On 17 March 2016, GasNaturally hosted its 5th Member States’ Gas Forum: The Case for Gas in the Energy Union. The event centred on the the vital role that gas can play in a flexible, innovative and sustainable Energy Union, with a focus on the importance of LNG and storage.
Mr. Mark Dierikx, Director General for Energy, Telecommunications and Competition at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands, opened the Forum, sharing the Presidency’s views on the cooperation among Member States and the role of gas in Europe, followed by two panel sessions.
Mr. László Varró, newly appointed Chief Economist at the International Energy Agency, made concluding remarks.
The Member States’ Gas Forum is GasNaturally’s annual landmark event dedicated to Member States. Each year, it attracts over 100 participants from EU institutions, industry, think tanks and NGOs to discuss EU energy priorities with Member States representatives.
Panel 1 - Europe in a global gas market: The contribution of LNG and storage
Dr Joerg Koehli, Team Leader, DG Energy, European Commission
Lubor Veleba, President, Gas Storage Europe
Roger Bounds, Vice President for Global Gas, Shell
Panel 2 - Moving forward with confidence: Flexibility, innovation, sustainability with gas
Sabine Augustin, Senior Vice President Regulatory Management, UNIPER
Britta van Boven, Senior Coordinator Strategy, Gasunie
Download the agenda for the 5th Member States' Gas Forum here.