June 4, 2020 | 10:00am ET / 3:00pm BST

Powering Forward: Crude Awakening

A global energy crisis has unfolded alongside the Covid-19 pandemic. The delay of oil producing countries to cap supply levels has compounded the unprecedented drop in global demand ascribed to international lockdown measures. In April 2020, this culminated in oil plunging below zero for the first time in history, as traders scrambled for storage facilities at a premium. This program will investigate the long-term ramifications of this crisis on the industry and seek to answer the question: has crude oil reached its nadir? Is this a moment for consolidation and recalibration?


June 4 - Thursday

3:00 pm

In Conversation with Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru


  • Tina Bru

    Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway


3:10 pm

In Conversation with IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol


  • Fatih Birol

    Executive Director, International Energy Agency


3:25 pm

Oil in Focus

Will oil recover from its 2020 price shock? Our expert panel will explore whether improvements in supply fundamentals will be enough to offset doubts surrounding global economic growth and what opportunities lie ahead for the industry.



3:50 pm

Gauging the Outlook for the Energy Sector

Bloomberg energy sector experts evaluate the risks and opportunities facing the broader industry in the short, medium and longer term.




Fatih Birol

Executive Director International Energy Agency

Tina Bru

Minister of Petroleum and Energy Norway

Annmarie Hordern

Journalist Bloomberg TV and Radio

Will Kennedy

Executive Editor, Energy and Commodities Bloomberg News

Ben Luckock

Co-Head of Oil Trading Trafigura

Ashish Sethia

Global Head of Commodities BloombergNEF

Scott Sheffield

President & Chief Executive Officer Pioneer Natural Resources Company

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Paul Cox