Athens Energy Forum 2017

Venue: Hilton Athens Hotel
Date: 1 & 2 February 2017

The unexpected discovery of the super-giant Zohr gas field in the Egyptian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) has re-galvanized the interest of the international oil & gas industry in the prospective development of East Med hydrocarbons, even though the region’s geopolitical problems remain as intractable as ever. 

Yet, despite this endemic instability the benefits of energy interdependence remain important enough to revive the prospects of cooperation among the countries of the East Med and South East Europe.

What effects can it have on the developing energy interconnection between Cyprus, Israel and Greece?   

What is the latest on the Gas & Oil exploration in Greece, Cyprus & eastern Mediterranean? 

International events and environmental concerns are maintaining the energy security and the need for diversification at the top of the EU’s foreign policy agenda. The situation in the Middle East and North Africa compounds the challenge of finding reliable sources of alternative supplies. Now that Iran can return to being a major player in the oil world stage, how will the markets react?

The resurgence of Turkish Stream/ Is a Greek extension possible? What other projects are under study?

How is the reform in the Greek energy market proceeding with the restructuring of the electricity sector or the privatizations in the gas sector, what has changed and what will change in the coming months.

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