The Impact of the Natural Gas Engine on the Economy and Climate

07 Jun , 10:00–11:15
The Global Economy in Search of a Balance
Congress Centre, conference hall D4
In partnership with Gazprom

Over the past 50 years, natural gas has revolutionized the world’s fuel market for electricity and heat generation. Gas will continue to maintain its long-term competitiveness in this market amid growing environmental requirements. A new area for the large-scale application of natural gas over the next 50 years will be the transport sector. The high octane number and the environmental properties of natural gas make it possible to create highly efficient vehicles with low overall emissions. What might the global market be for natural gas fuel powering motors by 2050? What investments can be expected in the development of LNG infrastructure, engines, and related innovative technologies? Which technologies and fuel types will be the main competitors to natural gas-powered motors?

Martin Fraenkel, President, S&P Global Platts Inc.

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Marco Alvera, Chief Executive Officer, Snam SPA
Evgeniy Ditrikh, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Viktor Zubkov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gazprom
Anton Inyutsyn, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Mario Mehren, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Wintershall Dea GmbH
Yury Sentyurin, Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)

Front row participants
Vladimir Mau, Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Igor Tonkovidov, First Deputy General Director, Chief Engineer, Sovcomflot
Aleksey Fedotov, Director for Business Development in Russia, Yandex.Taxi