Consilience has specialist expertise in the gas market, which extends through expert witness work to market regulation issues to negotiating gas contracts.
Gas markets are becoming increasingly important as Europe moves towards low carbon energy sources and as the LNG market matures to compete with new pipeline capacity.
The complexity of gas trading stems from the ownership and controlled access to pipelines, cross-border issues and demand management. New gas pipelines are capital intensive, have long lead times and are fraught with political risk. Their construction requires new treaties, intergovernmental cross-border agreements, interface agreements and, often, new trading and tariff regulations.