Speeches and Events

Upcoming

Interstate Pipeline Regulatory Committee Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana
(October 15, 2014)
Bill Cooper, CLNG’s president, will present an overview of liquefied natural gas globally and discuss the Department of Energy policy debate.

National Oil & Gas Royalty Conference
Royal Sonesta West Loop
Houston, Texas
(November 3-4, 2014)
CLNG President Bill Cooper will give a luncheon presentation Nov. 3, where he will discuss the status and developments in U.S. LNG exports, permitting and economics.

Gas Shipping North America
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Greenway Plaza
Houston, Texas
(November 9-10, 2014)
The Gas Shipping North America conference will delve into current natural gas shipping issues including the widening of the Panama Canal, floating gas operations and new global gas trading routes. The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas is a supporting association of the conference.

Past

2014

North American Gas Forum
Washington, D.C.
(September 28-30, 2014)
The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas was a supporting association for the North American Gas Forum. Bill Cooper, CLNG’s president, chaired a panel on U.S. LNG exports.

Joint Hearing of Texas Energy Resources Committee and Committee on International Trade & Government Affairs
McAllen, Texas
(September 26, 2014)
CLNG President Bill Cooper gave a presentation on the basics of natural gas supply and U.S. LNG exports at a joint committee hearing for the Texas state legislature. Members from the Texas Energy Resources Committee and Texas Committee on International Trade & Government Affairs attended.

Potomac Research Group Energy Conference
New York, New York
(September 22, 2014)
CLNG’s Bill Cooper participated in a panel discussion on the regulatory process for U.S. LNG exports.

Canada LNG Export Conference
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(September 16-18, 2014)
Bill Cooper, the Center for LNG’s president, chaired the Canada LNG Export Conference. The conference brought together government, operations, investment and engineering leaders to discuss Canada’s LNG export future.

24th Annual Pacific Northwest Economic Region Summit
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
(July 20-24, 2014)
CLNG President Bill Cooper spoke on North American LNG exports at the July 21 opening ceremonies and breakfast. The summit addressed economic policy issues impacting the U.S. states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington, and the western Canadian provinces.

LNG Fuelled Tugs and Barges Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana
(July 10-11, 2014)
The Center for LNG was a supporting association for the LNG Fuelled Tugs and Barges Conference, where industry professionals, including operators, regulators, designers and LNG suppliers, met to discuss the viability of LNG as a marine fuel.

Natural Gas for Off Road Applications Conference
Houston, Texas
(June 16-18, 2014)
The Natural Gas for Off Road Applications Conference explored issues and opportunities in transitioning marine, mining, drilling and rail applications to run on natural gas. CLNG’s president, Bill Cooper, chaired the overall conference, as well as the LNG for Marine track. CLNG acted as a supporting association for the Natural Gas for Off Road Applications Conference.

Energy Bar Association Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting
Long Island City, New York
(June 12, 2014)
Center for LNG President Bill Cooper spoke on a panel on LNG exports. The Energy Bar Association program explored trends and emerging issues in energy, with a focus on the Northeast region.

FERC Public Comment Meeting on Cove Point
Lusby, Maryland
(May 31, 2014)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission heard oral public comments on the Environmental Assessment and General Conformity Determination for the Cove Point Liquefaction Project. Bill Cooper, CLNG’s president, delivered oral comments at the meeting.

MARAD’s Second National Maritime Strategy Symposium
Washington, D.C.
(May 6, 2014)
CLNG President Bill Cooper delivered a lunch keynote speech at the Maritime Administration’s Second Maritime Strategy Symposium. The symposium brought together public and marine transportation stakeholders to inform U.S. national maritime strategy.

LNG Export USA 2014: Global Buyer Congress
Houston, Texas
(April 29-30, 2014)
The Center for Liquefied Natural Gas was a supporting association for the LNG Export USA 2014: Global Buyer Congress, the only LNG congress focused specifically on connecting U.S. supply with international demand. The conference gathered some of the most senior strategically-positioned LNG executives and key international buyers from Asia, Europe and Latin America.

LNG Fuel Forum North America Conference
Miami, Florida
(March 6-7, 2014)
The LNG Fuel Forum North America Conference is specifically dedicated to the use of LNG as a fuel for ships. The Center for LNG served as a supporting association for the conference.

American Public Gas Association (APGA) Gas Supply Conference
Tempe, Arizona
(January 28-29, 2014)
CLNG President Bill Cooper gave a presentation on LNG exports during the morning session on Jan. 29.

Platts Caribbean Energy
Miami, Florida
(January 20, 2014)
CLNG’s Bill Cooper presented a speech on the status of U.S. LNG exports permitting.

LNG 360° Forum – Latin America & Caribbean
Houston, Texas
(January 14-16, 2014)
CLNG President Bill Cooper chaired the conference, which explored current and future LNG project developments and the demand for diversification throughout Latin America and the Caribbean region.

2013

U.S. Senate Natural Gas Caucus
Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.
(December 6, 2013)
CLNG’s president, Bill Cooper, discussed the regulatory structure for LNG exports to Senate staff.

Canada LNG Export Forum Webinar
Virtual
(November 19, 2013)
CLNG President Bill Cooper moderated a Gastech webinar panel entitled “Capitalizing on Canadian LNG Export whilst Promoting a Sustainable Economy.”

World Shale Oil & Gas Conference
Houston, Texas
(November 4-7, 2013)
CLNG’s president, Bill Cooper, spoke on a Nov. 6 panel on LNG’s future within the dynamics of the growing global gas market.

Platts 6th Annual Appalachian Gas Conference
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(October 28-29, 2013)
CLNG President Bill Cooper spoke on the regulatory structure for LNG exports.

Bloomberg Oil and Gas Conference
Houston, Texas
(October 17, 2013)
CLNG’s president, Bill Cooper, participated on a panel entitled “Natural Gas: How Long Can We Stay Here?”

BTIG LNG Roundtable
Houston, Texas
(October 8, 2013)
CLNG’s Bill Cooper participated in a roundtable event discussing the possibility of U.S. LNG exports.

ASBA Cargo Conference
Miami Beach, Florida
(October 2-4, 2013)
Bill Cooper, CLNG’s president, delivered a presentation on the political climate for the U.S. export of natural gas on Oct. 4.

North American Gas Forum
Washington, D.C.
(September 30-October 1, 2013)
CLNG President Bill Cooper chaired a Sept. 30 panel entitled “LNG Exports: Where Will the Road Lead?” The Center for LNG also served as a supporting association for the forum.

Canada LNG Export Forum
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(September 17-19, 2013)
CLNG’s president, Bill Cooper, chaired the conference, which delved into the viability, risk mitigation measures, regulatory landscape and global marketplace for LNG exports from a Canadian perspective.

Financial Research Institute Webcast
Virtual
(June 19, 2013)
CLNG President Bill Cooper gave a presentation about LNG exports during a webinar for natural gas professionals.

LNG for Marine Transportation Conference
Houston, Texas
(June 11-12, 2013)
CLNG’s president, Bill Cooper, moderated a June 11 panel on building collaborative partnerships to match LNG supply with demand.

Mayer Brown 8th Annual Global Energy Conference
Houston, Texas
(May 15, 2013)
CLNG President Bill Cooper spoke on a panel on the global LNG business and emerging U.S. trade policy and regulatory issues.

U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee
Washington, D.C.
(May 8, 2013)
CLNG’s Bill Cooper gave a presentation to U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee staff on LNG exports.

LNG 17
Houston, Texas
(April 16-19, 2013)
LNG 17 was the 17th installment of the world’s largest global gas industry event. Held every three years, this year’s conference was the first held in the United States since LNG 8 in Los Angeles in 1986. CLNG participated in the conference’s exhibition.

Ballard Spahr LLP’s Beyond the News: The Policy Implications of LNG Exports
Washington, D.C.
(April 9, 2013)
CLNG President Bill Cooper spoke on a webinar panel about the policy implications of the U.S. LNG exports opportunity.

American Bar Association’s 42nd Spring Conference on Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
Salt Lake City, Utah
(March 21-23, 2013)
CLNG’s Bill Cooper spoke on LNG end-use infrastructure during a March 22 panel.

Texas House of Representatives International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Hearing on International Energy Trade and Investment
Austin, Texas
(March 18, 2013)
CLNG President Bill Cooper delivered invited testimony on current developments, Department of Energy permitting and economic implications of U.S. natural gas exports.

LNG Fuel Forum North America 2013
Miami, Florida
(February 27-28, 2013)
The LNG Fuel Forum North America 2013 conference covered marine LNG experiences and mapped future plans for LNG bunkering in North America.

Platts 12th Annual Conference on Liquefied Natural Gas
Houston, Texas
(February 12-13, 2013)
CLNG President Bill Cooper spoke on the regulations, policies and politics surrounding LNG exports on a Feb. 12 panel.

Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Winter Workshops on Energy Law
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
(February 10-12, 2013)
CLNG’s Bill Cooper gave a presentation on LNG exports on Feb. 11.

Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference and Exhibition
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(January 29-31, 2013)
CLNG’s president, Bill Cooper, delivered the closing keynote address on LNG exports on Jan. 30.

Capitol Hill Briefing on the Benefits of LNG Exports
Washington, D.C.
(January 24, 2013)
The Center for LNG, small business and labor leaders, Dominion and GE hosted a joint staff briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the benefits of U.S. LNG exports across all industries. Bill Cooper, president of CLNG, moderated the briefing.

LNG 360 Forum – Latin America & Caribbean
Houston, Texas
(January 15-17, 2013)
CLNG President Bill Cooper chaired the conference, which focused on the current developments for LNG in the Americas.

2012

United States Energy Association Briefing on the Department of Energy LNG Exports Study
Washington, D.C.
(December 12, 2012)
CLNG’s president, Bill Cooper, moderated a panel on the DOE-commissioned NERA study on LNG exports. The panel, which featured Charles Ebinger of the Brookings Institution and Tom Choi of Deloitte MarketPointLLC, discussed conclusions and implications of the study.

North America Gas Summit
Washington, D.C.
(November 14-16, 2012)
Bill Cooper, president of CLNG, gave a presentation on LNG exports on Nov. 14.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Scoping Meeting for the Planned Cove Point Liquefaction Project
Lusby, Maryland
(October 9, 2012)
CLNG’s president, Bill Cooper, presented comments in support of LNG exports at a scoping meeting for a proposed liquefaction project.

Governor’s Conference on Energy
Richmond, Virginia
(October 2-4, 2012)
CLNG President Bill Cooper gave a presentation about LNG exports during the Oct. 3 panel entitled “What Do We Do With All This Natural Gas?”

Jobs, Energy Security, and the Economy: The Role Natural Gas Will Play in America’s Future
Forum hosted by Rep. Lee Terry (R – Neb.)
Omaha, Nebraska
(September 24, 2012)
CLNG’s president spoke about LNG exports during a panel discussion about current natural gas issues. The forum featured the viewpoints of numerous energy industry leaders from trade associations, think tanks and private sector companies.

Council of Industrial Boiler Owners – Energy, Environmental and Technical Committee Meetings
Arlington, Virginia
(September 11, 2012)
CLNG President Bill Cooper gave a presentation on the world outlook for liquefied natural gas.

LDC Gas Forum Northeast
Boston, Massachusetts
(June 13, 2012)
CLNG’s president participated on a panel on the export and import of LNG, focusing on the Northeastern United States.

Texas Gas Association Operations and Management Conference
San Marcos, Texas
(June 12, 2012)
CLNG President Bill Cooper delivered a keynote speech entitled “The Case for LNG Export.”

Energy Capital Conference
Houston, Texas
(June 7, 2012)
CLNG’s president gave the spotlight keynote speech on LNG exports and participated in a roundtable discussion on America’s natural gas opportunity.