Gas Utility Fundamentals + Insights – Southwest Gas (Nov 01)

This program provides utility and service company employees with a broad understanding of how the gas utility industry works, as well as with a better awareness of their own roles within their organizations. Designed for new, seasoned and emerging employees, participants will explore the critical issues affecting the gas industry and the interaction between utilities and their stakeholders. This program is offered biannually as a general session for individual registrations. Additionally, it is offered with a customizable curriculum and hosted regularly by WEI member companies in order to address their specific organizational needs and provide a unique, individualized training experience for their employees.

General Details

  • Program Location
  • Southwest Gas Corporation
  • 5241 Spring Mountain Road
    Las Vegas, NV 89150
  • Who Should Attend
  • Whether your organization has employees who are new to the gas industry, individuals who could benefit from business acumen associated with their field, or a need for participation in a forum focused around contemporary topics affecting the energy industry – WEI encourages you to contribute and learn.

    • Experienced professional who are newly hired into the energy industry• Seasoned energy employees who have only been in one or two areas for much of their careers
    • Identified early career high performers who should fast-track their understanding of the industry
    • Service company employees who benefit from understanding the history, issues and emerging issues facing energy companies

  • Registration Options
  • Registration for the the upcoming Gas Utility Fundamentals + Insights that will be held in Portland on October 10, 2018, which is open to all utilities and service companies, is available here.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Not Applicable
  • Participation Policy
  • Registration for this course is limited to employees of Southwest Gas only.
  • For more information contact Beverly Woolf, Program Manager at (503) 688-2790.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Participant Introductions

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Natural Gas Industry Overview

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM


9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Natural Gas Consumption

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How Utilities Make Money

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gas Operations

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM


2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Regulations and Safety

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Emerging Issues

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Q&A and Wrap-Up

Meet The Speakers

Vaughn Shosted

Self Employed

Instructor, Gas Utility Fundamentals + Insights
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Vaughn retired from Dominion Energy in 2018 as Vice President of Operations after 43 years. He has 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Has been married to his wife, Nancy for 42 years.