IGU Forum Concludes Natural Gas Integral To Future Sustainability

The 5th IGU Diplomatic Gas Forum in Madrid (22 November) included presentations and debate that point to natural gas’ key role in improving urban air quality and combating climate change. The conclusion drawn from this discussion:”Natural Gas to have a Fundamental Role in the Future Sustainable Energy Mix”. About 70 delegates from embassies of 30 countries and all regions attended the event.

The programme included seven speakers from the IEA, UNECE, Gas Natural Fenosa, DNV GL and Statoil. The Norwegian ambassador to Spain, Helge Skaara, attended and opened the event together with Rafael Villaseca, CEO of Gas Natural Fenosa, and Antoni Peris, Chairman of Sedigas and General Director of Regulated Business.

The IGU says all speakers agreed that natural gas will be the foundation fuel of the energy mix going forward. Only one threat can change this: fugitive methane emissions. The industry must continue to combat fugitive emissions and initiatives must be taken on.