• Bringing together the spectrum of stakeholders in the natural gas community

    European Gas Dialogues 2021

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The European Gas Dialogues conference is designed to bring together the spectrum of stakeholders in the European natural gas community for the exchange and sharing of insight and viewpoints on how we can collectively move forward the position of the industry in local, national and global communities. 

The event will take place online between March 3rd and March 11th, 2021 and will tackle a number of important issues impacting the natural gas community.

Available exclusively to NGW Premium Subscribers. If you are not an NGW Premium Subscriber yet, you can subscribe here.

 

Agenda:

March 3, 2021 – 10am CET

Supply competition in Europe’s gas markets 

Europe’s domestic production is declining rapidly which means import dependency is rising. A number of suppliers are well positioned to take advantage of this; Russia, Qatar, US, Norway. New import infrastructure and the gasification of Eastern Europe opens up new markets and increases competition. Who will supply Europe with gas in the short and medium term and will Gazprom’s dominant position be challenged?

Panel:

Armelle Lecarpentier, Cedigaz

Carlos Bernardo Torres Diaz, Rystad Energy

Thierry Bros, Professor SciencesPo/ Member of NGW’s Advisory Board 

Sergiy Makogon, GTSOU

Trevor Sikorski, Energy Aspects

Moderator: Andreas Walstad

 

March 4, 2021 – 10am CET

Gas Market Integration: How liquid are Europe’s hubs?

Liquid hubs are a prerequisite for security of supply and competitive gas prices for industry. The TTF has overtaken the NBP as Europe’s main trading hub and other continental hubs are beginning to show maturity. Will Europe’s hubs benefit from more LNG and new supply routes? And will the implementation of the Third Energy Package and Network Codes boost liquidity further?

Panel:

Patrick Heather, OIES 

Walter Boltz, ACER 

Gordon Bennett, ICE

William Powell, Natural Gas World

Moderator: Andreas Walstad

 

March 9, 2021 – 10am CET

Gas companies go green(er) 

A number of European oil and gas majors have pledged to become net-zero companies by 2050. The question is how, when and if they will achieve this. A huge transition towards offshore wind, hydrogen, biofuels and carbon capture technologies is on the horizon. Where do we go from here? Are the policy signals and economic incentives strong enough for the transition to accelerate?

Panel: 

Sven Reinke, Moody’s 

Dalia Majumder-Russel, CMS 

Andrea Stegher, SNAM

Jon Nysæther, Equinor

Moderator: Andreas Walstad

 

March 10, 2021 – 10am CET 

Renewable gases: Ambition vs realism

Green gases are grabbing headlines these days and are seen as instrumental in reaching the net-zero 2050 target. Costs are coming down and policy makers pledge support. But how achievable is the transition from fossil fuels to hydrogen? For example, is Europe building enough wind and solar projects to enable the green hydrogen revolution? Transportation of hydrogen through new or existing gas networks is also a key challenge that needs to be resolved.

Panel:

Prof. Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Baker McKenzie

Karel Beckman, Natural Gas World

Pilar Auguets, Fitch Ratings

Luis Ignacio Parada, Enagas 

Michael Schmöltzer, Uniper

Moderator: Andreas Walstad

 

March 11, 2021 – 10am CET

The Role of Gas in the EU’s Green Deal 

Gas is helping to reduce CO2 emissions by replacing coal in power generation.But in the longer term we need to start thinking about CCS for gas-fired power plants to stay on the grid. Moreover, gas only has a limited market share in road transport and shipping. Could the EU ETS help change this? Methane leakage also needs to be addressed, but is the EU doing enough? 

Panel: 

James Watson, Eurogas 

Bartlomiej Gurba, European Commission 

Matthias Janssen, Frontier Economics 

Jean-Arnold Vinois, Jacques Delors Institute and Member of NGW's Advisory Board

Moderator: Andreas Walstad 

 

Registration

European Gas Dialogues 2021 is exclusively available to NGW Premium Subscribers.

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Speakers & Moderator Bios

Andrea Stegher
Andrea Stegher
Senior Vice President Commercial & Stakeholder Engagement - SNAM
Armelle Lecarpentier
Armelle Lecarpentier
Chief Economist - CEDIGAZ
Bartlomiej Gurba
Bartlomiej Gurba
Team Leader - DG ENER, European Commission
Carlos Bernado Torres Diaz
Carlos Bernado Torres Diaz
Vice President, Head of Gas and Power Markets Research - Rystad Energy
Dalia Majumder-Russell
Dalia Majumder-Russell
Senior Associate - Cameron Mckenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Gordon Bennett
Gordon Bennett
Managing Director, Utility Markets - ICE
Dr James Kenneth Ryder Watson
Dr James Kenneth Ryder Watson
Secretary General - Eurogas
Jean-Arnold Vinois
Jean-Arnold Vinois
Adviser on European Energy Policy - Jacques Delors Institute / Member of NGW's Advisory Board
Jon Barratt Nysæther
Jon Barratt Nysæther
Leading Business Developer for Floating Offshore Wind - Equinor
Karel Beckman
Karel Beckman
Gas Transitions Editor - Natural Gas World
Luis Ignacio Parada
Luis Ignacio Parada
Head of Global Regulatory Services - Enagás
Dr Matthias Janssen
Dr Matthias Janssen
Manager in Frontier Economics’ Cologne office
Michael Schmöltzer
Michael Schmöltzer
Director - Uniper Energy Storage Austria
Patrick Heather
Patrick Heather
Senior Research Fellow - Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Pilar Auguets
Pilar Auguets
Senior Director - Fitch Rating’s
Sergiy Makogon
Sergiy Makogon
General Director - GTSOU
Sven Reinke
Sven Reinke
Senior Vice President - Moody’s Corporate Finance Group
Thierry Bros
Thierry Bros
Professor SciencesPo/ Member of NGW’s Advisory Board
Trevor Sikorski
Trevor Sikorski
Head of Natural Gas and Energy Transition - Energy Aspects
Walter Boltz
Walter Boltz
Senior Advisor European Energy
William Powell
William Powell
Editor in Chief - Natural Gas World
Andreas Walstad
Andreas Walstad
Freelance Journalist