Gas Utilization Topical Conference Keynote Speech Luncheon

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:00pm-1:30pm CDT

This luncheon will include a keynote presentation made by Joseph Cho, Vice President of SK E&S.

Beyond Implications on a Golden Age of Natural Gas in Korea 

Joseph Cho, Vice President of SK E&S

South Korea is one of the top energy importers in the world where relies on fuel imports for about 97% of its primary energy demand because the country lacks domestic energy reserves. In 2013, the country was the second-largest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) just behind Japan, and the fifth-largest net importer of total petroleum and other liquids. South Korea has no international oil or natural gas pipelines and relies exclusively on tanker shipments of LNG and crude oil. However, 27 years after importing the first LNG cargo from Indonesia in November 1986, Korea opened a Golden Age of natural gas by importing more than 40 MTPA of LNG in 2013.

This special speech focuses on providing Korea’s structural driving forces of Golden Age of natural gas. It shares the importance of energy security and cost competitiveness in energy supply system. The following will also be addressed in the speech:

  • Unique gas supply system without storage and pipelined natural gas;
  • Impact of Korean LNG purchase at spot markets on LNG marketing prices;
  • Policy and strategy to lower LNG price and secure the supply;
  • The future and a role of natural gas in order to obtain the country’s sustainable growth.

This luncheon is priced at $45 and advanced registration is required.  If you haven't yet registered for the meeting, you can add this ticketed event when you register.  If you have already registered for the meeting, please call Customer Service at 800-242-4363 or 203-702-7660 (outside of US) to add this event referencing item #302.

Joseph H. Cho

Joseph H. Cho is a Sr. Technology Consultant for SK E&S gas and power projects. Over 30 years of experience in process design, project engineering and management on LNG value chain. Currently he is working for developing LNG projects associated with power plants to ensure that the projects are financeable and reliable to minimize uncertainties involved in each development stage. He is directly responsible for technology and risk management of all gas and power projects of the company.

He is a registered professional engineer at Texas Board. He was involved in process design of...Read more