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 Luis Bertran Rafecas
Secretary General
Mr Andrey Sapozhnikov
Ms Karen A Harbert
Mr Patrick Corbin
Mr José Carlos Broisler Oliver
Mr Han Fennema
Ms Lixin Che
Mr Shinichi Tada
Mr Mazighi Ahmed
Mr Gerald Linke
Mr Satoshi Yoshida
Mr Hazli Sham Kassim ( also Regional Coordinator)
Mr Patricio Da Re
Mr Graeme Bethune (also Regional Coordinator)
Mr Jean-Pierre Hollovoet
Mr Andreas Rau
Mr Mostafa Sepehrian
Mr Pål fen
Mr Liu He
Mr Francisco P. del la Flor
Mr Jean-Marc Leroy
Mr Peder Bjorland
Mr Ajay Shah
Mr Andrea Stegher
Mr. Orlando Cabrales Segovia
Mr Timothy M. Egan
Mr Khaled Abubakr
Mr Marcel Kramer

IGU Coordination Committee

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

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

Task Forces

Mark McCrory
Chair of Strategic Communications and Outreach United Kingdom
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 Orlando Cabrales Segovia
President of Colombian 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 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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