The Future of Shale Gas – A Window of Opportunity or an Illusion?

  • Date: 12/12/13
  • 8th Energy Forum, Sopot, Poland

8th Energy Forum, Sopot, Poland – 18 December 2013

The Future of Shale Gas – A Window of Opportunity or an Illusion?

Europe faces huge challenges and hurdles regarding its shale policy. European governments are dithering to extract cheap and abundant sale gas which could significantly boost EU economies. In many EU member states energy prices have skyrocketed while millions of families have been forced into energy poverty. A growing number of European companies are investing in cheap-energy countries to remain competitive. Opposition to shale development is becoming one of the biggest threats to energy-intensive industries.


Dr Benny Peiser, Director, Global Warming Policy Foundation, United Kingdom


Cezary Filipowicz, Country Manager, United Oilfield Services, Poland

Robert Stankiewicz, Country Manager Poland And Baltics, Dow Polska Sp. z o.o, Poland

Jacek Wroblewski, Development Director, BNK Polska Sp. z o.o., Poland

Dorota Arciszewska-Mielewczyk, Member, Parliament, Poland

Mariusz Jędrysek, Member, Parliament, Poland

Stanisław Lamczyk – Member, Parliament, Poland

Mieczyslaw Struk, Marshal, Office of the Marshal of the Pomeranian Region, Poland

Philippe Vlaemminck, Chair of EU Regulatory and Trade Department, Altius, Belgium

Sergey Zhiltsov, Head, The Centre of Regional Studies, Russia

Etienne Beeker, Head of Energy Division, General Commission for Strategy and Forward Studies (CGSP), France

Piotr Wozniak, Undersecretary of State, Chief National Geologist, Ministry of Environment, Poland (TBC)