The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931. It is a worldwide non-profit organisation with the Secretariat currently located in Barcelona, Spain. The IGU publishes monthly newsletters – sign up here.
The mission of IGU is to advocate for 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 140 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 the 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.
The IGU publishes multiple regular and special reports. All reports listed below are available on the IGU website here. Of particular interest are the following annual reports:
The programme towards the World Gas Conference, which takes place every three years, is implemented by Working Committees. It may vary from time to time but for the triennium 2018-2021 the areas of interest are covered by the Working Committees and Task Forces shown in the organisation chart below.
The 2018-2021 Triennium Work Program can be found here IGU Publications