Wood Mackenzie held its annual gas and power forum in London in October 2014. Over 90 people attended from a wide range of companies. As is tradition, we asked attendees to complete an anonymous questionnaire in order to gauge the mood from market participants on key questions as diverse as the scale of US LNG exports, key gas supply risks for the forthcoming winter, the long-term outlook for gas in the power sector and European gas procurment strategy.
Table of contents
Ukraine remains the market’s biggest risk to security of supply, but the weather is the biggest price risk
It’s hard to be positive about gas demand for European power
The market is increasingly bullish on US LNG volumes
More Azeri gas is favoured for the Southern Corridor, but the timing won’t work
Buyers believe over-supply is inevitable and this is influencing their contracting strategy
Tables and charts
This report includes 7 images and tables including:
Q - What's the biggest threat to European security of gas supply?
Q - What is the biggest risk for the winter 2014/15 NBP price outlook?
London gas and power forum 2014: survey results: Image 3
London gas and power forum 2014: survey results: Image 4
Q - Which new pipe supply sources will deliver the most gas to Europe by 2025?
Q - Do you believe that the global (Pacific and Atlantic) gas market will be over-supplied before 2020 for a sustained period (>1 year)?
Q - You are a NW European buyer of gas, your oil-indexed contract will expire in the next five years. What should your new procurement strategy be?