Session Details

Plenary - Europe, Russia and US: Who drives Europe's energy security?

Tuesday, March 10

05:55 pm - 06:30 pm

European energy security—particularly where natural gas is concerned—has recently been the subject of high-level geopolitical debate. From the perspective of many in Europe, the continent’s gas supply has never been more secure, thanks to major EU gas market reforms over the past 15 years and, at present, plentiful supply in the global LNG market. However, the United States sees threats to European energy security from new Russian pipelines—a view shared by some countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Meanwhile, the continued growth of renewable generation in Europe points toward the localization of energy production in the long term. How secure is Europe’s energy supply? Can the US play a constructive role in Europe's energy security? Should Russia be viewed as part of the problem, or can it be part of the solution?

Session Speakers
  • Laurent Ruseckas

    IHS Markit

    Executive Director, Gas Power & Renewables, EMEA

  • Francis R. Fannon

    United States Department of State

    Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR)

  • Michaela Spaeth

    German Federal Foreign Office

    Deputy Director General for Energy and Climate Policy

  • Maria Rita Galli

    Snam S.p.A

    Executive Vice President Business Development & International Asset Management

  • Roman Opimakh

    State Geologic and Subsoil Survey of Ukraine

    Director General