IGU Secretariat Relocates to Barcelona

| Spain, Barcelona

Luis Bertrán Rafecas Assumes Position of IGU Secretary General

The International Gas Union (IGU)’s secretariat has relocated from Oslo, Norway to Barcelona, Spain, with Gas Natural Fenosa and Sedigas becoming the new Secretariat host organizations. The move follows the appointment of Mr. Luis Bertrán Rafecas to the position of Secretary General, taking over from Pål Rasmussen, effective 1st November. Read more »

IGU Discusses Barriers and Opportunities for LNG Marine Fuel

Terntank Ternsund June 2016

Dual-fuel M/T Ternsund will operate in northern European waters.

The International Gas Union (IGU)’s Utilization Committee has published a paper authored by Felix Apfel, Jr. Project Manager for Gas for Transport, GAZPROM Germania, to stimulate discussion about the increasing pressures faced by the shipping industry – both from within its own ranks and from policymakers – to become a clean form of transport. Apfel investigates where those pressures comes from and proposes measures needed to address them if the opportunities offered by natural gas as a marine fuel are to be exploited. Read more »

St. Petersburg to Host LNG 2022

| Australia, Perth

St. PetersburgThe co-organizers of the LNG International Conference & Exhibition –the International Gas Union (IGU), the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) — announced in Perth, Australia, at the opening ceremony of LNG 18 that the world’s most important liquefied natural gas conference will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia in the spring of 2022. The event is considered to be the world’s premier LNG conference, attracting high level delegates that include energy ministers, CEOs, civil society and academia from all over the world. Read more »

New IGU Triennium First Meets in Cartegena

| Colombia, Cartegena

Colombia - IGU Council Mtg Oct2015The first Executive Committee and Council meetings of the new IGU Triennium (2015-2018) were held from 20-23 October in the city of Cartagena, Colombia, attended by NGV Global. The event was hosted by the Asociación Colombiana de Gas Natural – Naturgas. Delegates were treated to the warm Colombian hospitality and were provided with glimpses of the history, culture and food that make Colombia such a special place to visit.  Read more »

LNG A Strategic Fuel for Germany’s Future

| Germany, Berlin

Given the rise of greenhouse gas emissions and the near total dependency on oil of German road freight, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has become increasingly important as an alternative fuel. That’s the message Prof. Dr. Gerald Linke, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the German Association for Gas and Water (DVGW) and Vice Chairman of International Gas Union (IGU) PGC-F Committee—Research Development and Innovation, delivered at a session of the IGU committee in Berlin this week. “It can contribute to energy security and diversification and reduce the CO2 emissions of the vehicles,” Linke said, adding that the European Commission rightly assesses LNG as a “strategic fuel of the future”. Read more »