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Agenda 25th January 2017
09:00 - 09:05

Chairman’s opening remarks

  • Prof. Jonathan Stern Distinguished Research Fellow and Founder, Natural Gas Research Programme - Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Adapting To A Changing Market – Competing For Market Share VS Maintaining Margins

09:05 - 09:25

Keynote address: Will lower gas price create higher demand?

  • Managing market volatility – what can we expect?
  • Is oversupply going to last until 2020?
  • Will US LNG exports bring an even stronger level of oversupply?
  • What factors can lead to an increase in gas demand?

  • Peter Fraser Head of Gas, Coal and Power Markets - International Energy Agency
09:25 - 09:50

Challenging the Market Rules: How Can low Prices be Combined with Low Demand?

  • Fossil fuel prices might be low in the long run – what does it mean for gas?
  • Why is gas competitiveness not rising proportionately to its drop in pricing?
  • What price drop do we need to experience to see a growth in gas demand?
  • How low can the industry go to endorse the coal to gas switching?

09:50 - 10:40

Panel Discussion: LNG vs. Russian Gas – Which will Dominate Tight European Gas Markets?

  • Is US LNG going to undermine Russia's gas supremacy in Europe?
  • Will cheap Russian gas tempt EU buyers as LNG import growth stalls?
  • Renegotiating long-term gas supply contracts – what does long term means today?

Moderator: Prof. Jonathan Stern, Chairman, Natural Gas Research Programme, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

10:40 - 11:10

Morning refreshments and networking

11:10 - 11:35

Will the Competition for European Market Share Lead to a Price War?

  • How long will the new pricing last?
  • Assessing oil price scenario vs. gas price scenario
  • Understanding the impact of LNG imports on European gas pricing dynamics
  • How does henry hub influence European pricing trends?
  • Exploring the relations between gas, power & carbon pricing

11:35 - 11:50

Keynote Address: The Formation of the Gas market of the Eurasian Economic Union

11:50 - 12:35

The Big Gas Debate: “This house believe that the EU ETS will never produce a meaningful carbon price; only national carbon pricing initiatives will allow gas to realise its full value”

Proposing the motion:

Andreas Gunst, Partner, DLA Piper

Opposing the motion:

Richard Folland, Executive Director - Head of Energy and Environment, Inline Policy

12:35 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Gas Taskforce Roundtables:

1. Will the new LNG wave shake the global supply-demand balance?

Led by: Guy Broggi, Senior Advisor LNG Division, Total Gas & Power

2. Understanding investment flows in the current price context

Led by: Laurent Thery, SVP International business development, GRTgaz

3. Gas Hubs development in an integrated European gas market – challenges and opportunities for SEE

Led by: Dr. Christos Papadopoulos, Regional Director Europe, Energy Exemplar

4. Price revision disputes / arbitration and contract renegotiationLed by: Andreas Gunst, Partner, DLA Piper


15:00 - 15:20

5 minute conclusions presented by roundtable chairs

15:20 - 15:50

Afternoon break and networking

15:50 - 15:55

Chairman’s opening remarks

15:55 - 16:15

How will Brexit affect REMIT and MIFID regulations? Will there be a new market structure?

16:15 - 16:45

Panel Discussion: Current Challenges, the Value and the Future of Gas Storage

16:45 - 17:30

Panel discussion: “CAM NC amendment on Incremental capacity and positive results of Russia-EU cooperation”

- New EU-wide process for market driven investments into gas transmission infrastructure
- Key principles of CAM network code amendment on Incremental capacity
- "Reality check" of Incremental process for EU commitology procedure - practical results of EU-Russia cooperation in gas
- Will CAM NC be a workable instrument to promote the development of new infrastructure?


Andrey Konoplyanik (Russia Co-Chair), Work stream 2 “Internal markets”, Russia-EU Gas Advisory Council


  • Walter Boltz EU Co-chair, Work stream 2 “Internal markets” - Russia-EU Gas Advisory Council
  • Jan Vitovský Chair of "INC reality check" Workgroup - ENTSOG

Closing remarks and end of the Conference