What's Next for Europe's Future Gas Demand?

                 What's Next for Europe's Future Gas Demand?

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, May 10, 2013

LONDON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

            EAGC 2013  Explores what Future Demand Will Look Like

What ' s next for Europe ' s future gas demand? Just one of the critical
questions being asked of energy business leaders at this year's European
Autumn Gas Conference in Brussels.

The EAGC 2013 two-day programme, released today, will address a number of
issues that form a vital response to the shifting industry environment such as
regulation, commercial agreements, infrastructure investment, and perhaps most
critically, new areas of demand that will help secure Europe's gas market in
upcoming years.

At last year's EAGC in Vienna, the European gas industry found itself facing a
variety of challenges, particularly with a more challenging demand outlook. As
a result, the industry is invited to gather at EAGC 2013 in Brussels, hosted
by Eni, to explore the theme " Back to the Future: What Lies Be low ? "

Among confirmed speakers are board-level and senior representatives from GDF
Suez, Gazprom Marketing & Trading, BP Gas Europe, Total, BG Group, E.ON Global
Commodities, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Fluxys, Societe Generale,
Gasunie, Allianz Capital Partners, Wood Mackenzie, CMX Caspian and Gulf
Consultants and Gas Strategies.

James Ball, Director , Gas Strategies, the programme Chairman, explains the
thinking behind this year's theme:

"Back to the Future: What Lies Below?" - that sums it up really. Europe's gas
business is less at a cross roads, more a turning point in its long evolution.
Peel back the surface of the competing energy agendas in Europe and gas is
always the backstop, the friend in need. Is this good enough to attract
investment? Can't we do much better? Surely! And that is the aim of this
year's agenda in Brussels.

"We'll be exploring today's main gas market challenges, with an important
focus on what future gas demand will look like. We'll be asking of the gas
industry majors and Europe's governmental energy advisors, how they plan to
address the critical commercial issues impacting our business and identify new
avenues to secure its future survival. Attendees will find a thought-provoking
and comprehensive outlook to take our gas business forward."

EAGC 2013 Programme Agenda

Day One - Tuesday 12 ^th  November

SESSION 1: European Gas - The Ever More Buffeting Winds of Context

Explore the context that European gas is currently operating within, including
the shifting energy mix in Europe and the ultimate game changer - North
American unconventional resources.

SESSION 2: Regulation: Ten Years of Progress, Now What?

This session will consider regulation from three perspectives: energy, climate
change and competition, discussing the achievements to date and strategies
required to overcome current challenges for gas.

SESSION 3: Traders Session: Does Europe Have the Right Commercial
Arrangements?

Does the industry have the appropriate commercial agreements given its
volatile nature? A focus on short and long term contracts.

SESSION 4: How Will Europe Secure its Long-Term Gas: LNG or New Pipelines?

Which way will long-term supply go? Will Europe remain attractive enough for
suppliers and investors in new pipe and flexible LNG to supply future needs?

Champagne Roundtables

1.Russian Gas Exports to Europe: Commercial and Transportation Ambitions
2.Thinking Outside the Russian and Caspian Box: Kurdistan Region and Eastern
    Mediterranean Gas to Europe - Opportunities and Challenges
3.The impact of US shale gas on Europe

Day Two - Wednesday 13 ^th  November

SESSION 5: The Executive Leadership Panel

Internationally-renowned gas leaders take to the stage to talk about the
issues that matter most to their business.

SESSION 6: Investing in Gas Infrastructure

Examine the key issues with respect to European gas infrastructure and its
ability to attract investment.

SESSION 7: Gas is Dead! Long Live Gas!

Examine what future demand will look like, and explore how it must be
cultivated to turn R&D and planning dreams into reality.

Executive Advisory Board

The EAGC programme agenda is developed in conjunction with an independent
Executive Advisory Board, comprising business leaders from organisations
including BG Group, BP, Enagas, E.ON, Gazprom Marketing & Trading, GDF Suez,
International Energy Agency, RWE Supply & Trading, Shell Energy Europe and
Total.

About EAGC 2013

The European Autumn Gas Conference (EAGC), hosted by Eni, is Europe's premier
event for senior commercial gas professionals. A timely and strategic event,
now in its 28th year, the

EAGC has a long and established place within the European gas market, bringing
together Europe's business leaders from major gas companies, government
departments, trade associations and regulatory bodies, to deliver one of this
year's most prestigious gas networking events.

EAGC 2013 is hosted by Eni and supported by GDF Suez, Wood Mackenzie and Gas
Strategies.

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