Gazprom delegation participates in IGU Council Meeting

Today in Saint-Petersburg an IGU Council Meeting has been held in the frames of the regular IGU session.

Attending the Meeting was Gazprom delegation chaired by Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.

The Council members discussed issues related to current IGU activity and directed the way towards the increase of IGU work efficiency in the most important spheres of the gas industry.

Additionally, Torstein Indreboe, Vice President of StatoilHydro was nominated to the post of the IGU General Secretary over 2007 to 2013.

The meeting also addressed the progress with preparing for the 24th World Gas Congress (WGC), which will be held in October 2009.

Alexander Medvedev reported at the meeting on the Russian gas industry and Russian gas supplies to Europe. This issue aroused great interest among the participants.

Within the Council Meeting the Gazprom delegation took part in the Round Table on key drivers for security of demand and supply in the world gas industry. The Round Table discussed issues related to the efficiency increase of gas exports on the international energy market.


The International Gas Union is a non-governmental organization, which is a major center of the gas industry for analysis and synthesis of world-wide experience. The IGU was founded in 1931.

The objective of the IGU is to promote a continuous exchange of the experience, to search for new efficient methods of operation as well as to distribute advanced technology ideas and original know-how. The IGU amalgamates now the national gas associations and companies from 67 countries of the world.

Russia has been a member of the IGU since 1957. Gazprom is a Charter member of the IGU representing Russia, while NP Russian Gas Society and the Union of Independent Gas Producers are Associated members.

The World Gas Congress is the highest forum of the IGU, which takes place every three years. The XXIV WGC will take place in Argentina in October 2009.

Gazprom representatives work in five IGU Working Committees and four Programme Committees as well as four task forces on Research and Development and Gas Market Integration as well as Marketing Committee.

Information Directorate, OAO Gazprom

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