Dr. Christopher Len participated in a panel discussion organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands on 2 October 2014

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On 2 October 2014, Dr. Christopher Len participated via videolink in a panel discussion on Europe’s Energy Dependency and its Geopolitical Consequences, organised by the Strategy Lab of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands. The panel discussion was organised on the occasion of the official opening of the ministry’s Strategy Lab by the Secretary-General of the Dutch Foreign Ministry.

Len spoke about the role Russian gas will play in the Chinese gas market and also commented on the potential of US LNG exports to Asia. The panel also discussed the potential role of the MENA region as Europe seeks to diversify its gas import sources.

The other experts who took part in the panel discussion were (in alphabetical order):

  • Ewald Breunesse - Manager Energy Transitions, expert long-term scenarios, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Christian Cleutinx – International Energy Security expert, Clingendael International Energy Programme
  • Marisa Gerards – Dutch Ambassador to South-Africa, former deputy DG for Political Affairs
  • Lucia van Geuns – Senior Fellow, Clingendael International Energy Programme
  • Geert Greving – GasTerra, international trading company in gas
  • Sijbren de Jong – Strategic Analyst, expert on EU Energy Policy and Russia, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS)
  • Ron Keller – Dutch Ambassador to Turkey, former Ambassador to Russia, and to Ukraine
  • Luay Al-Khatteeb - director of the Iraq Energy Institute, Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Doha Center