Michael Stoppard

IHS Markit

Chief Strategist, Global Gas

Michael Stoppard, Chief Strategist, Global Gas, is a member of the Energy Research Council overseeing thought leadership across global energy and is a 20-year specialist in the international gas business. He is responsible for the development and coordination of the IHS global and interregional coverage of gas markets and liquefied natural gas. Previously Mr. Stoppard led the global gas team at IHS (formerly CERA). He is the author of numerous IHS Energy reports, including "Challenge and Change in the EU-Russia Gas Relationship"; "The Energy Investment Imperative in Europe"; and "Methane Hydrates Breakthrough: The next game changer or a major step on a longer road?" He was a coauthor with Daniel Yergin of “The Next Prize,” published in Foreign Affairs. Before joining IHS Mr. Stoppard was a research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. In addition he served as a Parliamentary Special Advisor on energy regulation for the House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee in the United Kingdom. Mr. Stoppard holds an honors degree from the University of York.

SESSIONS WITH Michael Stoppard

Tuesday, October 27

  • 06:45pm - 07:20pm

    Executive Conference

    Growing Share of Gas in India's Energy Mix: What is realistic?

    To diversify India’s energy mix and develop a gas-based economy, India has set an ambitious target of increasing the share of natural gas in its primary energy mix from 6% to 15% by 2030. The government has launched targeted reforms for development of natural gas infrastructure, expansion of city distribution networks, market-determined gas pricing, and increased domestic gas production. For LNG developers, India therefore offers great potential.

    What are the prospects and challenges for increasing the share of gas in different sectors of the economy?
    What role can LNG play to support that objective, and how can the global gas market support India’s import needs?
    What needs to happen to further promote India’s LNG imports?
    Is the current price regime adequate for gas to reach 15% of the primary energy mix?
    Is gas a competitive commodity at the consumer level to grow the share of gas for power and industrial uses?
    What are some international best practices for gas markets and pricing that can be adapted for India?