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Flame conference and WECS announce Women at Flame Summit
In order to provide a platform for dialogue on gender equality in global gas and LNG sector, Flame and the Women in Energy, Climate and Sustainability (WECS) Foundation are launching the Women at Flame Summit, being held on 11 May 2020 on the side-lines of the Flame Conference.
Flame TV: Hydrogen essential to achieving climate neutrality, says Noe van Hulst
Is hydrogen the missing component in the transition to a low carbon economy? We caught up with Noe van Hulst, Hydrogen Envoy to the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, to find out more about the future of clean hydrogen production.
Flame TV: Chinese gas market slowdown only temporary, says Gavin Thompson
Gavin Mackenzie works out of Wood Mackenzie’s Tokyo office, where he heads up the company’s gas and power research across North East Asia. In our interview with him at Flame, we discussed the outlook for Chinese natural gas consumption, covering the recent slowdown in growth, the effects of the trade war and the impact of decarbonisation policies.
Flame TV: Marko Zubic discusses the current state of natural gas infrastructure investment
Marco Zubic is Strategic Business Development Director of Oil and Gas at Bilfinger, a European energy industry infrastructure developer with reach into international upstream, midstream and downstream markets. In our interview with him at Flame we discussed the health of natural gas infrastructure investment in Europe and the US.
Flame TV: Eva Hennig calls for new policies to help decarbonise the German gas industry
Eva Hennig is Head of Department for EU Energy Policy at Thüga, a coalition of German utility companies. In our interview with her at the Flame conference, we discussed how the gas sector stands to gain from Germany’s coal exit, and what can be done to develop the role of biomethane and other low carbon gaseous energy carriers.
Flame TV: Jason Feer discusses LNG contract durations and commoditisation
Jason Feer is Global Head of Business Intelligence at Poten & Partners, a brokerage and consulting company for the energy and shipping markets. Speaking at Flame, he provided an overview of how the LNG contracting landscape is changing, where the market is heading and what the implications are for producers, traders and buyers.
Flame TV: Edward Chow talks LNG, trade, tariffs and sanctions
Edward Chow is a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. An expert on international energy markets and policy, he has acted as an advisor to governments, corporations and financial institutions with stakes in the energy sector. In our interview with him at Flame, we talked through the impacts on the LNG industry of the US China trade war, and the long-term political ramifications of the resumption of US sanctions on Iran.
Flame TV: BNEF’s Meredith Annex discusses gas demand from heating and cooling
Will gas demand for temperature control heat up or cool off? Meredith Annex is Director of Heat & Cooling Research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. We caught up with her at Flame to discusses BNEF’s predictions for the segment, whether or not the gas grid can continue to play a role, and how increasing summer demand for air conditioning is affecting baseload power consumption.
Flame TV: Peter Stewart on threats to LNG demand growth
Peter Stewart is the Chief Energy Analyst at Interfax, a leading information provider for the global gas, LNG, renewables and power industries. Sasha Twining caught up with him at Flame to discuss the demand outlook for LNG in Asia, the perception of natural gas’s climate impact, and the need for improved dialogue between energy companies and the public.
International cooperation can kickstart the hydrogen economy
Last week at Flame, the European gas industry’s leading annual conference, the impacts of climate change and the need to transition to a decarbonised energy system were central talking points. This new sense of urgency was evident in the direction of the discussion around hydrogen, as well as other climate neutral gaseous energy carriers.
Flame TV: Dr Axel Wietfeld on the system value of storage and power-to-gas
Axel Wietfeld is managing director of Uniper’s Energy Storage Division. Speaking at the Flame conference in Amsterdam, he explained the value of a healthy gas storage sector to Sasha Twining – both in terms of pipeline infrastructure cost reductions in the present, and as a means of interseasonal energy storage in a future dominated by renewables.
Flame TV: Andree Stracke on the evolution of European power markets
Andree Stracke is the Chief Commercial Officer of Origination & Gas Supply at RWE, a German electric utility company. Sasha Twining caught up with him at Flame to discuss gas’s role in power markets, the impact of Germany’s coal phase-out and the increasing penetration of renewables.
Increasing use of energy sanctions risks undermining US soft power
During his address to the Flame conference in Amsterdam, CSIS energy policy expert Edward Chow warned that Washington’s overzealous approach to sanctions on foreign oil & gas exports could erode American soft power abroad.
Occidental takeover of Anadarko will not affect Mozambique LNG FID date
Speaking at the Flame Conference in Amsterdam, Anadarko’s Vice President of LNG Marketing and Shipping, Andrew Seck, reassured attendees that the company is still on track to meet its previously announced FID date of June 18th this year.