- What needs to happen to ensure that $12 gas is available to smaller industrial users?
- How does policy need to be shaped to make the gas sector functional through the transition?
- Is gas too valuable to be ‘wasted’ on household use?
- What are the carrots and sticks that will allow gas to fully play its role in supporting clean energy and energy stability?
Co-Head of Asia Pacific Energy Research
Australian Energy Producers
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA)
Chief Executive Officer, GLNG Operations
- Defining Australia’s role in the global LNG market
- Diagnosing the impact of volatility in international markets for Australia
- Examining how price volatility can affect Australia's position as a reliable gas supplier
- Devising strategies to navigate the impact of geopolitical tensions, trade agreements, and regulatory changes on the export of Australian gas to international markets
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific GEMS
- Ensuring that gas can play its part in supporting and stabilising the energy system
- Assessing the practicality of the EU’s model of transitioning gas networks to renewable sources like biomethane
- Avoiding the cost of pipelines and storage facilities becoming unviable expensive stranded assets
- Defining a role for gas post transition – timelines to a complete phase out of gas
- Recognising gas’s critical role in emissions reductions and energy security
- Partnering with renewables for reliable power
- Fuelling the Australian manufacturing sector
- Deploying net-zero technologies and fuels
- Communicating the gas story to ensure community support
Australian Energy Producers
- Identifying and building on social licence lessons from previous projects
- Meeting the expectation that onshore gas, large-scale renewables (and potentially hydrogen) should deliver real and lasting benefits for regional communities
- Understanding the types of values that can be created and the pathways for creating them
- Making the argument for gas when governments have specific agendas and intervention commitments
- How can the loss of social license for the gas industry and new gas developments be effectively addressed?
- What strategies can be employed to convince policy-makers to keep gas alive in the energy sector?
- How can the industry better represent itself to the public so that they understand gas’s role in energy security and keeping onshore manufacturing alive?
- What are effective ways to counter the net zero PR machine’s message and communicate that gas is essential to the transition?
- What measures can be taken to ensure clear messaging and emphasize the importance of ‘impartial voices’ in the gas industry debate?
Hon Joel Fitzgibbon
former Australian Labor Party Minister; Special Counsel
former MD of Snowy and Energy Australia, currently Managing Director
- Commercialisation at scale for biogas as a decarbonisation pathway for industries which rely on natural gas for heat energy
- Thinking outside the box to overcome the lack of natural gas supply and decarbonise the gas networks
- Understanding biomethane and its applications for natural gas users
- Pressing the accelerator on alternative gas projects injecting some urgency
General Manager Energy
Brickworks Building Products
- Will renewable gases be economically viable by the end of the decade?
- Where are projects up to and what are the sticking points?
- How has the Inflation Reduction Act (USA) impacted Australian/SE Asian developments?
- Which formats are hydrogen buyers going to want? And for which uses?
- What innovations accelerate renewable gas adoption over natural gas in energy grids?
- How can we swiftly expand renewable gas infrastructure while ensuring reliability?
- Are policy changes and public support pivotal for a rapid transition?
Director, Energy Transition
S&P Global Commodity Insights
Sam Lee Mohan
General Manager, Future Energy
General Manager Hydrogen & Future Fuels