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Demand Destruction Has Been Huge But Gas Has Held Up Better Than Oil

We have never experienced a pandemic like this in recent history. The impact has been huge, not only for the gas industry but also the entire global economy. The energy industry has no immunity to this pandemic. For example, big players like Exxon, Chevron, Total, and Eni are making massive CapEx cuts and dividend reductions. I don’t know how fast […]

WGC Explores with Prof. Jonathan Stern from Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)

In this edition of WGC Explores, Prof. Jonathan Stern from Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) shared his views on the need to meet the challenge of significantly reducing the greenhouse gas footprint and the energy transition developments in the current climate. 1. What are the biggest trends and challenges facing the oil and gas industry? Gas is a fossil […]

A Conversation with Coby van der Linde and Maria van der Hoeven from Clingendael International Energy Program

In our very first edition of the WGC 2021 Interview Series, WGC Explores, we spoke to Coby van der Linde, Director CIEP and Maria van der Hoeven, Senior Fellow CIEP from Clingendael International Energy Program and discussed the current trends and challenges facing the oil and gas market. 1. What are the biggest trends and challenges facing the oil and […]

PRESS RELEASE: Call for Papers Now Open for the 28th World Gas Conference (WGC 2021)

PRESS RELEASE: 29 MAY 2020 Call for Papers Now Open for the 28th World Gas Conference (WGC 2021) The IGU Coordination Committee is delighted to announce the Call for Papers is now open for submissions for the world’s most prestigious global gas event, the 28th World Gas Conference (WGC 2021). The event will take place in Daegu, Korea on 21-25 […]

WGC 2021 Exhibits at IGRC 2020

The WGC 2021 NOC Team exhibited at the recent 3 -day International Gas Union Research Conference 2020 (IGRC 2020) at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) in Muscat from 24 February to 26 February 2020. The event provided an opportunity to connect and engage with the IGRC 2020 attendees, mainly from the International Gas Union (IGU) and Oman LNG, […]

IGU LNG & Transmission Joint Committee Meeting Group

With the new year well under way we are now in the final 18 months of planning for the 28th World Gas Conference. As we continue to develop the program, 2020 will be full of exciting developments and announcements as we launch new parts to the conference program. The IGU Coordination Committee are currently preparing for the launch of our […]

WGC 2021 Exhibitor Briefing in Daegu

On Tuesday 19 November the WGC 2021 National Organizing Committee and conference and exhibition organizers gathered to welcome key stakeholders to the EXCO Convention Center in Daegu. The half day briefing provided attendees with an update on all aspects of the event as they start to plan ahead for their participation at the 28th World Gas Conference. The organizers provided […]

WGC 2021 presents latest updates at the IGU Council Meetings, Yogyakarta

Last week the WGC 2021 National Organising Committee provided the IGU Council with an update on the latest framework and progress for the 28th World Gas Conference. We were delighted to announce that our NOC has recently been joined by a new Chairman, Mr Bong Kyu Park and a new Secretary General, Mr Kyunghoon Lee. Mr Park, who has worked […]

IGU Coordination Committee Meeting: Preparations for WGC 2021 continue!

The IGU Coordination Committee met last week in Yogyakarta ahead of the main Council Meeting. The meeting provided the opportunity for each Committee and Task Force Chair to provide an update on the extensive work their committee has been involved with since the last meeting in Santiago, Chile earlier this year. With 900 members from 49 countries the IGU Committees […]

The WGC 2021 Team Exhibit at Gastech

The WGC 2021 team have just returned from a successful trip exhibiting at Gastech 2019 in Houston, where representatives from the Korean NOC, CWC and ETF were all onsite. The event provided an opportunity for the team to update key stakeholders and exhibitors from around the world on the latest program, exhibition and sponsorship news. We were delighted with the […]

IGU News: 2019 Wholesale Gas Price Survey Released

Definitive industry reference explores key trends in wholesale price formation mechanisms over dynamic era in global gas markets The International Gas Union (IGU) has released its 2019 Wholesale Gas Price Survey at Flame 2019. The survey is the eleventh to be undertaken in a series that began in 2007. The eleven surveys examine the dramatic changes in wholesale price formation […]

International Gas Union dismisses doubts on LNG

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a “reliable tool” helping countries meet national and international climate targets when other clean energy technologies fail, a global organization of LNG producers said Tuesday. The International Gas Union (IGU) said using natural gas instead of coal to generate electricity has “time and time again proved to significantly reduce air pollution,” adding LNG’s greenhouse gas […]

WGC 2021 Organizers Meeting

A series of WGC 2021 planning meetings were held in Seoul and Daegu earlier this month where the National Organizing Committee, the IGU and the event’s  organizers – CWC Group from London, ETF from Australia and POD from Korea – met to discuss preparations, including a visit to the world class Daegu EXCO Centre and Daegu Art Museum, a possible […]

PRESS RELEASE: Industry support grows for next World Gas Conference

PRESS RELEASE: 28 MAY 2019 Industry support grows for the 28th World Gas Conference – 21-25 June 2021, Daegu, Korea The 28th World Gas Conference (WGC 2021) takes place in Daegu, the energy city of Korea and home to the headquarters of KOGAS, in June 2021. Owned by the International Gas Union (IGU) and hosted by the Korea Gas Union, […]

IGU Coordination Committee Meeting, Santiago

On 23 April, 2019 the IGU Coordination Committee met in Santiago, Chile to discuss plans for the Korean triennium including the 28th World Gas Conference. The committees are beginning the planning stages for the WGC 2021 conference programme and the purpose of this meeting was to provide an update on their study focuses as well as start discussions on how […]

WGC 2021 NOC attends LNG2019 in Shanghai

Last week the WGC 2021 National Organising Committee attended the 19th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG2019) in Shanghai, China. From 1-5 April, thousands of LNG professionals from all over the world gathered at the flagship event for the LNG industry to learn, network and do business in the world’s fastest growing market. The WGC 2021 team promoted […]

Interview with WGC 2021 NOC Chairman, Young Doo Kim

Young Doo Kim is the WGC 2021 NOC Chairman and Acting President & CEO of Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS). Read the full interview with him as published in the LNG2019 Show Daily, produced by Upstream. LNG2019 took place in Shanghai, China, from 1-5 April 2019.

WGC 2021 Preparation Kick-off Meeting

WGC 2021 Preparation Kick-off Meeting took place on 27 to 30 Aug, 2018 in Jeju, Korea From 27 to 30 August 2018, IGU, WGC 2021 National Organising Committee, and the event organizers met in Jeju, Korea for the preparation of the 28th World Gas Conference which will take place in Daegu, Korea in 2021. About the Meeting Date : 27-30 […]

Former IGU President David Carroll hands over leadership to Joe M. Kang of South Korea at WGC 2018

South Korea will host the 28th World Gas Conference in 2021 The 27th World Gas Conference in Washington DC last June concluded with the Closing Ceremony, where former International Gas Union President David Carroll handed over the IGU leadership to Joe M. Kang of South Korea. South Korea will host the 28th World Gas Conference in Daegu in June 2021. […]

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