On April 24-26, 2023 Cepconsult took part in XV European Economic Congress in the International Congress Centre in Katowice, Poland. The EEC provided a unique platform for a debate, bringing together pundits, politicians and business people for three days filled with discussions, conversations, and meetings. The agenda of the 15th European Economic Congress covered key subjects and trends changing the economy as well as defined its prospects in a changing geopolitical and macroeconomic environment.
On March 21, 2023 in Brussels Cepconsult took part in international event Eurogas annual conference “A Pathway to Solutions”.
More than 250 energy experts from across Europe come together for the event, taking stock of emergency measures in the EU, and the deployment of low-carbon and renewable gases in heavy-duty transport. All to exchange views on the “unprecented” year just past.
On February 15, 2023 in Bratislava Cepconsult took part in the SPNZ conference “Energy security and the importance of domestic natural gas extraction”
As part of the EU’s RePower program, Slovakia has pledged to significantly reduce its dependence on natural gas supplies from Russia by 2027. For the year 2022, it was possible to diversify transportation routes and supplies of natural gas in such a way that it reduced dependence on Russia by two thirds. Other possibilities are the support of domestic production of biomethane, hydrogen and the increase of natural gas extraction. On average, Slovakia extracts 60 million cubic meters per year, which corresponds to approximately 1% of natural gas consumption. However, the potential is up to ten times higher.
On January 26-27, 2023 in Brussels Cepconsult took part in international event Eurogas final conference “Towards a just transition for the gas sector and its workers. Challenges and opportunities”.
During the conference, representatives of the the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) and industriAll Europe along with DG ENER, European Commission, energy companies and expert organizations address the functioning of the european gas market and its evolution, in the context of an emergency situation. They also heard the results of a special report by independent consultants Syndex on the challenges and opportunities for gas sector workers within the EU’s energy transition.
On December 07, 2022 in Prague Cepconsult took part in international event Eurogas Annual Regional Conference “Czech Republic: The Energy Transition And The Role Of Gas”. The event was organised in the context of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the support of the Czech Gas Association.
During the conference, representatives of the DG ENER, European Commission, relevant ministry of the Czech Republic, association of gas infrastructure operators of Europe – GIE, energy companies of Czechia, Germany, Slovakia, expert organizations address the functioning of the regional gas market and its evolution, in the context of an emergency situation, discuss the potential of renewable and low carbon gases in the region in an emergency context.
On November 21, 2022, Cepconsult in Bratislava took part in the annual international event “Central European Energy Conference”, organized by the Slovak think tank “Slovak Foreign Policy Association” (SFPA) together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and the Office of the Prime Minister of Slovakia.
During the conference, representatives of the European Commission, relevant ministries of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine, expert organizations and energy companies of the region discussed issues of energy security in Europe in the context of large-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.
On November 4, 2022, Cepconsult in Vienna took part in the annual international event of the OSCE and the World Energy Council Austria – the conference “The 5th Vienna Energy Security Dialogue. Coping with Tensions”. The conference was traditionally held in the building of the Federation of Austrian Industries.
During the conference, representatives of energy companies, energy market regulators, international and expert organizations of the EU, the USA, the Middle East and Central Asia discussed the current situation on the natural gas and oil markets in the context of energy security.
4-5 October 2022 in Ljubljana, Slovenia Cepconsult attended an international event organised by the Energy Community – 17th Gas Forum.
The Forum discussed security of gas supply and winter preparedness in the Energy Community Contracting Parties and stressed the need to address the current price surge without unduly distorting the market. The participants welcomed the SEEGAS Study which takes into account the urgency of ensuring the energy security of consumers in preparation for winter. Energy Community Secretariat invites the transmission system operators in the region to offer firm capacity in addition to interruptible capacity, wherever possible, and align on key issues such as gas quality and the calculation of commodity charges.
27-28 September 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia Cepconsult attended an international event organised by the Energy Community – 14th Oil Forum.
The Forum took focused on the overview of European crude and product balances in a global context; How have European oil import flows changed during 2022, and how will they change in 2023? What will be the impact of high gas prices on oil balances – this was another topic addressed by the participants of the event.