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International Gas Union

What is IGU?

What is IGU? As of June 2020, the IGU has 85 Charter members, 15 Premium Associate Members and 62 Associate Members in 5 Continents. The members are shown in dark blue on the map below.

The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931. It is a worldwide non-profit organisation registered in Vevey, Switzerland with the Secretariat currently located in Barcelona, Spain.

The mission of IGU is to advocate gas as an integral part of a sustainable global energy system, and to promote the political, technical and economic progress of the gas industry. The more than 160 members of IGU are associations and corporations of the gas industry representing over 95% of the global gas market. The working organisation of IGU covers the complete value of gas chain from exploration and production, transmission via pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as distribution and combustion of gas at the point of use.

IGU encourages international trade in gas by supporting non-discriminatory policies and sound contracting principles and practices, promoting development of technologies which add to the environmental benefits of gas and further enhance safe production, transmission, distribution and utilisation of gas.

IGU has the vision of being the most influential, effective and independent non-profit organisation, serving as the spokesperson for the gas industry worldwide.

Executive Committee

Executive Committee 2018-2021 – Members from Management Team

Mr. Joe M. Kang
President of IGU
Mdm. Li Yalan
Vice President of IGU
Mr. David Carroll
Immediate Past President of IGU
Mr. Jeongwook Khang
Chairman of the Coordination Committee
Mr. Xavier Chen
Vice Chairman of the Coordination Committee
Mr. Andy Calitz
Secretary General
Mr. Andrey Sapozhnikov
Russia
Ms. Karen A Harbert
USA
Mr. Patrick Corbin
France
Mr. José Carlos Broisler Oliver
Brazil
Mr. Joan Batalla
Spain
Mr. Hazli Sham Kassim
Malaysia
Mr. Gerald Linke
Germany
Ms. Lixin Che
China
Mr. Fethi Arabi
Algeria
Mr. Han Fennema
The Netherlands
Mr. Satoshi Yoshida
Japan
Mr. Patricio Da Re
Argentina
Mr. Graeme Bethune
Australia
Mr. Jean-Pierre Hollovoet
Belgium
Mr. Andreas Rau
Czech Republic
Mr. Mostafa Sepehrian
Iran
Mr. Pål Rasmussen
Norway
Mr. Liu He
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) China
Mr. Francisco P. de la Flor
Enagas S.A. Spain
Mr. Didier Holleaux
ENGIE France
Mr. Peder Bjorland
Equinor ASA Norway
Mr. Ajay Shah
Shell Energy Asia The Netherlands
Mr. Tim Egan
CEO of Canadian Gas Association North America
Mr. Andrea Stegher
Senior Vice-President of SNAM Europe
Mr. Carlos Cortes Simon
Executive Chairman of the Chilean Natural Gas Association Latin America and The Carribbean
Mr. Graeme Bethune
Chairman of Australian Gas Industry Trust North East Asia & Australasia
Mr. Marcel Kramer
President of Energy Delta Institute Russia, Black Sea and The Caspian Area
Mr. Khaled AbuBakr
Chairman of Egyptian Gas Association The Middle East & Africa
Mr. Hazli Sham Kassim
President of Malaysian Gas Association South & South East Asia

IGU Coordination Committee

The IGU Coordination Committee is organising the different IGU Committees and Task Forces. Here is an overview of the various committees.

Mr. José Carlos Broisler Oliver
Chair of Distribution Brazil
Ms. Ekaterina Litvinova
Chair of Exploration and Production Russian Federation
Ms. Zhaoyan Liu
Chair of Gas Markets China
Mr. Farid Berrahou
Chair of LNG Algeria
Mr. Pierre Batholomeus
Chair of Marketing and Communications The Netherlands
Mr. Hisataka Yakabe
Chair of R&D and Innovation Japan
Mr. John Heer
Chair of Storage USA
Mr. Gerald Linke
Chair of Strategy Germany
Ms. Noor Suhaila Othman
Chair of Sustainability Malaysia
Mr. Patrick Pelle
Chair of Transmission France
Mr. Roger Serrat Anardon
Chair of Utilization Spain

Task Forces

Mr. Mark McCrory
Chair of Strategic Communications and Outreach United Kingdom
Ms. Barbara Jinks
Chair of Energy Access and Policy Australia

IGU Regional Coordinators

Mr. Tim Egan
CEO of Canadian Gas Association North America
Mr. Andrea Stegher
Senior Vice-President of SNAM Europe
Mr. Carlos Cortes Simon
Executive Chairman of the Chilean Natural Gas Association (AGN) Latin America and The Carribbean
Mr. Graeme Bethune
Chairman of Australian Gas Industry Trust North East Asia & Australasia
Mr. Marcel Kramer
President of Energy Delta Institute Russia, Black Sea and The Caspian Area
Mr. Khaled AbuBakr
Chairman of Egyptian Gas Association The Middle East & Africa
Mr. Hazli Sham Kassim
President of Malaysian Gas Association South & South East Asia

IGU Wise Persons

Prof. Dr. Coby van der Linde
Head Clingendael International Energy Programme Netherlands
Mr. Nobuo Tanaka
President The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Japan
Dr. Daniel Yergin
Vice Chairman of IHS USA

Code of Ethical Business Conduct

The IGU’s Code of Ethical and Business Conduct (the Code) addresses ethical conduct in our work environment, business practices and relationships with external stakeholders.

The Code provides the expectations and minimum standards of behaviour that the IGU expects of its representatives in their daily activities and dealings with others.

Other Annual Reports
Annual Report 2017
Published on February 21, 2017 Download Report
Annual Report 2016
Published on February 21, 2016 Download Report
Annual Report 2015
Published on May 9, 2015 Download Report
Annual Report 2014
Published on February 21, 2014 Download Report
Annual Report 2013
Published on February 21, 2013 Download Report
Annual Report 2012
Published on February 24, 2012 Download Report
Annual Report 2011
Published on February 21, 2011 Download Report
Annual Report 2010
Published on February 21, 2010 Download Report
Annual Report 2009
Published on February 21, 2009 Download Report

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