Laurent Ruseckas

IHS Markit

Executive Director, Gas, Power & Renewables, EMEA

Laurent Ruseckas is Executive Director, Gas Power & Renewables, EMEA, IHS Markit. 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

  • 04:00pm - 04:35pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 10:00 pm - 08/mar/2022 10:35 pm

    Plenary

    Gas, Energy Security & the Energy Transition 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