WGC Explores

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WGC Explores is a series of wide-ranging dialogues amongst the industry’s brightest minds and influential voices to foster learning, inspiration and provoke conversations that matter in the energy sector.

In this latest edition of WGC Explores, IGU’s Terry Thorn speaks to Justin Bird of Sempra Infrastructure

Justin who is responsible for growing Sempra’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) business to serve global markets talks about the concept of where we are as an industry in the energy transition landscape – what role we play, how do we ensure that we play the right role and how LNG will play a critical role in the energy system in the future.

Justin will speak in our Current Debates Program on Navigating Uncertainty – Global LNG Markets Dynamics and look at the key uncertainties surrounding global LNG markets on 24 May 2022 in Daegu, Korea.

IGU’s Terry Thorn speaks to Hagen Bültemeier of DBI Gruppe

Hagen shares more on his recently submitted Abstract for the Call for Papers under the topic New Technology, R&D – II: De-Carbonization: The Role of Gas Technologies Toward a Low Carbon Society.

Hagen talks about natural gas production storage, his company’s recent project on the integration of green hydrogen and recycling C02 from industrial processes and much more. Join Hagen and engage in the international sustainable energy conversation and showcase your expertise by reaching the global audience by submitting your Abstract for the Call for Papers.

IGU’s Terry Thorn speaks to Michael Reimers of Poten & Partners on various LNG updates and the potential Call for Papers submission for WGC2022

Michael Reimers discussed various updates in the LNG market from the significant future developments, the drive for flexibility of contracts, the hub concept and much more.
Michael submitted an Abstract for the Call for Papers and presented on the Evolution of LNG contracts and what’s next at the previous World Gas Conference in 2018. He also talks about Poten & Partners potential submission for WGC2022.

A conversation with the IGU Regional Coordinators: Hazli Sham Kassim, Malaysian Gas Association and Graeme Bethune, Australian Gas Industry Trust

IGU’s Matthew Doman speaks to Hazli and Graeme where they both discuss the importance of gas in the economic recovery from the pandemic, the recent IEA report to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and what it means for the gas industry. They both share their views on how the industry is already embracing hydrogen, the development of policy framework, energy access, carbon capturing storage projects and its first net-zero LNG cargo.

A conversation with the IGU Regional Coordinators: Andrea Stegher, IGU Regional Coordinator Europe and Marcel Kramer IGU Regional Coordinator Russia, Black Sea and Caspian Area

IGU’s Matthew Doman speaks to Andrea and Marcel. They both share their insights on the significant developments of natural gas in their regions, the long-term look at carbon emission reduction, the future of green energy and an innovative sustainable drive beyond what natural gas is already providing. They touch on the complex and challenging financial investment needed to drive the energy transition, the much-needed cooperation for sustainability and why the World Gas Conference takes place at a significant time where the industry will be ready to meet and discuss these opportunities and issues in May 2022.

A conversation with the IGU Regional Coordinators: Timothy Egan, Canadian Gas Association and Orlando Cabrales Segovia, Colombian Natural Gas Association

IGU’s Matthew Doman speaks to Tim and Orlando where they share their insights on the significant developments of natural gas in their regions, the importance of energy access, energy affordability and the impact of the new US Administration on the industry sector. Also their perspectives on the approved bill in Brazil to open the gas market to private investors, the ambitious program in Chile, one of the largest green hydrogen exporters by 2040 and why Korea is the ideal destination for the next World Gas Conference in 23-27 May 2022 in Daegu, Korea.

A conversation with Carlos Guerrero, Global Market Leader Gas Carriers and Oil Tankers, Bureau Veritas | Marine & Offshore

Carlos Guerrero discusses how Covid-19 has affected the LNG market in 2020, future developments of the LNG market and how Bureau Veritas has evolved and adopted new technologies to overcome inspections and certifications, and can now say they are prepared for the future and any new challenges.

He also talks about why he is submitting a WGC2022 Call for Paper and joining the Sustainable Future – Powered by Gas conversation in 23-27 May 2022 in Daegu, Korea.

A conversation with Nobuo Tanaka, Special Adviser, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Nobuo Tanaka spoke on various topics from the move towards a hydrogen economy and how Japan can contribute to clean energy, to the impact of Covid-19 on the oil and gas industry, green finance, the acceleration of digitalization and the integral role of women in the transformation of the energy sector.

He will speak at WGC2022 in Daegu, Korea from 23-27 May 2022. To hear his views on the most significant issues shaping the global energy agenda, view the WGC2022 program.

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.

Coby van der Linde and Maria van der Hoeven from Clingendael International Energy Program discussed the current trends and challenges facing the oil and gas market during the COVID pandemic.

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