X International Scientific Conference Energetika “Challenges of De-carbonization and Recent Price Developments for Natural Gas in Eurasia”

8th-10th November 2017

ENERGETIKA is a conference regularly held in St. Petersburg in the month of November to address recent developments in the energy sector on a global basis with special focus on Russia. It is organized by UNECON (St. Petersburg State University of Economics) with financial support of public and private energy companies, combining an open academic atmosphere with the insights of representatives of important Russian energy companies, like Gazprom and Gazprom Export, as well as from national and international public organizations. Participation is free, subject to registration and available places. Conference languages are English and Russian, simultaneous translation is provided.

This year conference was held at the Marriott Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel, on 9th and 10th November 2017, preceded by a pre-conference workshop in the afternoon of 8th November.

Day 1 consisted of a plenary session in the morning and four work streams in the afternoon followed by a wrap up session and a reception. There were discussed recent energy developments with a focus on the implications of the Paris Agreement of COP 21 in 2015 on de- carbonization efforts and energy prices.

The first half of Day 2 started a podium discussion addressing the future institutional governance of energy, followed by two discussion rounds under Chatham House Rules on the need for further energy infrastructure and the role of gas and coal.