Programme of Work

In the 2017-2019 period, the focus of the UfM Gas Platform has been rather on macro level – covering main subjects such as supply-demand, regulation, infrastructure, LNG, gas hubs.

For the next program covering the period 2020-2022, a more focused approach with the overarching goal of a better integration of energy systems in the Mediterranean region while fostering energy transition is envisaged. This would necessitate focusing on the emerging trends, technologies and applications that will not only have significant impact on the Mediterranean gas future but will also shape the future policy orientation. With this in mind, the new themes included in the future work program of the Gas Platform include the issues that were not directly or specifically covered in the previous work program.

– Small scale LNG applications in the Mediterranean region
– Role of gas for the transportation sector in the Med. area
– The role of power to gas and renewable gases technologies in the Mediterranean energy transition
– Technological improvements and environmental mitigation options
– South Mediterranean gas
– Prices, costs and subsidies for natural gas in the Med. region
– Mediterranean Energy Scenarios

As was the case in previous years, working groups with relevant stakeholders will be established. Dedicated technical meetings, workshops and training sessions related to the studies will be organized by the OME, as UfM Gas Platform Secretariat, to support this work programme (see also tentative agenda below).

Events

Virtual workshop on the role and importance of South Mediterranean gas in European supply security.
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Virtual workshop on the use of LNG in maritime transport in the Med. region
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Co-funded by the European Union

2020 agenda of the UfM Gas Platform work programme

Date and venue (tentative) Activities / Meetings / Outcomes
29-30 January – Barcelona UfM Energy Platforms Annual Meeting
March Quarterly Newsletter
29 May Draft report on Small scale LNG applications in the Mediterranean region
22 June videoconference Workshop on Small scale LNG applications in the Mediterranean region
23 June videoconference Launch of the Working Group on the role of gas for the transportation sector in the Mediterranean area
June Quarterly Newsletter
6 July videoconference Workshop on Mediterranean Energy Scenarios
16 July – Paris Workshop on prices, costs and subsidies for natural gas in the Med. region
27July videoconference Conference on the role of gas for the transportation sector in the Med. area
August Draft report on the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of LNG in maritime transport in the Mediterranean region
September Quarterly Newsletter
20 October – Marrakesh Capacity building: organization of training session back to back with the World Power to X Summit 2020 in Marrakesh
21 October – Paris Launch of the Working Group on South Mediterranean gas
9 November – Paris Workshop on reduction of carbon intensity in the transportation sector in the Mediterranean urban areas
24 November – Cairo/Algiers? Workshop on the role and importance of South Mediterranean gas in European supply security
25 November – Cairo/Algiers? Workshop on natural gas trade among the South Mediterranean countries
December Draft report on reduction of carbon intensity in the transportation sector in the Mediterranean urban areas
December Draft report on Mediterranean Energy Scenarios
10 December – Paris Launch of the Working Group on the role of power to gas and renewable gases technologies in the Mediterranean energy transition
11 December – Brussels/Paris? Annual UfM Gas Platform Conference
December Quarterly Newsletter

 

Programme of Work 2017-2019