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Roger Bounds
Roger Bounds
Royal Dutch Shell PLC
Vice President, Global Gas


Shell companies have operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects.


Roger leads a global team responsible for Shell’s LNG strategy and portfolio, the provision of commercial advice, gas advocacy and communications strategy.   
He was formerly General Manager Global LNG (2010-2012) and prior to that Vice President New Business Development for the Asia Pacific LNG market and Director, Shell Coal Seam Gas (2008 - 2010). In his time with Shell, Roger has been a key player in building Shell’s leading global LNG production, marketing and trading positions.  
Roger holds a Bachelor of Economics and Commerce from Monash University and a Master of Commerce from Melbourne University and worked in the Australian and Victorian Governments before joining Shell in 1993.

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Tuesday - October 11, 2016

As global energy demand rises and with the pressure to transition towards a lower CO2 energy supply, the market for natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to expand. According to a World Energy Council study, unconventionals have now become a global phenomenon with transformative character for the LNG markets: supply diversity and increased competition have led to much greater market depth. . Growing supplies of unconventional gas, led by US shale gas and Australian coal bed methane (CBM) are emerging on the global market as LNG and are transforming the market with dramatic price developments in Asia and beyond. With first LNG deliveries from the US to Asia the impact of the unconventionals revolution is no longer limited to regional markets.



  1. What are the latest key international dynamics on unconventional gas?
  2. How will additional LNG supplies from Australia and the US, possibly Africa, impact LNG prices?
  3. Is the linkage of LNG to oil prices a chapter of the past?
  4. What does it take to ensure effective price discovery in Asia and possibly other regions?

Global dynamics of natural gas and LNG markets