Practical information

Date: Tuesday, 19 May
Time: 13.00 – 14.00h
Location: online

​In addition to the impact of energy transition, severe disruptions due to recent Covid-19 turmoil deepens the challenges of global natural gas markets. There are many speculations on how natural gas industry would now deal with “greening” electricity production, unbalanced demand and supply, increasingly volatile oil prices, alternative utilization of networks, new technologies, national self-sufficiency aspirations, more and more regulatory and political interventions.

Some reactions of “the market” are already visible, some are yet to come. Will the market change (again)? Will new players evolve? Will “green” or “blue” gas replace natural gas? Is there a future for a conventional energy at all? When are changes likely to come? Where are the chances?

During this webinar Andrej Pustišek will discuss the worldwide developments in natural gas and competitive and supplementary sources of energy. He also explains why natural gas might be considered an essential constituent, also in a “green and sustainable” future, and play an important role in our energy system.

This is an interactive session where your questions will be addressed and any discussion is welcomed.


Dr Andrej Pustišek teaches energy economics at the University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany and at the University of Karlsruhe (KIT), Germany. He owns a consulting company providing services to international natural gas and energy companies. From 2002 to 2012, he worked for E.ON Ruhrgas, first as Senior Vice President International Natural Gas Sales and from 2008 as Senior Vice President Portfolio Management.



Due to the Coronavirus we are, until further notice, not able to host physical Energy Learning Activities for our Energy Academy Programme. Instead we have carefully selected several webinars with suitable topics and speakers that fit right into the Energy Academy Programme as you know and love! Your registered participation in the selected webinars will count as a Learning Activity for the Energy Academy Certificate.

This event is a public event, open to anyone with an interest, to join in. The event is organized by New Energy Coalition for the Energy Academy Programme and is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen. The Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Programme. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the Energy Academy Certificate.