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Charlotte: Russia, Germany and the EU: The Future of Energy Interdependence
January 10 @ 7:40 am - 9:15 am EDT
The Charlotte Warburg Chapter will host a Breakfast Discussion with Bill Barnes, Director of Pisgah Partners.
There will be no charge for members and a $10 charge for nonmembers.
RSVP here by January 8.
Bill Barnes is Director of Pisgah Partners, an energy consulting company supporting conventional and photovoltaic solar power projects and negotiating oil and gas supply contracts in Europe, Africa, and the US. He has worked in the energy industry for 25 years, developing business for power and oil companies and representing international gas suppliers in LNG and pipeline gas contract arbitration disputes. Before joining the energy industry, he spent 12 years as an economic journalist, covering OPEC and other international economic organizations, and continues to contribute to industry journals. He is a graduate of Davidson College and received his Masters Degrees from Queen Mary University of London and London Business School.
Abstract: This talk will cover the role of Russia (and its predecessor USSR) in the European Union oil and gas trade, concentrating on the infrastructure links between the two which have lately been the object of so much contention within NATO and which are perceived to condition the policies of key EU countries, particularly Germany and Italy. It will also address the EU’s position as an energy importer in light of the renewal of US energy exports.