IGU: Natural Gas Key To Sustainable Growth
20.04.2015 / IGU
Jerome Ferrier, president of the IGU (International Gas Union), discusses the opportunity for gas in the future energy mix as a clear part of the solution towards sustainable growth.
2015 is a critical year for gas as we find ourselves at a pivotal point in our industry’s history. As the planet endeavors to find cleaner and more sustainable ways of meeting its increasingly complex energy demands, the IGU strongly stands behind natural gas as a major part of the solution.
Gas is the fuel of the future. It is the cleanest fossil fuel and offers increasingly clear advantages over other energy choices in a carbon-constrained world. The development of natural gas is a clear long-term solution for sustainable economic growth and a more secure energy future. It is a foundation fuel for sustainable development, an increasingly recognized option as a fuel for transportation and a natural fit for a combination with electricity towards a cleaner future energy mix.
At this vital point, the program for the 26th World Gas Conference, held between 1-5 June in Paris, could not be more timely. Over five days, 500 speakers – the world’s leading voices in the gas industry – will gather and use the culmination of three years’ worth of research and studies to which more than 1,000 industry leaders contributed, to advance thinking and exchange ideas. The launch of studies such as the IGU’s official Annual LNG Report 2015 reflects the wealth of skills and experience within the IGU. The importance of this conference lies in the examination of technologies in exploration, production and distribution, the drive for human capital and quest for sustainability.
Global leaders from Total, GDF SUEZ, Qatargas, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Woodside, Statoil, GasTerra and Beijing Gas Group, among others, will address the major energy challenges facing the world today and how the gas industry can deliver means of overcoming them. The ongoing impact of global oil price volatility, supply and demand challenges, technological innovations and the role of gas towards an affordable, secure transition to a lower carbon economy will form the backbone of discussions. We are also particularly pleased to host a dedicated village within the exhibition devoted to natural gas for transportation, including a seminar stage with a program that is free to attend.
We look forward to welcoming you to Paris in June and if you have not registered yet, please note that the online registration is closing soon. Register your place today and play your role in these most critical of discussions and network with thousands of decision makers from 600 global organizations.
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