Michael Stoppard

S&P Global

Chief Strategist Global Gas

Michael Stoppard, Chief Strategist, Global Gas, Energy, at S&P Global, and Vice Chair of S&P Global CERAWeek, is a member of the Energy Research Council overseeing thought leadership across global energy and has over 20 years of experience specializing in the international gas business. He is responsible for the development and coordination of the S&P Global global and interregional coverage of gas markets and LNG. Previously, Mr. Stoppard led the global gas team at Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), prior to its acquisition by IHS Markit. He is the author of numerous IHS Markit 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 co-author with Daniel Yergin of “The Next Prize,” published in Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining IHS Markit and its predecessor CERA, 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

Thursday, 21 October

Friday, 22 October

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm (IST) / 22/oct/2021 06:00 am - 22/oct/2021 06:30 am

    How Will Gas Fare in the Energy Transition: Beneficiary or casualty?

    Natural gas will be an important bridge to reduce emissions and help meet the ambitious decarbonization goals laid out by governments. This is particularly true for developing economies. Low-carbon gas technologies are at a critical juncture. Today’s gas infrastructure is an indispensable asset to support the transition from unabated natural gas to low-carbon gases to drive deeper decarbonization. A low-carbon gas supply, infrastructure, and pipeline business can serve sectors beyond the reach of direct electrification and wires. What is the role of gas to drive faster and deeper decarbonization? How can gas contribute to a full transition to net zero without “lock-in” of emissions? How can unabated natural gas achieve quick wins in emissions reduction, particularly in emerging economies over the next couple of decades? How can emerging technologies and low-carbon gas scale up to make a meaningful contribution to emission reductions?