Energy Law

Tips and Tricks to Understanding Energy Industry Financials

October 14, 2021

Webinar begins at 12:30 pm Central

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MCLE Credit available

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Duration: 1 hour

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What is a basis differential? Is there a global market for gas like for oil? What is a Form 2? In this webinar, Dr. Laura T. W. Olive, Associate Director at NERA Economic Consulting, will answer these questions and more in this session covering some key areas in understanding the oil, gas, and electricity industries from the perspective of an economist. Dr. Olive will provide an overview of the important price indicators in the global oil market, describe why the gas market is different, and give you some useful resources to find any financial and operating information reported to regulated utilities in the US.

Webinar begins at 12:30 pm Central
Duration: 1 hour


Laura T.W. Olive, Ph.D.
Associate Director
NERA Economic Consulting
Boston, MA

Dr. Olive is an Associate Director in NERA’s Global Energy Practice, based in Boston. She specializes in the economics of energy and transport firm with experience in those sectors around the world. She has nearly a decade of experience in analyzing the regulation and economics of energy and transport including gas, liquefied natural gas, oil, petroleum products, electricity, pipelines and rail industries. She has extensive experience in the economics of many facets of energy markets including the value of oil and gas assets (including LNG) from exploration and production to gathering, transport to market, marketing, and distribution. Dr. Olive earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Northeastern University in 2013, specializing in Industrial Organization, where she studied regulation, competition and market structure in infrastructure-intensive industries. 

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