Please join the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center on December 17 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm for an invite only, off-the-record roundtable discussion on Central European energy security strategies from a business perspective.
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A conversation with
Mr. Marcus Lippold
Vice President, Strategy, Regulatory & Public Affairs
MOL Group

Introduced and moderated by
Mr. Ian Brzezinski
Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

Access to energy resources in Central and Southeast Europe is a matter of both national security and economic competitiveness. The region’s exposure to outside supplies of hydrocarbons and monopolistic abuse is a liability. The Nabucco pipeline that was supposed to bring new supplies of gas from the Caspian has failed to materialize. Nevertheless, Central European countries and companies have already made significant progress in creating a more liquid and competitive regional gas market even if gaps remain in interconnectivity as well as access to alternative supplies.

What are the key challenges businesses face in the energy sector in the region? What are the prospects in downstream, midstream and upstream? What are the impediments to and the future of regional energy cooperation? Can Central and Southeastern Europe benefit directly or indirectly from the US shale gas revolution?

This invitation is nontransferable, please do not forward. If you have suggesstions for additional invitees please email us.


When you arrive, please use the West Tower elevators.