Steven Gabriel to speak on new gas perspectives for the EU

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Round-tables on new gas perspectives for the EU
Gazprom imports, LNG imports, REPower EU: What’s next?

Important note: This event is being held live in Paris and online around the world. To view the roundtables online, advance registration is required at:

8:00 am to Noon, Eastern Daylight Time

Ecole des mines de Paris – Chair The Economics of Gas (The Chair is a joint initiative of Université Paris Dauphine-PSL, IFP School, Mines Paris-PSL, and Toulouse School of Economics. It is sponsored by EDF, GRTGaz and TotalEnergies.)

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a game changer for European Union gas policy. Moreover, it took place in a world context marked by rising energy prices and market turmoils that prompted increased energy bills for households and firms. Against this background, at least three important questions emerge.

First, how can the EU reduce its gas imports from Russia? Second, are LNG imports a short- and long-term solution? Finally, is REPower EU the right answer? This series of roundtables gathers leading experts and practitioners, including ISR-affiliated Professor Steven Gabriel, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland.

8.00-8.30 Welcome

8.30-9.30 How to cope with Russian gas, now?

Panelists: Pierre-Laurent Lucille (Chief Economist, Engie), Pierre Noël (Research Fellow, Lille), Georg Zachmann (Senior Fellow, Bruegel). Moderator: François Lévêque (Professor, Mines Paris-PSL)

9.45-10.45 Can LNG mean Liberty with Natural Gas?

Panelists: Steven Gabriel (Professor, University of Maryland), Michal Meidan (Director, Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies), Fabrice Noilhan (Directeur marché et transformation, directeur gestion des actifs gaziers Audit Officer, EDF). Moderator: Olivier Massol  (Professor, IFP School)

11.00-Noon  Is REPower EU a convincing solution?

Panelists: Franziska Holz (Professor, DIW Berlin), Thomas-Olivier Léautier (Chief Economist, TotalEnergies), Thomas Pellerin-Carlin (Directeur Centre Energie, Institut Jacques Delors), Xavier Rousseau (Head Corporate Strategy & Market, SNAM). Moderator: Anna Creti (Professor, Université Paris Dauphine PSL)

Published May 25, 2022