Michael Stoppard

IHS Markit

Chief Strategist, Global Gas

Michael Stoppard, Chief Strategist, Global Gas, IHS Energy, and Vice Chair of IHS Energy CERAWeek, 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

Monday, October 14

Tuesday, October 15

  • 03:00pm - 03:45pm

    Concurrent Plenary

    Gas Markets & Pricing for "New India"

    The share of gas in India’s energy mix is significantly below other major energy-consuming countries. The most evolved gas markets develop when the producers are compensated based on the consumer’s price to replace gas with liquids and/or LNG. Consumers adopt gas when its price is not distorted by tariff and tax regimes. What needs to change for upstream gas pricing in India? 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 for gas into power and gas into industrial uses? What are some international best practices for gas markets and pricing that can be adapted for India?

  • 04:15pm - 05:00pm


    Agora Studio: Role of Hydrogen in India's Future Energy Mix

    Hydrogen has potential to play an important role in meeting the future energy needs of transportation and power generation. The complex value chain of hydrogen as an energy source consists of production, storage, transportation, refuelling stations, fuel cell vehicles, and power generation. How can India create large scale an affordable hydrogen supply resources? How will industry collaborate to create a hydrogen energy eco-system? What policy interventions are needed?