Four key themes at Flame 2017
Security of demand
Hear the latest demand forecast from the IEA, updates from traditional and new markets (Japan, China, Pakistan, S./W. Africa, S. America and more), a COP22 progress report, academic analysis on the decarbonisation agenda, a policy perspective on the role of gas in Europe, technological briefings on CCS and energy efficiency, and an assessment of the potential of transport and other new sources of gas demand. Where does the balance sit between demand production and demand destruction?
Competing supplies to Europe
Will LNG v. pipeline competition lead to a price war in Europe? Hear from LNG projects in Asia, North America and Africa looking for markets, how Europe’s traditional suppliers are competing on price to maintain market share, regional supply updates from the East Med and Middle East, from the infrastructure projects opening up European markets, and how Europe’s off-takers are rebalancing their portfolios and ensuring profitability in a world of excess supply.
Gas in transition
Drill deeper into the role of gas in Europe’s future energy mix. Explore interactions and interdependencies between gas, coal and renewables in power generation – is it the right of gas to replace coal? What will be the impact of technology such as batteries and other mechanisms for balancing intermittent energy and how gas can retain its role in the heating market? We’ll also take a fresh look at gas advocacy – hear directly from policy makers and consumers what messages work for them.
Integration v. regionalisation
Geopolitical plates are shifting. What is the fallout for the integration of European gas markets? Hear from European and national regulators on the future of the Energy Union and European v. regional initiatives. Get updates on key infrastructure developments in Europe today and projects of common interest – which are most likely to come to fruition? TSOs and traders discuss the challenges of falling volumes and rising costs and whether regulatory reform is required to ensure liquidity.
Integration v. regionalisation speakers include: