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European Gas Conference

Gas at a crossroads – what happened to the Golden Age of gas?
6 December, Energy Institute, London W1G 7AR


The European Gas Conference is a hub for the EU gas industry to meet and discuss the critical challenges facing Europe’s gas market and to identify how the industry can best plan to seize its future opportunities.

This event will consider key questions in determining the right path for the gas industry, including:

  • How can we secure the balance between supply and demand?
  • What role will gas play in the move towards a low carbon world?

  • Do we have the infrastructure to needed to achieve a Golden Age of gas?


  • How can we secure the balance between supply and demand?
  • Leading the gas industry towards a low carbon world 
  • A global and regional perspective on gas supply
  • Do we have the necessary infrastructure and pipelines to make LNG accessible within Europe?
  • The role of LNG as a fuel 
  • An update on Brexit and what it means for developing UK onshore gas


James Ball FEI, Independent Director, Tachebois


Tae-Yoon Ki, Energy Analyst, IEA

Zsuzsanna Szeles, Policy Officer, DG Energy, European Commission

Chris Wright, Head Analyst, Vitol

Nicola Pitts, Head of Market Change Gas, National Grid

Graham Bennett, Vice President, DNV GL

Alex Barnes, Governmental Relations Advisor, Nord Stream 2

Rob Wood, Chief Executive, Gasrec

Philip Fjeld, Chief Executive Officer, CNG Fuels

Mehmet Öğütçü, Chairman, Global Resources Partnership

Dr Katja Yafimava, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)

Event information

  • Venue: Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR
  • Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017
  • Times: 09.00 - 17.00

The International Energy Agency (IEA) introduced the idea of a Golden Age of Gas in its 2011 ‘World Energy Outlook’ when gas was booming, from both conventional and unconventional resources. Since then however, gas has been impacted by the collapse of the global oil price, with the industry seeing a curtailment in investment and new infrastructure projects, as well as a decline in domestic production in the UK. 

More recently, outcomes from the Paris Agreement (COP21) have led the industry to rethink how gas can drive climate change reduction and transit the industry towards a low carbon future. Platts have also reported that EU gas demand is expected to increase as the growing availability of LNG puts downward pressure on prices so encouraging the switch from coal to gas in the power sector.

All of this has led the European gas industry to a crossroads and this year's IEA report will pose the question: What happened to the Golden Age of gas?

In association with     Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event can count towards your professional development. For further information go to:

Why attend?

Attending this conference will enable you to meet with Senior Executives and professionals from some of Europe’s largest gas companies, IOCs, government officials, infrastructure, storage, transport and pipeline companies, LNG traders and academia to:

  • Learn about the latest developments happening in a rapidly evolving gas market
  • Make valuable contacts and create new business opportunities
  • Be part of the dialogue on the future of gas and share your views

Contact us

For registration enquiries please contact Francesca Ferrari
t: +44 (0)20 7467 7192; e:

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Luigi Fontana
t: +44 (0)20 7467 7182; e:

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