Working Group: Energy

The IBC Energy Committee is one of the biggest and most active IBC Working Groups with around 40 companies and institutions from 20 countries attending. The Group strives to identify, analyse and follow the latest trends in the natural gas business.

Meetings are held about once per quarter, are hosted by a member company of the IBC, and are best characterized by a cooperative and constructive atmosphere. Against this background, it is easy to focus on the actual challenges for natural gas and to demonstrate solutions or new technical progress along the entire value chain of this commodity.

Dominating topics have been the liberalisation of the natural gas markets in Europe, the dwindling indigenous production, calling for new gas supply options for Europe as well as major transport infrastructure projects. Most recently the Energy Committee discussed gas to power, and the increasing use of gas for transport or marine bunkering. Finally, topics around small scale LNG and the enhanced possibilities to connect also remote regions to a stable gas supply came to the attention of the Committee.

Frequently, guest speakers are invited to the meetings to report on recent developments in the energy markets. Examples being, Gazprom elaborating on the market prospective of Russian gas to China, Uniper Global Commodities and Siemens reporting on developments in gas to power, or DNVGL updating on the latest progress in LNG-shipping and the continuous technological progress in this area.

At the end of each meeting the Group Coordinator summarizes the results of the meeting and if appropriate, formulates messages which can be conveyed to the Presiding Committee of the IBC as basis for formal statements. Both the summaries and/or messages to the Presiding Committee and the presentations of the Energy Committee meetings are published on this website and can be found under the section “Publications”.

You are cordially invited to join the IBC Energy Committee and to play an active part!
Please contact for any further information:

Mr. Daniel Hammes

Uniper Global Commodities SE
Phone +49 211 732 75 97 44 | E-Mail


Working Committee Meeting Energy
Date and Venue – tbc


31 May 2019, Bonn

“Methane based hydrogen energy”
by Aleksandr Ishkov, Deputy Head Department, Head of Directorate, PJSC Gazprom
“Shell LNG outlook”
by Olga Borodina, Vice President, Shell Sakhalin

26 April 2019, Pullach im Isartal

“Methane-hydrogen economy – a way for low-carbon development in Europe“
by Dr. Maximilian Kuhn, Public Affairs Expert, Gazprom Germania GmbH

26 April 2018, New Delhi

“Power generation in India” by Raghav Kanoria, Managing Director, India Power Corporation

16 March 2018, St. Petersburg

“Power Generation Service – localization aspect” by Holger Raabe, Head of SGTT LGT Service, Siemens
“The role of the gas generation fleet in the Energy Transition” by Pedro Lopez Estebaranz, Director of Operations CCGT, Uniper Kraftwerke GmbH

26 May 2017, Vienna

“Gas Prices in Europe What Affects What?” by Mr. Valery Nemov, Gazprom export
“Energy Market Regulation” by Mr. Maximilian Kuhn, GAZPROM Germania

24 March 2017, Berlin

“Some Aspects of the Power and Gas Supply by Waste Management” by Alexander Gosten, Berliner Stadtreinigungsbetriebe
“Gas for Transport – 2025” by David Graebe, Gazprom NGV Europe GmbH
“Gas to Power” by Nikolay Rotmistrov, Siemens

11 November 2016, Oslo

“Taking Stock of the European Gas Market” by Rannveig Sofie Stangeland, Statoil
“Managing Norway’s Petroleum Resources”by Johannes Kjode, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate
“Reliable Subsea Gas Transport; The History and Contribution of DNV GL-ST-F101 Standard”by Leif Collberg, DNV GL
“Gas Transported to Market on Keel as LNG or in Pipelines; What is Better?”by Nils Andreas Masvie, DNV GL

27 May 2016, St. Petersburg

“PDF – Siemens Gas turbine localization in Russia” by Nico Paetzold, Siemens
“Video – Siemens Gas turbine localization in Russia” by Nico Paetzold, Siemens
“Supply and demand balance of natural gas in Europe” by Sergei Komlev, Gazprom export
“LNG in Road Transport: Preliminary Results” by Stanislav Urzhumtsev,, Gazprom Gas-Engine Fuel

22 April 2016, Hague

“Small scale LNG developments from the perspective of an infrastructure player” by Jan van Esch, Gasunie
“LNG as shipping fuel – current use and its future growth potential” by Nils Andreas Masvie, DNV GL – Oil and Gas

20 November 2015, Berlin

“Nord Stream II – Another project for the security of supply of Europe” by Oliver Giese, E.ON Global Commodities SE
“Mass Production of Pipes for Nord Stream I and prepared for Nord Stream II” by Hans-Georg Hillenbrand, Europipe GmbH

17 April 2015, Lerici

“Introductory Remarks” by Uwe H. Fip, E.ON Global Commodities SE
“Recent developments in European gas markets” by Burkhard Woelki, Gazprom Germania GmbH
“Med Hydrocarbon opportunities: the Italian case” by Massimo Sciancalepore, Enel
“New gas infrastructure in Europe” by Oliver Giese, E.ON Global Commodities

Mr. Uwe H. Fip

Chairman Working Group Energy

Senior Vice President, Uniper Global Commodities SE
Uniper Global Commodities SE | Holzstr. 6 | 40221 Düsseldorf | Germany
Phone +49 211 732 750 | E-Mail