Blockchain and Natural Gas Markets: US CFTC, BP, Intercontinental Exchange, Ernst & Young Debate Industry Impact at Alpha Insight's Blockchain in Natural Gas Conference

Houston, TX,  BP, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Ernst & Young, The North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) and others will meet next week to discuss how blockchain’s distributed ledger technology could be adopted into the natural gas trade cycle. This will take place at the Blockchain in Natural Gas Trading conference, to be held December 6, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston. The conference website is

“This conference is unique, focusing specifically on how blockchain might be used to increase natural gas transaction and settlement speed, foster greater market transparency and save companies money,” says Howard Walper, Principal at Alpha Insight LLC, the company organizing this event. “The potential efficiency benefits have market participants, as well organizations such as exchanges, price reporting agencies and federal regulators, taking a hard look at what they need to do to adapt.”

Featured speakers include: George Pullen, Senior Economist, Division of Market Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Melissa Ratnala, COO ICE Trade Vault & ICE eConfirm, Intercontinental Exchange and Laura McGourty, Technology Associate, Blockchain Center of Expertise, Digital Innovation Organization, BP. Other speakers include: representatives from Ernst & Young, Ondiflow, ARM Energy, Bracewell, Big Data Energy Services, E2E Working Group, Accenture, Data Gumbo, Benson Commodities,, Limitless Crypto Investments, DTCC, S&P Global Platts, EVC Insights and KWA Analytics.

The Blockchain in Natural Gas Trading Conference is the only event that brings together industry participants, regulators and solutions providers to focus on the challenges and opportunities of implementing blockchain technology in the natural gas markets.

Alpha Insight LLC produces high-quality conferences, training and community-based marketing solutions for the energy and technology sectors.


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