2020 India Cross Commodity Virtual Series

New reality for the energy and natural resources sector post the coronavirus pandemic

About the event

The energy sector is staring at a new reality as the impact of the coronavirus continues to play out. Energy transition is drawing increased attention as business and consumer behaviour evolve. Economic growth has slowed with some countries entering a recession, and India is no different. Yet it remains a key pillar for commodity demand. For companies in India’s energy and natural resources sector - what are sustainable strategies for the future? How will India’s energy mix evolve?

Join us at our virtual series of presentations as we discuss the following topics:



Tuesday, July 7, 2020


Plenary discussion
11:00 AM IST | 1:30 PM SGT/HKT

  • Panel: India and the world after COVID-19

India’s energy transition pathways: challenges and opportunities 12:00 PM IST | 2:30 PM SGT/HKT)

  • Benchmarking India on decarbonisation and sustainability goals
  • Can renewables electricity compete against fossil fuels longer term?
  • How will emerging technologies shape India’s energy future?

Wednesday, July 8, 2020


Metals and Mining – Steel and its raw materials, Copper, Gold 
12:00 PM IST | 2:30 PM SGT/HKT

  • Steel Sector: Strong fundamentals outweigh short term pressure
  • What next for Copper as the world exits lockdown?
  • Peak Gold: what needs to be done to avoid the impending supply cliff edge?

Thursday, July 9, 2020


Refining and chemicals market: Road to recovery post Covid-19?
11:00 AM IST | 1:30 PM SGT/HKT

  • Oil and chemicals demand impact from COVID-19
  • Asian refiners’ dilemmas in a low margin environment. Should India build or buy? 
  • Fuels versus chemicals – New wave of crude oil to chemicals 
  • Risks from over-investment and over-commoditization of basic chemicals 
  • Sustainable strategies for future growth as energy transition gains pace


Asia Pacific and India upstream after the crash
11:50 AM IST | 2:20 PM SGT/HKT

  • Implications for investment and production
  • Which resource themes have been hit the hardest
  • Near term challenge for India’s gas producers 


Gas and LNG
12:10 PM IST | 2:40 PM SGT/HKT

  • Gas demand post COVID-19- a decade of ‘India’s gas demand growth’ 
  • Outlook for global gas and LNG prices. What does it mean for a price-sensitive market and future contracting? 
  • How will long-term demand be met?


Closing debate & Key takeaways
12:30 PM IST | 3:00 PM SGT/HKT




This event is free of charge to Wood Mackenzie Research clients