Cairo / Barcelona, 20 April 2018 – The International Gas Union (IGU) concluded a very successful Executive Committee meeting in Cairo this week. The meeting was hosted by IGU’s Charter Member from Egypt, the Egyptian Gas Association with support from Taqa Arabia, METAS, Cheiron and Delek.
The meeting provided the opportunity to review and finalize the preparations for the World Gas Conference that will be held in Washington D.C. between 25-29 June 2018.
Under the expertise and guidance of the 1,000 industry specialists from around the world, we can be confident that this global gas event represents the needs of the entire gas value chain. The dynamic and comprehensive program will address the latest innovations, technologies and challenges facing the industry, and promote the transformative role that natural gas can play in increasing energy access across the globe.
As of this week, we are delighted to release the names of approximately 500+ Industry Insights and Technical & Innovation Center speakers who have been carefully selected by the IGU Committees. These expert speakers represent the best of what our industry has to offer, addressing the most current and business critical issues facing the industry. If you haven't registered yet then please visit the WGC website where you will also find hotel and visa information to help you plan your visit to Washington DC.
The IGU was honoured by the presence of H.E. TAREK EL MOLLA, Minister of Petroleum and Minerals and Dr. Rania Al Mashat, Minister of Tourism. Both warmly welcomed and thanked the IGU for selecting Cairo as the venue for the Executive Committee meeting.
Minister Molla, remarked on the development of four major gas projects in production in one year, namely the fields of Afr, Atul, Noras and West Nile Delta (northern Alexandria) with a joint production of about 1.6 billion cubic feet of gas per day. This will lead Egypt to achieve gas self-sufficiency by the end of 2018.
“The developments in the East Mediterranian offer exciting opportunities for the region to fuel local economies, improve the quality of life, and be a catalyst for regional stability", said David Carroll, President of the IGU.
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International Gas Union (IGU)
About The International Gas Union (IGU)
The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931 and is a worldwide non-profit organisation aimed at promoting the political, technical and economic progress of the gas industry. The Union has more than 150 members worldwide on all continents, representing approximately 97% of the world gas market. The members of the IGU are national associations and corporations within the gas industry worldwide. The IGU organises the World Gas Conference (WGC) every three years, with the forthcoming WGC taking place in Washington, D.C., United States, in June 2018. The IGU's working organisation covers all aspects of the gas industry from exploration and production, storage, LNG, distribution and natural gas utilisation in all market segments. www.igu.org