National Fuel's CEO Discusses F1Q2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

National Fuel Gas Co. ( NFG)

F1Q2012 Earnings Conference Call

February 3, 2012 11:00 AM ET

Executives

Timothy Silverstein – Director of Investor Relations

Dave Smith – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Ron Tanski – President and Chief Operating Officer

Matt Cabell – Senior Vice President and President, Seneca Resources Corporation

Dave Bauer – Principal Finance Officer and Treasurer

Analysts

Andrea Sharkey – Gabelli & Company

Kevin Smith – Raymond James & Associates

Craig Shere – Tuohy Brothers

Carl Kirst – BMO Capital Markets

Timm Schneider – Citigroup

John Abbott – Pritchard Capital Partners

Mark Barnett – Morningstar

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the first quarter 2012 National Fuel Gas Company earnings conference call. My name is Fab, and I will be your operator for today.

At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes. I would now like to turn the conference over to your host for today, Mr. Timothy Silverstein, Director of Investor Relations. Please proceed.

Timothy Silverstein

Thank you, Deb, and good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us on today's conference call for a discussion of last evening's earnings release. With us on the call from National Fuel Gas Company are Dave Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ron Tanski, President and Chief Operating Officer and Dave Bauer, Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer. Joining us from Seneca Resources Corporation is Matt Cabell, President. At the end of the prepared remarks, we will open the discussion to questions.

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