EU Strategy for LNG and Gas Storage - Brussels, Belgium - March 2, 2016
Energy Union Depends on Efficiency and Security: Sefcovic
Location: Residence Palace, Brussels - Keynote speeches by Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič and MEP Mr. Jerzy Buzek followed by discussion and Q&A moderated by William Powell, Editor in Chief of Natural Gas Europe.
Interconnecting Europe: Natural Gas in Romania - Brussels, Belgium - December 9, 2015
The different dimensions of natural gas in Romania
Regional and domestic natural gas infrastructure priorities: strategic gains from the proposed projects (e.g. Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria Interconnector), and possible alternatives (e.g. Eastring, reverse flow on existing Transit lines). End-consumer prices: market distortions from current consumer-protection model (regulated gas market) and long-term impact on consumer prices. Best practices for vulnerable consumers’ protection. Domestic gas, onshore & offshore, conventional & unconventional reserves: future commercial perspectives arising from current legal, political and market context. Best policies to encourage domestic economic growth, as well as domestic and regional energy security. Regional institutional cooperation formats (e.g. CESEC) – Romania’s role and weight in such frameworks. Natural gas infrastructure financing options: from EU funds to private investments and credit; conditions and long-term implications; projects’ bankability prospects. Domestic and regional gas market outlook: demand growth or stagnation; industry trends; future impact of climate change mitigation efforts. European legislation: impact to-date of Third Energy Package implementation in Romania; finding the right balance between companies’, government’ and consumers’ needs.
LNG terminals - game changers for regional energy security and diversification of supply - Brussels, Belgium - November 11, 2015
While the existing LNG terminals have been developed by single Member States, they can play an important role on a regional scale providing alternative supply and increasing energy security of neighbor countries.
While the existing LNG terminals have been developed by single Member States, they can play an important role on a regional scale providing alternative supply and increasing energy security of neighbor countries. They can also have other important implications and effect on pipeline gas, changes in gas supply contracts, foster alternative uses of gas, contribute to creation of regional gas markets. From the end of 2014 the Lithuanian LNG terminal has introduced alternative gas supply for the first time in history for Lithuania and other Baltic States and other LNG terminal projects (Poland, Croatia) with regional potential are also being developed in the EU. However, LNG terminals in the EU are underused - there is a need to identify and address barriers to fully exploiting the potential of existing terminals on a regional scale.
Interconnecting Europe: Natural Gas in Romania - Bucharest, Romania - October 23, 2015
Natural Gas in Romania
Speakers: Mihnea Constantinescu, Special Envoy for Energy Security (Romanian Government); Nicolae Havrileț, President of the Romanian Regulatory Authority for Energy (ANRE); John L. Knapp, Managing Director, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania (tbc); Alexandru Maximescu, Director for Corporate Affairs, OMV Petrom; Dan Ștefănescu, E&P Director, Romgaz S.A.; Grigore Târsac, Deputy Director General, Transgaz S.A.; Vasile Iuga, SEE Cluster Leader, PwC
2030 EU Energy Security, The Role of the Eastern Mediterranean Region - Brussels, Belgium - December 10, 2014
The significant discoveries of natural gas in the Levant basin, particularly in the Leviathan, Tamar and Aphrodite fields, have raised several questions.
The aim of the conference is provide realistic and objective answers to the questions raised. The conference will provide a platform for a rich debate around the importance of the new discoveries on both a regional and international level. Our speakers will also highlight the prerequisites and limitations to sourcing the market with natural gas supply.
Development and Use of Natural Gas in the Danube Region - Budapest, Hungary - September 16, 2014
This conference on the natural gas market and the prospects and opportunities for the Danube region addressed recent energy developments in the area
This conference on the natural gas market and the prospects and opportunities for the Danube region addressed recent energy developments in the area; the issues and benefits of natural gas for the region; the perspectives and alternatives to ensure energy security and security of supply in the countries involved; as well as structuring cooperation between interested parties for better synergies in gas and energy matters.
The event brought together Ministers of Energy and Economy from the countries across the region, Presidents of the regional Chambers of Commerce as well as business representatives from Serbia, Hungary and Austria.
Natural Gas: The Perspectives for Central and South Europe - Vienna, Austria - July 2, 2014
This event addressed and examined the issues and benefits for natural gas in Europe, security of supply and Europe's energy future.
Held at the House of Industry on 2 July 2014, the event addressed and examined the issues and benefits for natural gas in Europe, security of supply and Europe's energy future.
Role of Serbia in the Balkan Energy Market - Belgrade, Serbia - May 29, 2014
Natural Gas for Regional Markets, South Stream and Balkan energy market
Role of Serbia in the Balkan Energy Market.
South Stream: The Evolution of a Pipeline - Event Series - 2013
Involving seven European countries and extending 925 km across the Black Sea through Turkish territorial waters, the South Stream pipeline represents one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects undertaken, with huge engineering and environmental implications.
By the year 2030, Europe’s natural gas needs are anticipated to grow by 25%, of which 80% is expected to be imported. Faced with the prospects of diminishing domestic production and uncertainty in respect to the regulatory and environmental aspects of commercial unconventional development, Europe requires security of supply.
Russia, the EU’s largest trade partner for energy goods, has traditionally represented a stable source of gas supply for its numerous European clients. Current projections indicate that the annual supply of Russian gas to Europe will increase from 312 billion cubic metres to 537 billion cubic metres over the next fifteen years.
After successfully completing the Nord Stream pipeline to supply the northern European market, Gazprom has turned its attention to the south and east of the continent.