INTERNATIONAL GAS UNION (IGU)
The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931. It is a worldwide non-profit organization registered in Vevey, Switzerland, with the Secretariat currently located in Barcelona, Spain.
The IGU mission is to advocate gas as an integral part of a sustainable global energy system, and to promote the political, technical and economic progress of the gas industry. More than 150 members of the IGU are associations and corporations of the gas industry representing over 97% of the global gas market. The working organization of the 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 gas at the point of use.
The 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 utilization of gas.
The IGU has the vision of being the most influential, effective and independent non-profit organization, serving as the spokesperson for the gas industry worldwide.