Ieda Gomes

Senior Visiting Research Fellow

Ieda Gomes is the director of Energix Strategy Ltd, a consultancy specializing in energy strategy, natural gas and LNG supply, pricing, contracts, and market fundamentals. In a career spanning 30 years in the gas and energy industry, Ieda has spent more than 13 years with BP, where she held senior positions, such as: vice president of new ventures for South Asia and Middle East, president of BP Brasil, and vice president of regulatory affairs for BP Gas and Power. Prior to BP, Ieda was the CEO of the S. Paulo Gas Company (Comgas), the largest gas distribution company in Brazil. Ieda is currently a councillor at the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, a director at the Department of Infrastructure of the S. Paulo Federation of Industries, a member of the advisory board of Comgas, and sits on the board of directors of Bureau Veritas, Exterran Corporation and InterEnergy Holdings. Ieda is a senior adviser of the Brazilian think tank FGV Energia and is an active member of International Gas Union (IGU), having served in the executive committee and is as vice-chair of the Task Force Strategic Communication and Outreach. She has made presentations at several energy conferences and training courses, most recently at the World Gas Conference, and she is a member of the programme committee of LNG 17. She is a regular columnist for the specialized magazine Brasil Energia. Ieda has a degree in chemical engineering from Universidade Federal da Bahia, an MSc in energy from Universidade de S.Paolo, and an MSc from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

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                    [post_content] => With US shale gas dominating the headlines of the energy media for the past several years, Canadian gas has been somewhat overshadowed. While gas industry followers outside North America may have been aware of the reduction in Canadian gas exports to the US, they will likely have missed the complex interaction of lower cost US shale invading regional Canadian markets formerly domestically supplied. This situation has been further exacerbated as Canadian transportation tariffs have been raised to compensate for lower throughput. Ieda Gomes provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics of these and other key elements of Canada’s gas fundamentals and how they have, and will continue, to evolve.

The loss of Provincial and Federal tax and royalty take due to lowered exports, production growth and prices is also important and leads to an assessment of potential new market segments such as natural gas and LNG vehicles and Tar Sands sectors (currently impacted by low oil prices). This inevitably leads to the exploration of the obvious replacement for the lost pipeline export volumes, namely LNG exports.

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                    [post_content] => Natural gas commentary and industry focus on South Asia tends to target India, the largest gas market.   Pakistan and Bangladesh in aggregate however equal India in terms of gas consumption and as such are significant markets in their own right.  This paper by Ieda Gomes is an in-depth study of the genesis and present situation of these two significant gas consuming countries, including the drag on their potential economic output as a consequence of gas supply shortages and the attempts of each to secure gas import projects be they pipeline gas or LNG.  Their lack of success to date due to poor institutional capability, insufficient trust with potential suppliers or merely procedural shortcomings is recounted.  This said, there is clearly a need for both a re-invigorated upstream domestic exploration and development campaign and the implementation of a coherent import strategy.  Reform of domestic pricing is critical to the achievement of both these necessary developments. This paper is a detailed and comprehensive study of these gas markets at a crucial stage of their evolution.
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