Oxford Energy Podcast – The Future of Gas in Europe, challenges to 2030

The next decade is still very much a gas decade, at least in reality if not in the policies. There is a need to watch closely to see how this develops. In this podcast David Ledesma discusses with James Henderson the role of natural gas in the energy transition in Europe. In this wide-ranging interview, it is noted that whereas gas is painted as a problem by many, maybe it should also be seen as a solution. Transition away from gas creates uncertainty and concerns over security of energy supply. There is a need for more dialogue between consumers and suppliers as transitioning to cleaner fuels away from natural gas means losing channels of cooperation and dialogue. The podcast also notes that the gas markets (and the energy mix) in Central, and Eastern and Southern Europe are different from Western Europe and a different approach may be required.