Working Group: Energy

The Energy committee is one of the biggest and most active IBC Working Groups with around 40 companies and institutions from more than 20 countries attending. The participants of the working committee meetings strive for detection, analysis and monitor of the latest trends in the natural gas business development.

The committee holds meetings once per quarter. The hosting companies are member companies of the IBC, which organize meetings in a cooperative and constructive atmosphere. This allows focusing on actual challenges for natural gas market and demonstrating new solutions and technical progress achievements along the entire value chain of this commodity.

The dominating topics are the liberalization of natural gas markets and the decline of gas extraction volumes in Europe, the necessity of new gas supply options to Europe as well as major projects to expand gas transportation infrastructure. Most recently the Energy Committee discussed electricity production from natural gas sources and the challenges to use gas as transportation fuel for cars and marine bunkering. Apart from that, the meetings participants paid attention to such topics as low-burden production of liquefied natural gas, the enhanced gasification possibilities as well as uninterrupted gas supply for remote regions.

The guest speakers are usually invited to the meetings to report on recent developments on energy markets. For example, Gazprom introduced delivery perspectives of Russian gas to China; Uniper Global Commodities and Siemens reported on electricity production from gas sources; DNVGL presented the up-to-date information on the LNG-marine shipping and continuous technological progress in this area.

In the end of each meeting the coordinator of the working group takes stock and formulate bullet points for the IBC Presidium if needed. These bullet points can be used later for official statements. The final resume and the presentation provided during the Energy committee meetings are published on the IBC website in the Publications section.

Should you require any further information please contact:

Mr. Daniel Hammes

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


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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