Flame, Europe’s leading gas and LNG conference, officially opened on Monday, 20th May, at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam.
After the opening speech by Jonathan Stern, Natural Gas Research Programme and Senior Research Fellow, OIES; Statoil’s Senior Vice President Rune Bjornson addressed the conference where he talked about the upstream perspective of the European gas market.
Bjornoson also touched upon the European carbon emission targets saying that Europe needs to reduce the use of coal and use more gas as a clean burning fuel if it aims to meet the emission targets.
Following Bjornson’s speech, Stefan Judisch, CEO of RWE Supply and Trading took the central stage with an interesting presentation on trading and the midstream perspective of Europe’s gas market, and what obstacles hinder the European midstream market’s recovery.
LNG World News Staff, May 20, 2014