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Capitalizing on national strengths with global perspectives – LNG India Summit 2024 to discuss the bright future of natural gas sector

14 May 2024

The 8th edition of the LNG India Summit 2024 to be held from 30 – 31 May 2024 at The Lalit, New Delhi will be centered on the theme of ‘Natural Gas: Envisioning the Future Beyond 2050’ covering the practicalities and pre-requisites for increasing gas share in the energy basket and role of LNG in achieving long-term energy transition goals. Organised by Messe Frankfurt India, the two-day conference will engage experts from the LNG and natural gas sector, global operators, policymakers and industry leaders.

As India moves forward to meet the rising demands of liquified natural gas (LNG) and the future goals of becoming a gas-based economy, it signifies a bright future for the sector, the complete LNG eco-system and the Indian economy at large. Developments in transportation, infrastructure, industrial, power generation facilities, refineries, fertilizer units and allied products and services that are dependent on LNG, are aiding to boost the sector further.

As the premiere annual leadership forum for the natural gas sector in the backdrop of dynamic global landscape and evolving energy solutions, the upcoming LNG India Summit 2024 will present a unique opportunity for the industry to indulge in dialogue, collaboration and forward-thinking strategies for the sector. Covering a comprehensive range of topics surrounding the anticipated growth of the LNG market, the conference will convene 45+ eminent speakers from this domain who will deep-dive into the current landscape as well as discuss how to further capitalise India’s strength for the soaring future while also achieving India’s ambitious target of transitioning towards a gas-based economy.

The two-day conference will be lined up with a distinguished panel of speakers from key government agencies, policymakers, regulators and industry leaders from the leading energy sector majors that will engage in exciting panel discussions and fireside chats generating great networking opportunities and showcase of latest equipment & technological developments in LNG value chain – Transportation, storage, tanks and other equipment

Several senior officials from Government and policymaker side alongwith C-Suite executives from the private sector will speak at the conference. Some of them include:

·         Chief Guest - Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog, Government of India

·         Mr Bhushan Kumar, Joint Secretary (SAGARMALA), Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Government of India

·         Mr Suresh Mathur, Ex-Founding Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Petronet LNG

·         Dr Kaustav Nag, Additional Director General, Exploration Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, (Government of India)

·         Mr Sandeep Jain, Executive Director – Gas Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

·         Mr Sumit Kishore, Executive Director (BD and E&P), GAIL (India) Ltd

·         Mr Suresh P Manglani, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Adani Total Gas Ltd

·         Mr Akhil Mehrotra, Managing Director, Pipeline Infrastructure Ltd

·         Dr SC Sharma, Formerly Officer on Special Duty (Energy and Climate Change), Government of India

·         Mr Rajesh K Mediratta, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Indian Gas Exchange Ltd

·         Mr Rajesh Kaul, Vice President & Business Head, Trucks – CVBU, TATA Motors Ltd

Exploring the now and the future landscape of LNG, the experts on the panel will share their opinions and perspectives on topics like:

·         India’s Current & Future Outlook for LNG imports supporting gas-based economy

·         CEO Roundtable: Role of LNG to increase natural gas share from 6.7% to 15% – Perspectives across LNG & NG Value Chain

·         LNG supplies, prices and trading – Global perspective and Indian scenario

·         How India can enhance its gas supply portfolio?

·         What should be the favorable contracting options for India for LNG Imports by India?

·         Technological developments in LNG value chain – Transportation, Storage, Tanks and other equipment

·         LNG & NG Infrastructure Building & Operational Excellence

·         Global LNG Regasification Capacities & Status of India’s LNG Import Capacity

·         LNG Shipping capacities and decarbonization with LNG fleets

·         Small Scale LNG (ssLNG) to expand natural gas access to India

·         Creating LNG - a viable fuel in India

·         CGD Roundtable: Central role of CGDs in India’s natural gas story and new Infrastructure development

·         How India can enhance its gas share like China

Sharing his thoughts on the sector’s growth and upcoming edition of LNG India Summit 2024, Mr Raj Manek, Executive Director & Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd said:With the anticipated rise in the consumption of natural gas in India by 2050, LNG India Summit plays a crucial role in bringing all the stakeholders together to discuss the industry’s key issues, current trend and planning a strategic roadmap to achieve expected growth by capitalizing on the existing strengths of India. We are grateful to all our eminent speakers from the industry and regulatory bodies for their participation who will provide their insights on the pressing issues. The sessions curated will discuss how the complete value chain of the natural gas sector can work collaboratively towards a shared vision at various levels for achieving the goals and leave its mark on the Indian economy.”

The summit will be attended by key industry stakeholders, player and influencers making it a two-day power-packed event with high value updates. Till date the participating organizations are Adani Total, Alleima, Ashirwad Equipment, Deloitte, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India), Fendercare Marine, GSPC LNG, Incubate, HPCL, HP LNG, Herose, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Indian Oil-Adani Gas, Interocean, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd, Indraprastha Gas Ltd, Maruti Suzuki, Mitsubishi Motors, Natural Gas Society, NYK Group, Oraya, Pace Marine, Petronet LNG, Saint Gobain, Sarjak Container Lines, Shell, S&P Global, Sharp Logistics and more will join soon.

US EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2023 projects natural gas consumption to more than triple in India by 2050. According to their report, India’s net natural gas imports are expected to grow from 3.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2022 to 13.7 Bcf/d in 2050, a 4.9 per cent average annual increase, on account of rising demand from the industrial sector particularly fertilizers and oil refineries. The share of natural gas in the energy basket is expected to go up from 6% to 15% by 2030. Looking at the rising demand, the forum will act as an ideal platform to assist the industry in envisioning the future of Natural Gas beyond 2050.

Since 2015, the LNG India Summit has emerged as a pivotal platform bringing together the stakeholders from government departments, policy makers, regulators, importers, suppliers, infrastructure builders, private industry players, technology and solution providers under one roof. The exciting exchange of valuable insights and future-oriented ideas with sessions on India’s transition towards a gas-based economy will once again result in knowledge sharing and a strong network-building platform.

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