Law Seminars International Presents

An Advanced Two-Day Conference on

LNG Development

in the Northeast

December 5 & 6, 2005
Hyatt Regency Boston in Boston, MA
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Who Should Order Homestudy

Attorneys, state and local government officials and staff, managers and technical staff from the gas industry

Why Order

Demand for natural gas continues to grow as a primary heat source, a replacement for other fuels and for generation of electricity. The price for natural gas supplies has been volatile, and many gas distribution utilities and large wholesale gas purchasers are looking for more stable pricing, increased supply and reduced transportation costs.††Increasing†liquefied natural gas†imports†provides a† means to†diversify and increase the†Northeast†region's supply without adding significant new pipeline infrastructure.††A number of energy companies†are pursuing LNG projects that would serve the region. This seminar will provide critical information about the increasing demand for†natural gas,†the role†of LNG†in meeting that demand,†the prospects for†new projects proposed to serve the region,†the†complexities of the LNG supply chain,†state and federal†government agency regulatory issues, safety and security for LNG facilities, and the commercial†arrangements necessary to deliver LNG from its source to US customers. ~ Program Co-Chairs: Dianne R. Phillips, Esq. and Randolph Q. McManus, Esq.

What You Will Learn

- The History and Evolution of LNG in Energy Markets - The Future of LNG in the Northeast - The LNG Supply Chain State and Federal Regulatory Issues - Financing LNG Terminals - Regional Challenges for the 21st Century - LNG Dealmaking - Safety and Security - An LNG Case Study

What Attendees Said

~ The seminar was one of the best ones that I have attended over the years ~ A productive, good day ~ The speakers were clearly knowledgeable ~ Thank you for bringing high quality speakers to this conference ~ "The seminar was one of the best ones that I have attended over the years" Mark Whitlow


Monday, December 05, 2005

8:30 am Introduction & Overview
  Randolph Q. McManus, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Baker Botts LLP / Washington, DC
  Dianne R. Phillips, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Holland & Knight LLP / Boston, MA
8:45 am LNG and Its Rising Demand: The History and Evolution of LNG in the Energy Marketplace
  The Global trade; traditional suppliers and buyers; emerging suppliers and purchasers; role of LNG in U.S. natural gas markets; current U.S. LNG terminal facilities; LNG vs. competing fuels and natural gas supplies; advantages and disadvantages
  Randolph Q. McManus, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Baker Botts LLP / Washington, DC
9:30 am The Future of LNG in the Northeast
  The role of LNG in the Northeast; a discussion of proposed projects (i.e. Weaver's Cove, Providence, New Brunswick, off shore projects); proposed sources of LNG supply for the Northeast; predictions for the future of LNG in the Northeast
  Gordon Shearer, Chief Executive Officer
Weaver's Cove Energy / Fall River, MA
  William S. Cooper, III, Esq.
Hunton & Williams LLP / Washington, DC
  The Hon. Len Fasano, Senator, 34th District
State of Connecticut / New Haven, CT
11:00 am Break
11:15 am The LNG Supply Chain
  Discussion of the LNG process and technology; exploration and production of natural gas; liquefaction; shipping; storage and regasification at receiving terminals; delivery to customers
  Phillip Ribbeck, Director, LNG North America
Repsol YPF / Houston, TX
12:00 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm Important Federal Regulatory Issues Affecting LNG Development
  The role and authority of FERC; FERC preemption over state agencies; federal regulatory policy regarding LNG development
  Lynn R. Coleman, Esq.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP / Washington, DC
2:15 pm Tribal LNG Projects
  Potential effects of LNG development on treaty rights and tribal environmental concerns; prospects for tribal involvement in LNG development
  William H. Dale, Esq., Member
Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry / Portland, ME
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm The Legal and Practical Aspects of LNG Dealmaking Along the LNG Supply Chain
  Contracting strategies that attorneys and industry representatives need to know to create the many legal relationships involved in LNG projects including construction of LNG facilities, supply contracts, shipping contracts and more
  Mark C. Kalpin, Esq.
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP / Boston, MA
4:00 pm Financing LNG Terminals
  The legal perspective on financing LNG projects; tips for contracting; possible financing options
  Chad Mills, Esq.
Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP / Houston, TX
  The Wall Street perspective; understanding lender requirements in project financing
  Peter N. Rigby, Director of Utilities, Energy & Project Finance
Standard & Poor's / Washington, DC
5:30 pm Reception for Faculty and Attendees Sponsored by Baker Botts LLP and Holland + Knight LLP

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

8:30 am Key Panel: State Regulatory Perspectives on LNG: Regional Challenges for the 21st Century
  Michael T. Caljouw, Esq.
Holland & Knight LLP / Boston, MA
  The Hon. William M. Flynn, Chairman
New York State Department of Public Service / Albany, NY
  The Hon. Robert W. Keating, Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy / Boston, MA
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Safety and Security Issues: LNG in the Post-9/11 World
  Maritime Safety & Security Overview: The record of the global LNGindustry; safety concerns for LNG terminals - separating fact from fiction; Maritime legislation, regulations and standards.
  Dennis L. Bryant, Esq.
Holland & Knight LLP / Washington, DC
  Security issues: The Maritime Transportation Security Act; roles of the Coast Guard, Dept. of Homeland Security, FERC and state agencies
  Mary Landry, Chief, Marine Safety Division, First Coast Guard District,
USGC Marine Safety Office / East Providence, RI
  Safety issues: The record of the global LNG industry; safety concerns for LNG terminals - separating fact from fiction; LNG safety related legislation, regulations and standards; safety exclusion zones
  Francis J. Katulak, Senior Vice President, Operations
Distrigas of Massachusetts LLC / Everett, MA
12:15 pm LNG Case Study
  A thorough discussion of an LNG project that incorporates the various topics discussed in the program; lessons learned
  David Manning, Executive Vice President & Chief Environmental Officer
KeySpan / Brooklyn, NY
1:00 pm Adjourn


There is a $25 cancellation fee for Course Materials orders and $50 for Homestudy orders

Continuing Education Credits

This program qualifies for 11 WA CLE credits and 11 TX CLE credits. On request, we will apply for CLE credits in other states and other types of credits.


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Faculty Bios

Randolph Q. McManus, Program Co-Chair, is a partner with Baker Botts LLP. He concentrates on transactional and regulatory work and energy-related litigation for a wide range of clients. He has represented and advised electric utilities, merchant energy companies, energy marketers and traders, project developers and project lenders and investors, liquefied natural gas importers, and LNG terminal owners in regulatory, commercial, and litigation matters.

Dianne R. Phillips, Program Co-Chair, is a partner with Holland & Knight LLP. She concentrates her practice in litigation, regulatory, energy, and environmental law. As former Assistant General Counsel for Tractebel LNG North America LLC, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Distrigas of Massachusetts LLC, she was involved in all aspects of regulatory compliance for the nation's oldest, continuously operating LNG import terminal located in Everett, Massachusetts.

Dennis L. Bryant is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP. His practice primarily involves national and international maritime, regulatory, and environmental matters. As an attorney with the U.S. Coast Guard he formulated service policy with regard to Law of the Sea issues, and the negotiation of international agreements related to the Coast Guard.

Michael T. Caljouw is Senior Counsel in the Government section of Holland & Knight LLP. His primary area of practice is Public Policy & Regulations and he has wide experience developing and implementing policy and legal strategies for executive branch departments within Massachusetts.

Lynn R. Coleman, partner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, handles a wide variety of energy transactions, regulatory proceedings and complex litigation. He has extensive experience dealing with oil, gas, electric, coal and nuclear energy issues, including the negotiation of commercial agreements for large oil and gas transactions, oil and gas field development, pipeline development, liquefied natural gas projects, production sharing contracts, foreign concessions and economic regulatory transactions.

William S.Cooper. III, Hunton & Williams LLP, focuses his practice on issue advocacy before Congress, Executive Branch officials and federal agencies on energy-related matters. Mr. Cooper served as counsel to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, with emphasis on energy issues, particularly oil and gas. Mr. Cooper was recently named executive director of the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas.

William H. Dale, Member, Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry, concentrates his practice in all aspects of municipal and land use law. Prior to joining the firm, Bill served as corporation counsel for the City of South Portland and as assistant city solicitor for the City of Bangor.

Senator Len Fasano, Connecticut 34th District, was named chairman of the Long Island Sound Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Task Force in September of 2005 by Governor M. Jodi Rell. Governor Rell singed Executive Order No. 9 in August, creating the task force whose aim is to study the potential environmental, public health, economic, and security implications of an LNG facility currently being proposed by Broadwater Energy to be placed in Long Island Sound.

The Hon. William M. Flynn was nominated to be Chairman of the New York State Public Service Commission by Governor George E. Pataki on January 24, 2003 and confirmed by the Senate on February 4, 2003. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Flynn served as President of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Mark C. Kalpin, Senior Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, regularly advises real estate development, manufacturing and energy industry clients on project development activities, environmental permitting and compliance requirements, the remediation of contaminated properties, the negotiation of energy supply agreements and facility construction contracts, and the defense of environmental enforcement actions.

Francis J. Katulak is Senior Vice President of Operations for Distrigas of Massachusetts, LLC. He is responsible for Operations, Plant Maintenance activities, Engineering, Construction, Regulatory Compliance, Safety, Security, Environmental Affairs and is responsible for the overall management of the Everett LNG Terminal.

The Hon. Robert W. Keating, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy, is on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Chairman of the DoE/NARUC LNG Partnership and Past Chairman of the NARUC Gas Committee. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) He also is a member of the National Petroleum Council, appointed by the Secretary of Energy.

Captain Mary E. Landry is Chief of the Marine Safety and Security Division in the Coast Guard'ís 1st District headquartered in Boston, MA. From 2002-2005 as Commanding Officer of Marine Safety Office Providence, Rhode Island, her unit worked as a cooperating agency with FERC for both the Weavers Cove and Keyspan LNG applications.

David Manning is Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and the Chief Environmental Officer for KeySpan, a holding company that was created in 1998 when Brooklyn Union merged with the Long Island Lighting Company. Mr. Manning is responsible for public affairs, government relations, internal and external communications, community development, corporate brand strategy and environmental policy and operations.

Chad Mills, partner, Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP focuses his practice in the area of energy transactions, with a particular focus on energy project development and finance, mergers and acquisitions involving energy companies and assets, liquefied natural gas (LNG) transactions, and physical and derivative transactions involving natural gas and power.

Phil Ribbeck, director, LNG North America for Repsol YPF, manages project development, LNG and natural gas marketing and trading. Formally with Amoco and BP, he was an integral member of the team that developed the Atlantic LNG of Trinidad and Tobago project. He is currently Chairman of Canaport LNG Limited Partnership.

Peter N. Rigby is a Director of Utilities, Energy and Project Finance at Standard & Poor's where he is one of the firm's principal contacts for new ratings in energy and project finance.

Gordon Shearer, CEO, Weaver's Cove Energy, spent 13 years as the CEO of Cabot LNG Corporation and has extensive experience in LNG project development and implementation.