National Fuel Gas' CEO Discusses F2Q12 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG)

F2Q12 Earnings Call

May 3, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

Tim Silverstein - Director, IR

Dave Smith - Chairman & CEO

David Bauer - Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer

Ron Tanski - President & COO

Matt Cabell - President, Seneca Resources

Analysts

Andrea Sharkey - Gabelli & Company

Holly Stewart - Howard Weil

Tim Schneider - Citigroup

Craig Shere - Tuohy Brothers

Kevin Smith - Raymond James

Presentation

Operator

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

At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will facilitate 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. Tim Silverstein, Director of Investor Relations. And you have the floor, Mr. Silverstein.

Tim Silverstein

Thank you, Jeff 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.

We would like to remind you that today's teleconference will contain forward-looking statements. While National Fuel's expectations, beliefs and projections are made in good faith and are believed to have a reasonable basis, actual results may differ materially. These statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and you may refer to last evening's earnings release for a listing of certain specific risk factors.

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