Discover the dynamics of gas, explore the future

The gas market is undergoing several transformations at once. The rapid growth of LNG production is turning previously fragmented gas markets into a global competitive commodity market. At the same time, the role of gas is impacted by the transition to a zero-emission, low-carbon energy system.

This virtual version of the introductory course International Gas Value Chain provides a complete overview of the current dynamics in all parts of the gas value chain. It also looks at how the role of gas may evolve in the energy system of the future.

How you benefit

  • Comprehensive overview of gas markets
  • Perspective on future challenges and opportunities
  • Acquire international network of peers and experts in gas

About the programme

This four half-day course given by a highly experienced business professional, specialised economist and author, Andrej Pustisek, takes you on a tour of all the key processes and dynamics of the gas value chain. It looks at the roles of the various stakeholders, analyses international commercialisation strategies, and dives into the impacts of EU energy and climate polices on gas markets.


  • Characteristics and dynamics of natural gas business from exploration and production to transmission, distribution and storage
  • Technical and commercial dynamics of LNG industry
  • EU energy policies and impact on gas markets
  • Gas pricing and contracting
  • Natural gas portfolio management and trading
  • New business models
  • Global gas market outlook
  • Role of gas in renewable energy generation

What you learn

  • Identify key aspects of gas exploration, production, transmission and commercialisation
  • Understand current energy market dynamics and their implications for the future
  • Recognise evolving business models for pipeline gas and LNG
  • Assess role of gas in low-carbon economy
  • Identify risks and new opportunities in gas
  • Acquire an international network of peers with similar interests

Who should attend

This programme is for professionals who are relatively new to the gas business and want to acquire a comprehensive overview of how gas markets actually work:

  • Young professionals new to the gas industry
  • Specialists (e.g. traders, business developers) who want to get an integrated view of the gas business
  • Mid-career to senior-level professionals new to the gas industry
  • Technical and/or operational staff moving into commercial roles
  • Legal and finance professionals working in the gas industry
Module 1
  • 5 October 2020 (a half-day session)
    6 October 2020 (a half-day session)
    7 October 2020 (a half-day session)
    8 October 2020 (a half-day session)
  • Online (platform will be clarified by e-mail)
Lecturer International Gas Value Chain & Innovative European Gas TSO

Andrej Pustišek

Dr Andrej Pustišek teaches energy economics at the University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany and at the University of Karlsruhe (KIT), Germany. He owns a consulting company providing services to international natural gas and energy companies. From 2002 to 2012, he worked for E.ON Ruhrgas, first as Senior Vice President International Natural Gas Sales and from 2008 as Senior Vice President Portfolio Management.

Lecturer International Gas Value Chain

Kostas Andriosopoulos

Kostas Andriosopoulos is the Executive Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management at ESCP Europe Business School where he holds the position of full Professor in Finance and Energy Economics. He is also the Academic Director of the Executive Masters in Energy Management (EMEM) programme at ESCP. In addition to his academic profile he has extensive experience in the business world.


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