The 5th IGU Diplomatic Gas Forum in Madrid (22 November) included presentations and debate that point to natural gas’ key role in improving urban air quality and combating climate change. The conclusion drawn from this discussion:”Natural Gas to have a Fundamental Role in the Future Sustainable Energy Mix”. About 70 delegates from embassies of 30 countries and all regions attended the event.
The programme included seven speakers from the IEA, UNECE, Gas Natural Fenosa, DNV GL and Statoil. The Norwegian ambassador to Spain, Helge Skaara, attended and opened the event together with Rafael Villaseca, CEO of Gas Natural Fenosa, and Antoni Peris, Chairman of Sedigas and General Director of Regulated Business.
The IGU says all speakers agreed that natural gas will be the foundation fuel of the energy mix going forward. Only one threat can change this: fugitive methane emissions. The industry must continue to combat fugitive emissions and initiatives must be taken on.
“IEA – World Energy Outlook 2017. A special focus on the natural gas revolution”.
Mr Johannes Trueby. Energy Analyst, co-lead of gas contents of WEO. International Energy Agency (IEA)
“LNG enabling a more sustainable marine transport”.
Mr Joaquín Mendiluce. Managing Director Gas Natural Comercializadora. Gas Natural Fenosa
“Co-benefits of natural gas in air quality and climate change”.
Mr Amado Gil. Head of Climate Change Department. Gas Natural Fenosa
“Role of gas in a 2050 perspective and key emerging technologies”.
Mr Ben Oudman. Country Manager and Head of Gas Consulting. DNV GL
“Norwegian gas in a European perspective”.
Ms Margrethe Snapa. Vice President Origination and Marketing. Statoil ASA
Source: IGU Newsletter