National Fuel Gas' CEO Discusses Q3 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

National Fuel Gas Company. (NFG)

Q3 2012 Earnings Call

August 3, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

Timothy J. Silverstein – Investor Relations

David F. Smith – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Matthew D. Cabell - Senior Vice President

David P. Bauer - Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer

Analysts

Andrea Sharkey – Gabelli & Company

Kevin A. Smith – Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Mark Rogers – Soroban Capital Partners LLC

Timm Schneider – Citigroup Global Markets

Mark Barnett – Morningstar Inc.

Becca Followill – U.S. Capital Advisors LLC

Carl Kirst – BMO Capital Markets

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the third 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.

Timothy J. 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.

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