The 2nd yearly presentation of the EGF Gazprom Monitor Annual Review: Reflections 2016 in light of the prevailing European energy security challenges
25 January 2017, 1 - 5 PM CET
TUSIAD Avenue des Gaulois 13, Brussels 1040
An exert from December 2015
In the present day and age, when we think European energy security, we think Gazprom. Love it or hate, the Russian gas giant is, for many of us, both scourge and partner of the Europeans at the same time. Many of us European "energy security buffs" monitor Gazprom's external activities with bated breath. None more so than St. Petersburg-based Dr Jack Sharples: who has emerged as one of Europe's top "Gazprom watchers". Dr Sharples has now authored more than 50 Gazprom Monitor monthly reports and annual reviews going back to 2010, which are published by the Brussels-based website, European Geopolitical Forum (EGF)
The Third Edition of the Gazprom Monitor Annual Review 2016
The Third Edition of the Gazprom Monitor Annual Review is due to be released to energy security conscious Europeans this winter. We had the pleasure of Dr Sharples making a return visit to Brussels in order to present the core findings of the 2016 Annual Review in the BREC format.
Dr Sharples' presentation of the 2016 Review, a study which closely follows Gazprom's external activities for the past 12 months, was based on the structure of the Review itself. It covered the following topics:
Gazprom and the EU gas market
The EU antitrust investigation into Gazprom
Major infrastructure projects: Nord Stream and Turkish Stream
Gazprom and Ukraine
During his presentation at the Brussels Energy Club on January 25, Dr Sharples offered his assessment with respect to each of these topics as based on the Gazprom Monitor Annual Review for the past year. He then delivered his prognosis on what European energy security watchers can likely expect as we look forward towards the ensuing 12 months.
Extracts of the Gazprom Monitor Annual Review for 2015 can be found here. Full copies of the Review will be available for purchase at the meeting.
Buffet luncheon hosted by the Brussels Energy Club from 13.00-13.45 hours,
An introduction of the EGF Gazprom Monitor Annual Review for 2015 by Dr Marat Terterov, Executive Director, Brussels Energy Club,
Presentation of the Annual Review for 2016 by Dr Jack Sharples
Special comments by Victor Grigorescu, former-Minister of Energy of Romania
Roundtable discussion with meeting participants (NB: the Chatham House Rule will apply).
Networking reception will follow the main discussions
Specialised Lecturer in Energy Politics and Energy Law at the European University of St Petersburg, Russia, and Author of the EGF Gazprom Monitor Monthly Reports
Former-Minister of Energy of Romania