Montel Weekly - market insights from people in the know. Montel Weekly is a podcast dedicated to energy news from markets in Europe and beyond. Every week we invite key industry experts to share insights and to discuss latest developments. Hosted by Richard Sverrisson. Produced by Anna Siwecka. Music by Laurence Walker and Ben Bower.
Turkey turning green?
This week’s pod turns to Turkey. While the country’s phenomenal economic growth has slowed in recent years, it still has grand ambitions to lessen its dependence on imported fossil fuels by expanding renewables. Listen to a discussion on the challenges and opportunities ahead for Turkey’s energy sector.
Nazli Naseh, Editor, Montel-Foreks
The end of an era?
Norway’s election on Sunday and Monday could herald a change in the country’s climate policy, as current polls indicate growing support for calls to end oil and gas exploration.
Listen to a discussion on the implications for Norway’s oil and gas sector, as well as what the Nordic country’s green transition could mean for others looking to wean themselves off fossil fuels.
Stig Schjolset, Head of Policy, Zero
Carbon gains continue
Despite calls for calm by the European Commission, carbon prices are continuing to break records, largely due to a soaring gas market and expectations of more stringent environmental legislation.
Listen to a discussion outlining the reasons behind the extreme volatility, the key fundamentals and the outlook for the coming months.
• Ingvild Sorhus, Lead EU Carbon Analyst, Refinitiv
• Bernadett Papp, Analyst, Vertis Environmental Finance
Nordic wholesale electricity prices have soared in recent months on a combination of low hydropower stocks, grid congestion, forecasts of dry weather and the start-up of the NSL cable linking Norway to the UK.
Listen to a discussion on the reasons for the price surge, the outlook for the months ahead and the implications for the region’s heavy industry.
Sigbjorn Seland, Chief Analyst, Storm GeoOle Lofsnaes, Nordic Energy Director, Alcoa
Winter gas supply risk
This week’s pod discusses the outlook for Europe’s gas market for the coming months, as the risk of higher prices is a concern amid doubts over supply, both from pipelines and LNG, robust demand and very low storage levels ahead of the winter.
An additional factor could be Nord Stream 2, with prices plunging this week after operator Gazprom announced plans to start supplying Germany through the contested pipeline this year.
James Waddell, Head of European Gas, Energy Aspects
Commodity bull run
This week’s pod discusses soaring energy prices, asking what is behind the bull run, how long it could last and what are the implications for energy intensive industries? As prices surge there is an increased risk of political intervention and perhaps even a call for Germany to return to nuclear power.
Olav Vilnes, Editor Nordics, Montel,Nathan Witkop, Correspondent Germany, Montel