role in moving gas to market.

”The LNG market over the past five years has evolved into one which is increasingly interconnected as LNG becomes a more globalized, if not quite yet commoditized, product,” Sakmar said. ”With a range of critical emerging issues, from shale gas to U.S. LNG exports, it is becoming increasingly essential for everyone to expand their knowledge about the growing role natural gas and LNG will play in the energy supply mix of the future. My book is intended to provide a broad overview of the dynamic LNG industry and hopefully it will serve as a useful reference for anyone interested in 21st century energy solutions.”

The 17th International Conference and Exhibition on LNG will take place April 16-19 at the George R. Brown Convention Center and is expected to draw more than 5,000 industry professionals from more than 80 countries. Held under the auspices of the International Gas Union (IGU), LNG 17 will be hosted by the American Gas Association (AGA) with numerous sponsors, including the University of Houston, which is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university.

LNG World News Staff, April 11, 2013; Image: law.uh.edu