LONDON, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
As part of the series of free market information ICIS provides, we will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday 16th September at 3pm (GMT)
Russian independent natural gas producers, such as NOVATEK and oil incumbent Rosneft, led by powerful political figures are squeezing gas major Gazprom on the domestic market. Following the liberalisation of Russian LNG exports in November 2013 voices are heard calling for lifting pipeline gas monopoly too. With Gazprom's production costs increasing, European demand will remain crucial for keeping its profits.
The webinar will cover:
- The structure of the Russian gas markets and role of independent producers.
- Improved access to Gazprom's domestic gas transport system has allowed independents to increase market share.
- Gazprom's production and impact of its recent supply deal with China.
- Political rivals challenging Gazprom's position at home.
- Gazprom's pricing policy and relations with European customers.
- Importance of European sales for Russia in the light of ongoing political tensions with Ukraine.
After the presentation there will be a Q&A session where you will have the chance to pose questions directly to Elizabeth. If you can't make the live webinar, you can still register and receive a link to a recording of the webinar. All participants will also receive the presentation slides.
Elizabeth Stonor will be hosting the webinar and is the ICIS expert on Russian gas with many years of experience in covering both the Russian domestic market and exports to Europe. A fluent Russian speaker, Elizabeth has long-standing relations with industry figures in Russia, Ukraine and Slovakia, which allowed her to form a well-informed and independent opinion on developments in the sector. Elizabeth has been contributing to ICIS Heren reports since 1995 and has deep knowledge of the history of Russian gas supplies to Europe since the start of liberalisation of European gas markets.
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