A perspective: The future of natural gas globally, in North America and Mexico

Presented by

Jan Frowijn, Vice President Business Collaboration, ROSEN USA &
David Madero Suárez, Independent Energy Consultant

About the presentation

The science of climate change is widely agreed upon and climate change is clearly one of the most important global challenges of our time. The oil and natural gas industry is facing technical, operational as well as organizational defies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Whereas many efforts to reduce GHG already exist, making incremental reductions may no longer be enough [reference]. Oil as well as the natural gas industry is facing increasing social and environmental pressures and demands to clarify the implications for their operations and business models [reference] [reference]. At the same time, a path and transition to an all-renewable energy system is not a simple task. Renewables cannot be used uniformly across the energy system to replace the use of fossil fuels today, mostly because of the variance in the ability of different energy subsectors to switch away from fossil fuels [reference]. Clean, affordable and reliable energy solutions require coordinated efforts of a range of stakeholders across different sectors. Natural gas may play an important role in the short- to mid-term transition toward sustainable energy systems. This paper provides analysis of industry outlook reports, statistics and the view of the authors about the role of natural gas in the energy mix in the next decades. The focus is North America and in particular those factors affecting the development of Mexico’s natural gas sector.

About the presenter

David Madero is an economist with more than 25 years of experience in public finance, macroeconomics, and public policy, with an emphasis in energy and oil and gas. David holds a bachelor's degree from ITAM and master's degree and PhD in economics from UCLA. Currently, he is a partner at an energy consultant, Simplificado, and has worked in the Wholesale Electricity Market advising qualified suppliers, project developers, and industrial users who seek to make their electricity and natural gas spending more efficient. Before that, he founded the National Center for Natural Gas Control (CENAGAS) and directed it for four years during which capacity contracts of the integrated natural gas pipeline system were successfully placed on a firm base, and the operation and control of the gas pipeline was transferred to the company.

Jan Frowijn received a degree in Business Economics (BEc) of the Saxion University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from TSM Business School (both in Enschede, The Netherlands). He holds a Master’s degree (MSc) in Pipeline Integrity Management from Northumbria University (Newcastle upon Tyne, England). Jan has more than 20 years of progressive international experience in a technological driven business field, with a focus on Oil & Gas and the pipeline sector in particular. In his current role as Director and Vice President of Business Collaboration at the ROSEN Group, he is a key member the management team for the region USA, Mexico and Central America.

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