• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Michael Stoppard

S&P Global

Chief Strategist Global Gas

Michael Stoppard is Global Gas Strategy Lead & Special Advisor with S&P Global. He is a member of the S&P Global Commodity Insights (SPGCI) Leadership Team and also sits on the Gas, Power, & Climate Solutions management team. Previously he spent a decade as Chief Strategist Global Gas at IHS Markit, and Vice Chairman CERAWeek, the world’s premier annual energy conference. Prior to that, he led the global gas team at IHS CERA. He is responsible for the development and coordination of the SPGCI global and interregional coverage of gas markets and LNG. Before joining IHS Markit, Mr. Stoppard was a research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) where he set up the gas programme.


Sessions With Michael Stoppard

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 11:00am - 11:40am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 05:00 pm - 08/mar/2023 05:40 pm

    European Gas: Turmoil, resilience and lessons learned

    Gas & LNG
    The year 2022 was a pivot point for European gas. A sharp reduction in Russian pipeline deliveries was compensated for by record levels of LNG and plummeting demand. Meanwhile government intervention returned in the from of price control and mandated stock builds. This plenary will discuss the lessons learned and the outlines for a new equilibrium. What are the longer-term perspectives for gas demand with less Russian imports, and how plausible are the plans to reduce gas use?
  • 03:15pm - 03:55pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 09:15 pm - 08/mar/2023 09:55 pm

    Future of Gas: Innovation and new business models

    Gas & LNG
    The natural gas industry had an eventful 2022 as Europe’s largest source of pipeline gas was largely removed from the supply mix—putting sharp upward pressure on global LNG demand, and consequently on prices. Security of gas supply has moved to the top of the agenda, while in many markets the question of affordability looms large. As the gas market normalizes in 2023 and beyond, how will the changing strategies of companies and policymakers affect the trajectory of global gas? How can the gas industry continue to play a growing role in meeting the needs of energy consumers as well as the imperative of sustainability?