Energy forecasts predict that natural gas will be the fastest growing primary energy source in Europe in the next two to three decades. In view of this, leading energy experts will discuss the future of gas in the European energy system. To grasp the complexity of natural gas as a potential (transition) fuel, this session will firstly contextualise the European future gas outlook before addressing questions such as:
- What will be the role of natural gas in a future energy system? Is it a transition fuel, or is gas likely to stay?
- For which applications do we require natural gas?
- Where will natural gas come from and how will it arrive in Europe? Which role will LNG and Nord stream pipelines play?
- What are wider system implications of gas staying as part of the energy mix? How will electricity and gas interact?
- What is the potential of decarbonisation looking at hydrogen, biogas and CCUS?
We are delighted to be joined by:
Dr. Andreas Schröder, Head of Market Analysis, ICIS
Dr. Katja Yafimava, Senior Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Michael Woltran, Chief Advisor, OMV
Antonio Rodriguez, Market Analysis Manager, Strategy Division, Enagás
The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Christian Diendorfer, Research Engineer at Austrian Institute of Technology and FEL-100, and Oskar Gehrmann, Junior Regulatory Affairs Advisor at Gazprom Marketing and Trading. The event is hosted by the European Future Energy Leaders (FELs) – a World Energy Council network.