This section encompasses a wide range of GVC related information:
- ‘Events’ captures activities such as speeches and moderations at conferences and symposiae and, moreover, the appearance at/participation in any such events.
- ‘News’ captures all occurences relevant in the context of GVC’s business not qualifying as an ‘Event’ but worth sharing.
Gothenburg 7 March 2017
Wolfgang speaks at the ‘Swedish Gas Market Council’ Gathering in Gothenburg, on 7 March 2017: "German Energiewende – A steep fall: from champion to ‘fossil of the day’”.
Whilst a widespread perception regards the German Energiewende as a role model, Wolfgang recalls that Germany was declared “fossil of the day” in Marrakech in November 2016 on occasion of COP22. He presents Read more the prohibitive costs of the German Energiewende for the citizens and the society at large and the failure to achieve any CO2 reduction at all but rather, once more in 2016, an increase of such. He demonstrates that an increased deployment of gas in the power generation sector, but in future also in the heat and transport sector, would be hugely beneficial for climate and clean air.
Nicosia 1 March 2017
Wolfgang speaks at the ‘8th Mediterranian Oil & Gas Forum 2017’ in Nicosia, on 1 March 2017: "Natural gas in global context – Implications for Cyprus”
Whilst natural gas is on its way to become a globally traded commodity, with implications for global price spreads (as opposed to prices in separate regions) Read more as well as a revised view on security of supply, the promising discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranian pose a challenge and an opportunity for Cyprus. In the context of battling climate change, the deployment of natural gas in the Cypriot domestic market poses a great opportunity, if smartly combined with the economically most feasible export mechanism.
Oslo 7-10 February 2017
Wolfgang attends the prestigious Oslo Energy Forum: ‘The 2017 Oslo Energy Forum – Energy Transition in a Challenging World’ from 7-10 February 2017.
The Oslo Energy Forum has been around for decades since the inception of oil and gas production in Norway. It is renowned for its exceptional speakers and its high level attendees (by invitation only) and an intellectually stimulating program on global issues far beyond oil and gas.
Vienna 23-24 January 2017
Wolfgang participates in a panel at the ‘European Gas Conference 2017’ in Vienna, on 23 January 2017: "How will greater volumes of LNG impact European gas pricing and trading?”
The panel addressed, besides the emergence of a global gas market, also related issues such as European hub pricing, Read more LNG spot potential and a potential departure from oil indexation also for Asian LNG supplies where an increasing portion of spot pricing can be observed.
Amsterdam 21 December 2016
Wolfgang attends the ‘Farewell reception of Gertjan Lankhorst’, CEO of Gasterra and former President of Eurogas. Read more He reciprocates on Gertjan’s courtesy of speaking at Wolfgang’s farewell reception in Prague in March 2016 and delivers a speech with references to mr. Bommel, a well-known character in Dutch literature with language peculiarities which Gertjan and Wolfgang keep using with great fun whenever they meet.
Paris 14 December 2016
Wolfgang attends the ‘Third IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Gas and Coal Market Outlooks’ in Paris, on 14 December 2016.
The Third Symposium on Gas and Coal Markets Outlook was jointly organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA), Read more the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), in response to the call from G20 Leaders at the Cannes November 2011 Summit between producers and consumers on short-, medium- and long-term outlooks and forecasts for oil, gas and coal. A major aspect in the deliberations was the impact of the UN Paris Agreement 2015 (COP21).
Frankfurt 07 December 2016
Wolfgang delivers the keynote speech at the ‘4th Frankfurt Gas Forum’ on 07 December 2016: "The impact of the ‘LNG revolution‘ on European security of supply“.
Wolfgang recalls that > 200 bcm/a of liquefaction capacity is entering the market in 2017 and the years beyond. He points to the IEA WEO 2016, which qualifies this development as a second gas revolution: after the shale gas revolution now the ‘LNG revolution’. Read more