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 the latest edition of WGC Explores, IGU’s Terry Thorn speaks to Douglas Shanda of Mexico Pacific Limited

Douglas Shanda delved into the opportunities and challenges in the LNG business, the market, pricing and Asia have the highest demand growth globally.

Mexico Pacific Limited sponsored and exhibited at WGC2022 this coming 23-27 May 2022. The full list of exhibitors at WGC2022 are available here.

IGU’s Terry Thorn speaks to the current Chief Executive Officer Hamed Al Naamany and former Chief Executive Officer Harib Al Kitani of Oman LNG

In 2021, Terry sat down with Oman LNG and discussed their accomplishments and delved into the opportunities and challenges in the LNG business.

Hamed Al Naamany spoke on the Plenary Program on Thursday 26 May 2022 at 09:30-10:45 on Gas in Asia – A Path or Threat to Net Zero Goals and will provide his view of the future and how gas can navigate the underlying risks and complex economic, legal and regulatory challenges in this market.

IGU’s Terry Thorn speaks to Jean-Francois Gauthier of GHGSat

Jean-Francois Gauthier a confirmed author of WGC2022, discusses his recent Abstract for the Call for Papers submission.

He spoke on Thursday 26 May 2022 at 11:15-12:30 on the Advantages of Smart Gas Distribution Grids from the Customer Perspective in the Industry Insights Program and explore how gas distribution grids with Information & Communication Technology can be used to better meet the needs of customers and to promote decentralized and integrated local energy markets

IGU’s Terry Thorn speaks to Dr. Ebrahim Mohseni Homagerani of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC)

Dr. Ebrahim Mohseni Homagerani of NIGC discusses his recent Abstract submission, titled ‘Gas Leak Detection and Control in In-Service Polyethylene Pipelines (PEPS) using a Step-by-Step Pressure Changes Method: A Practical Study’.

Dr. Homagerani spoke on Friday 27 May 2022 at 11:15-12:30 in the Industry Insights Program in Daegu, South Korea where he went in-depth and discussed his practical study.

IGU’s Terry Thorn speaks to Dinesh Kumar of GAIL India

Dinesh discusses his responsibilities at GAIL India as a Chief Manager International LNG and how they are expanding its business in gas distribution and in the renewable space such as in solar and hydrogen.

He spoke in the Industry Insights session on the Evolution of Gas/LNG Contracts – Where do Things Stand Today? and shared his views on the innovative structures in the LNG space, based on the 2019 LNG market.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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