Laurent Ruseckas

S&P Global

Executive Director, Gas, Power & Renewables, EMEA

Laurent Ruseckas is Executive Director, Gas Power & Renewables, EMEA, S&P Global. Mr. Ruseckas is a leading authority on the oil and gas industry in Eurasia, with a special focus on gas transportation and markets. He has worked for two decades advising international oil and gas companies and institutional investors on energy investment in Eurasia. Mr. Ruseckas first joined CERA (later acquired by IHS Markit) in 1991 and led CERA’s Caspian Energy practice from 1997 to 2003. Since 2009 Mr. Ruseckas has carried out a wide range of consulting engagements, including the Caspian Development Corporation project carried out for the World Bank and European Commission. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Ruseckas was based in Baku, Azerbaijan as Director of Business Development and head of strategy for Greenoak Holdings Limited, an asset-based company in the oil transportation sector. A Russian speaker, Mr. Ruseckas holds a BA from Harvard University (Cambridge, USA), and he passed comprehensive examinations in the PhD program in political science at Columbia University (New York, United States). He is based in London.

Sessions With Laurent Ruseckas

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 11:00am - 11:30am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 05:00 pm - 08/mar/2022 05:30 pm

    Financing the Hydrogen Value Chain: From Millions to Billions

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power Transportation & Mobility/Electrification (EVs/built environment)

    In 2020, investment in low-carbon hydrogen was less than 100 millions dollars. Based on decarbonization strategies released by countries around the globe, annual spending on production equipment alone could be over 50 billion dollars by 2030. What is needed to go from millions to billions?

  • 03:35pm - 04:15pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 09:35 pm - 08/mar/2022 10:15 pm

    Energy Security in Europe

    Panel Gas & LNG
    A “perfect storm” of factors caused natural gas prices in Europe to rise to a previously unimaginable level of $33/MMBtu in the fourth quarter of 2021. High prices and extreme volatility have continued into 2022. The key role of gas in setting electricity prices has magnified the economic impact. Europe’s evident exposure to the global LNG market as well as the Russian supply strategy has caused soul-searching among policymakers, with security of gas supply concerns being refocused on price rather than just availability. While some blame for the energy price crisis has been directed at EU decarbonization targets, many EU governments and institutions are emphasizing the need to hasten the shift away from natural gas, not only for climate reasons but also to improve the continent’s energy security.

Thursday, 10 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Aftershock: Financing the European Energy Transition

    Panel Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG
    In Europe, the energy price shock has sent policymakers scrambling for solutions, but it has not changed the European Union’s fundamental commitment to meet its decarbonization targets on the path toward net-zero emissions with an emphasis on early emissions reductions. Investment banks, fund managers, and private equity are firmly on board with the energy transition and set to play a leading role—not only to live up to the ESG commitments that are becoming fundamental to the mission of many institutions, but also because of the returns that they hope will be available. This discussion will consider key issues in this fast-changing space. What role does the booming market in green bonds play in the transition process? What is the impact of the emerging EU taxonomy for sustainability disclosure? How will the deployment of public funding for emerging areas such as hydrogen influence the transition process?