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Day Two – 21st January

09:00 - 19:00
2016/01/21

Chairman’s opening remarks: Prof. Jonathan Stern, Chairman, Natural Gas Research Programme, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

 THE EVOLUTION OF GAS PRICING STRUCTURES
Assessing the impact of lower (oil and) gas prices on new projects
Towards a “new deal” between gas producer and marketers – long term contracts vs flexibility

 Panel discussion: Gas and oil price developments and commercialization dynamics for Europe

·          Europe: assessing oil price scenario vs. gas price scenario
Hypothesis: gas price is independent from oil price – How will price developments and similarities of natural gas, shale gas and LNG look like?

·           European gas purchase initiative – will it be a model for the future?

Moderator:  Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA –  invited

Suggested participants:
Michael Peisser, SVP Supply, Marketing & Trading, OMV
Pierre Vergerio, COO, EDISON
Doug Wood, Chair Gas Committee, European Federation of Energy Traders
Vladimir Drebentsov, PhD, Head of Russia & CIS Economics, BP plc
 

EUROPEAN GAS MARKETS AND INFRASTRUCTURE INCREMENTAL CAPACITY
ENTSOG’S TYNDP and EU’s PCI projects: consequences for South Eastern Europe
The Third Energy Package – fostering common rules for an integrated European gas market

Gas Taskforce Roundtables:

1.        LNG

Guy Broggi, Senior Advisor LNG Division, Total Gas & Power

2.        European Gas Supply/Demand Uncertainties, Opportunities and Risks.

•         Energy Union and the European Gas Target Model.

•         From New Pipelines and Long Term Contracts to Hub pricing

•         Where do we stand with New Natural Gas infrastructure and other Investments on Gas Assets in Europe?

Dr Christos Papadopoulos, Regional Director Europe, Energy Exemplar

3.        Storage
4.        Price arbitration and contract renegotiation

Short conclusions presented by roundtable chairs


STREAM A

Chairman’s opening remarks

 NEW STORAGE BUSINESS MODELS FOR EUROPE

 The future of European storage in a uncertain gas market – which developments can be expected and what are the challenges for storage operators

How does Russia cope with the difficult European storage market environment? Current market developments – threats or opportunities?
 Panel discussion: Value drivers of gas storage flexibility: how much do you value flexibility and the future of the storage market?  Which market changes do we have to expect – threats and opportunities

Panelists:

Erich Holzer, General Manager, OMV Gas Storage
Bernhard Painz, Head of Gas Department, E-Control Austria
 

STORAGE MARKETING & REGULATION
 Are the current storage market developments a threat for security of supply? How can storage operators, politics and regulators manage the current challenges?
Storage and Regulation: the role of regulation in the current storage market environment, are we on the right track?

 

STREAM B

Chairman’s opening remarks: Doug Wood, Chair Gas Committee, European Federation of Energy Traders

HUB PRICING AND MARKET LIQUIDITY
Gas Hubs in an integrated European gas market – progress towards harmonised pricing  What is the impact of hub pricing indexation on the market liquidity
Panel discussion: Development of gas trading in Central and Eastern Europe – are new hubs possible? Do new gas hubs fulfil the markets criteria?

Panelists:
Gottfried Steiner, Managing Director, Central European Gas Hub
David Viduna, Head of Origination, CEZ

 HUB TRADING  DEVELOPMENT

 Midwinter review – assessing market prices and supply availability

 

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