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EghtesadOnline: Iran is scheduled to host International Gas Union Research Conference which is slated to be held in 2020, the director for research and development affairs of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) announced.

Iran is a member of International Gas Union (IGU) which is comprised of over 90 member-states, Saeed Pakseresht said.

During 2016 summit in Netherlands, Iran together with Germany, Indonesia and Oman requested holding the international gas conference, but after voting Iran was selected as the host country, IRNA reported.

The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931. It is a worldwide non-profit organisation registered in Vevey, Switzerland with the Secretariat currently located in Oslo, Norway, according to IGRC wwebsite.

'The mission of IGU 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 140 members of IGU are associations and corporations of the gas industry representing over 95% of the global gas market.'

'The working organization of 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.'


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