The debate over the role that gas should play in the energy transition has been brought into sharp focus in recent months as a global energy crisis has unfolded. While some argue that the shift from hydrocarbons should be accelerated in light of recent events, others caution that further investment in oil and gas is fundamental to delivering energy security and economic prosperity. In this webinar, we look at what lessons can be learnt from the unprecedented spike in energy prices. Joining this crucial discussion are Ronald Smith, senior oil and gas analyst at BCS Global Markets, James Henderson, director of Energy Transition Research Initiative at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and Leonid Grigoriev, Professor of Moscow Higher School of Economics. Moderated by Joseph Murphy, Editor in Chief, Natural Gas World.

October 15, 2021

The Case for LNG in Shipping

Steve Esau, general manager at LNG bunkering association SEA-LNG, makes the case for LNG as the best available solution for decarbonising shipping while keeping the sector competitive. He also responds to criticism over the methane emissions associated with LNG bunkering, and comments on what the recent gas price spike might mean for the fuel’s perception as affordable.

September 6, 2021

A Methodology for Methane

The IEF’s chief economist Leila Benali discusses with NGW the forum’s new initiative to create a uniform methodology for quantifying methane emissions.


The Arctic has been hailed as the future of Russia’s oil and gas industry. But developing the vast reserves found there is no easy undertaking. In our webinar, Overcoming The Arctic Drilling Challenge, we discuss the technological, logistical and climatic difficulties that operators and contractors in Russia’s far north must confront, as well as what development prospects there are for the region’s many trillions of cubic metres of natural gas resources. Joining us are Vitaly Dokunikhin, CEO of ERIELL Russia, Aleksandr Milenkiy, Chief Engineer ERIELL NEFTEGAZSERVICE, and Mark Gyetvay, CFO of Russian gas producer Novatek.

Recorded July 21, 2021

Mark Gyetvay, CFO of Russia’s largest independent gas producer, discusses how the company is balancing its ambitious LNG growth plans with new decarbonisation initiatives. While the IEA has called for no more investment in gas, Novatek sees the fuel as an integral part of the low-carbon energy future.

Uzbekistan has undergone radical reform in the years since president Shavkat Mirziyoyev assumed power in late 2016. In the natural gas industry, the government has eased conditions for foreign investors and worked to create a more market-driven sector. The Central Asian state is among the largest gas producers in the CIS space, although many of its largest fields were developed in the Soviet era.

In this webinar, Is Uzbekistan Running out of Gas?, we discuss what the future prospects are for Uzbek gas production. Joining us will be Uzbekistan’s Deputy Energy Minister Bekhzot Narmatov, Bakhrambek Ismailov, Head of ERIELL’s Regional Business Unit for Central Asia and Louis Skyner, a partner at Dentons.

Brought to you with the support of Eriell.

Discussion exploring hydrogen and its role in Canada’s energy transition

Join Natural Gas World Americas Editor Dale Lunan, Dr David Layzell, energy systems architect and research director with The Transition Accelerator, and Greg Caldwell, director, utility hydrogen strategy at Alberta gas distributor ATCO, as they discuss the opportunities and challenges of hydrogen in meeting Canada’s energy transition aspirations.

This webinar is part of the Canadian Gas Dialogues Platform.

In this episode, Joseph Murphy, Natural Gas World's Editor in Chief, discusses with Peter Hartley, Ph.D., and Michelle Foss, Ph.D., the contradictions in US energy policy.

Peter R. Hartley, Ph.D., is the George A. Peterkin Professor of Economics at Rice University and a Rice faculty scholar of energy economics for the Baker Institute.

Michelle Michot Foss, Ph.D., is the fellow in energy, minerals and materials at Rice University's Baker Institute, developing policies and conducting research to help build capacity on non-fuel minerals supply chains.

Recorded on April 27, 2021

Until recently, natural gas was seen as a climate-friendly “bridge fuel” in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Increasingly however investors and policymakers are viewing natural gas as part of the problem rather than part of the solution. They are putting pressure on market players to do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with natural gas activities.

How can players in the LNG industry respond to this challenge?

What they can do is to make their LNG “green” or “greener”. But how? And what exactly does “Green LNG” mean?

With Steven R. Miles, Energy Sector Chair Baker Botts, Nonresident Fellow, Center for Energy Studies

And Matthew Fusina, Special Counsel at Baker Botts

Interviewed by Karel Beckman, Low-Carbon Futures editor at Natural Gas World/Gas in Transition Magazine

Recorded April 12 2021.

Mark Finley is the fellow in energy and global oil at Rice University's Baker Institute. He has 35 years of experience working at the intersections of energy, economics and public policy.

Joseph Murphy is Natural Gas World's News Editor.

Recorded on March 23, 2021.

In this week’s episode of In a Nutshell, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) vice president Glen Sweetnam and researcher Diego Rivera Rivota join us to discuss the organisation’s latest report on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gas markets.

APEC members consume over half of the world’s gas supply and accounted for over two thirds of consumption growth in 2019. We discuss the ongoing trends in these markets, moves towards decarbonisation and how recent events like the cold snap in Asia in December-January and more recently the Texas power crisis have highlight vulnerabilities in gas and power systems.

The APERC 2020 Gas Report can be read here

Recorded March 10, 2021.

Jo Peters, secretary general at the Netherlands Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Association, shares his views on the existential challenges facing the Dutch oil and gas sector, from coronavirus disruptions and weak gas prices to high carbon taxes and draconian rules on nitrogen emissions.

Interview by Joseph Murphy, News Editor, Natural Gas World.

Recorded on November 25, 2020.

Marcel Kramer, president of the Delta Energy Institute in the Netherlands, talks to NGW about the Dutch approach to decarbonisation -- the politics, the technology and the education gap -- and how he would manage a just and affordable energy transition.

Interview by William Powell, Editor in Chief, Natural Gas World.

Recorded November 20, 2020.

In this episode, William Powell, Editor in Chief of Natural Gas World, interviews Frank van Doorn, VP, Head of Trading at Vattenfall Energy Trading GmbH.

Vattenfall's head of trading shares his views on supply and demand in Europe's energy markets this year. He discusses retail competition, renewable and despatchable energy, green hydrogen, and risk.


Recorded on October 6, 2020.

In this week’s episode of In a Nutshell, NGW discussed Russian-EU energy relations and the energy transition in Europe with Kirsten Westphal, a senior associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.

The EU’s energy relationship with Russia centres around gas, and this relationship has evolved significantly over time. Gazprom’s embattled Nord Stream 2 project faces challenges on multiple fronts, not least the threat of further US sanctions, but concerns about the pipeline’s impact on bloc energy security are largely unjustified. Russia could emerge as a key supplier to a future European hydrogen market.

Karel Beckman, Editor in Chief of Gas Transitions, a publication by Natural Gas World, discusses with Alex Barnes, Visiting Research Fellow with the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, the latest paper he co-authored with Katja Yafimava: EU Hydrogen Vision: regulatory opportunities and challenges

Recorded on September 29, 2020.

Latin American national oil companies (NOCs) have made important advances in slashing emissions from their operations through techniques such as reducing flaring, improving energy efficiency, and injecting CO2 for enhanced oil recovery, according to a new report by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Lisa Viscidi, director of the Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, joins Dale Lunan, NGW's Americas Editor, to discuss in more detail their latest report: Latin American State Oil Companies and Climate Change: Decarbonization Strategies and Role in the Energy Transition.

Recorded August 21, 2020.

In this episode, Joseph Murphy, Natural Gas World's News Editor, welcomes Jean-Arnold Vinois, Adviser on European Energy Policy at the Jacques Delors Institute and Honorary Director of the European Commission, and Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Adviser to the Director General for Energy in the European Commission, for a discussion about the recently launched EU's Hydrogen Strategy.

Recorded on July 24, 2020.

Pieridae Energy CEO Alfred Sorensen discusses, with NGW editor-in-chief William Powell and Americas Editor Dale Lunan, his aspirations for an eastern Canadian LNG export terminal to serve markets in Europe and elsewhere.

This episode was recorded July 7, 2020.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Recorded June 26, 2020

Energy investments over the next 30 years will have to be planned with great care for the good of society and industry.

The irresistible force of global population growth has to meet the immovable limit of 1.5 degrees C temperature increase, and the related net zero carbon end-stop of 2050. Growing middle classes will expect better quality of life, cleaner air and so on. We expect this to mean higher energy consumption and continuing need for oil and gas.

Lewis McDonald, Global Head of Energy, and Partner, at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP joins William Powell and Joseph Murphy for a live discussion on the importance of energy investments in this day and age.

Published by Natural Gas World.

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