Golden Rules for a Golden Age of Gas

Date

29 May 2012 22:00

Address

European Parliament
  Brussels
Belgium

Event Type

M - Seminar, presentation

Section

Energy

Event Location

Brussels

Event Description

On behalf of MEP Boguslaw Sonik, the rapporteur on "Environmental impacts of shale gas extraction" we have the pleasure to invite you to a presentation by The International Energy Agency of the report on the "Golden Rules for a Golden Age of Gas".

 
Presenting the report will be Fatih Birol, the Chief Economist at the International Energy Agency.
 
The presentation will take place on Wednesday 30 May in the European Parliament at 9h30 - room PHS 7C050.
 
The report:
  • Describes the unconventional gas resource and what is involved in exploiting it.
  • Identifies the key environmental and social risks and how they can be addressed.
  • Suggests the Golden Rules necessary to realise the economic and energy security benefits while meeting public concerns.
  • Spells out the implications of compliance with these rules for governments and industry, including on development costs.
  • Assesses the impact of the two cases on global gas trade patterns and pricing, energy security and climate change.