2:30 am IST - 4:30 am IST

Past Event

Panel discussion on IEA’s Global Gas Security Review 2018

Thursday, December 06, 2018

2:30 am - 4:30 am IST

Brookings India
Kamalnayan Bajaj Conference Room

Brookings India
New Delhi

Content from the Brookings Institution India Center is now archived. After seven years of an impactful partnership, as of September 11, 2020, Brookings India is now the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, an independent public policy institution based in India.


Natural gas, the cleanest and the least carbon-intensive fossil fuel, is expected to play a key role in the transition to a cleaner and more flexible energy system. In the central scenario of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook, natural gas is the only fossil fuel that will maintain its share in the energy mix in the coming decades, mainly supported by policies to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

The IEA launched the first annual Global Gas Security Review (GGSR) in 2016 to identify and analyse some critical elements such as physical production flexibility of the LNG infrastructure and flexibility in contractual arrangements. The second such report updated the major findings regarding these two crucial elements of global gas security and deepened the analysis by introducing additional concepts and metrics to develop a more comprehensive assessment of global gas security of supply. The 2018 Global Gas Security Review provides a focus on the most recent trends in terms of demand and supply flexibility, and also addresses some risks associated with this growing flexibility, such as short-term LNG deliverability and shipping fleet availability.

The event will be live streamed at Brookings India YouTube channel and on our Twitter account.


Time Activity Speakers
4:00 PM Welcome Address Swati Mitchelle D’souza, Associate, Brookings India
4:10PM Keynote Address Sunjay Sudhir, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (TBC)
4:20 PM Report Launch
4:25 PM Presentation Jean-Baptiste Dubreuil, Senior Natural Gas Analyst, IEA
4:50 PM Panel Discussion

Vivek Rae, Former Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (Moderator)


B.C. Tripathi, CMD, GAIL (India) Ltd


Prabhat Singh, MD & CEO, Petronet LNG


Rahul Tongia, Fellow, Energy and Sustainability, Brookings India


Jean-Baptiste Dubreuil, Senior Natural Gas Analyst, IEA


5:40 PM Floor open to discussions