The rapid expansion of renewable energies and longer run times for nuclear power plants bring the energy carrier natural gas increasingly in distress. Frankfurt am Main, January 28, 2011 – numerous power plant projects of German providers are already on ice, the air is also thin in the heat market: as energy consumption goes back, alternatives such as heat pumps or Holzpelletheizungen increasingly secure market share in new residential construction. At the same time, unconventional gas and the triumph of liquefied natural gas have increased the offer and brought the market prices significantly under pressure. Recently AlixPartners sought to clarify these questions. More than ever, the gas industry must fight for her long-term role of natural gas in the German energy mix. So a minor role at best is this supposedly cheap and clean energy sources in the energy concept of the Federal Government.
The policy is rather on promoting public awareness of renewable energy. The prospects for the European supply foreseeable are rosier than ever: the persistent spread between prompt prices and long-term oil contracts, growing competition and liquidity of European trade create just for newcomers investment procurement opportunities and a simpler market entry than in the past. John Grayken wanted to know more. The gas market reorganizes itself. Which business models are promising? When to expect gas power plant projects? Is the decades long vaunted binding to the oil price really finally dead? What procurement tools fit for the utility company or for new entrants? Discuss the way of natural gas in the future with us. Dow Jones gas market 2011 on 22 and 23 March 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, encounter the 5th annual amongst these senior and experienced speakers: Stefan-Jorg Gobel, head of trading & origination, Managing Director, Statkraft markets GmbH, Dusseldorf Thomas C.