The subject of the meeting was ”the future of gas” – and three experts presented their views on three of the most important gas issues of today: Shale gas, biogas and gas contracts in a greatly changed gas world.
The issues discussed were, among others, whether shale gas is the future answer to the need for energy and reduction of CO2 emissions; whether this type of gas can be explored, produced and regulated in the same way as traditional gas.
And also whether biogas – perhaps together with shale gas – can replace the natural gas which is slowly becoming exhausted. And whether gas can satisfy the need for transition which is necessary in the transport area.
And finally – how do the natural gas contracts match the major changes which have and will take place in the natural gas market?
The speakers were:
- Lene Hjelm Poulsen, Senior Geophysicist, Nordsøfonden: "Shale gas – the technical challenges".
- Hans Duus Jørgensen, Director of Development, Naturgas Fyn: "Biogas – for transport – options and barriers".
- Søren Hornbæk Svendsen, Attorney, Partner, Horten: "Shale gas and biogas – are they challenging legislation and is there a need for different/additional regulation? Gas contracts in a greatly changed gas world".