aims to foster the development of gas industry by performing multiple activities such as collecting and distributing data and information related to the natural gas, supporting technical cooperation with international organizations including the International Gas Union (IGU). Our goal is to reshape the energy landscape by promoting the consumption of natural gas which is known for its eco-friendly nature and low carbon emission. To achieve this goal, the KGU performs different activities as listed below…
KGU provides member companies with gas related information through various types of publications including "Journal of the Korea Gas Union"
Annual Breakfast Meeting
This occasion gives the members a chance to
strengthen the cooperation with one another
Annual Year-end Meeting
This annual gathering is meant to discuss the
further development of KGU
Executive Committee & Council Meeting
Meeting held annually to discuss strategic issues
related to sustainable development and to
decide on the priorities and direction of the KGU
Government Energy Policy Briefing
Government delivers new energy policies and
shares opinions with the gas industry
Industrial Observation Tour
Visiting facilities in gas industry and promoting
relationship with other members
It helps make networking between KGU
member's staff and share the opinion about gas industry
Different sectoral meetings are held to enhance
the competitiveness of KGU member companies
Since joining the International Gas Union (IGU) in 1986, the Korea Gas Union (KGU) has always been an active member of IGU and has performed multiple activities to increase interaction and form more cooperative relationships with global gas community. KGU successfully managed to host many and yet important gas events namely GASEX98, IGU Council Meetings 1999 & 2008,
LNG13, ICT2005, IGRC2011, and Gastech2014.
As KGU represents the whole Korean gas industry, KGU will continue to pursue broader cooperation by initiating steady support and true services for the member companies, hosting different conferences and meetings, interacting with world energy institutes and organizations, under the commitments we have with our global gas community.
KGU became a Charter Member of IGU at the Council Meeting held in Malmo, Sweden in 1986. KGU also is an original starting member of the Gas Information Exchange in the Western Pacific Area (GASEX) which launched in 1989. Since then, KGU’s role has been extended into a further step by continuous efforts to align with the goal, the development of world gas industry.
01International Gas Union (IGU)The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931. It is a worldwide non-profit organization registered in Vevey, Switzerland with the present secretariat located in Oslo, Norway. The objective of IGU is to promote the technical and economic progress of the gas industry.
KGU has been playing an active role in the IGU activities by hosting and participating in Council Meetings, Executive Committees, Working Committees, Task Forces, and Study Groups.
KGU also closely interacts with global gas community to promote technical exchanges and progress of the world gas industry, and also successfully hosted several important international gas events as well. Intemational Gas Union(IGU) October 1999 IGU Council Meeting May 2001 LNG13 Conference & Exhibition May 2005 ICT2005 Conference & Exhibition September 2008 IGU Council Meeting October 2011 IGRC2011 March 2014 Gastech2014
02Gas Information Exchange in the Western Pacific Area (GASEX)
KGU is also a member of GASEX Steering Committee. GASEX also known as "Gas Information Exchange in the Western Pacific Area" was founded in 1990, representing 15 member economies in the Western Pacific region. This distinguished gathering of gas industries has been held every two years to support the developmentof gas industries by promoting information exchange and discussion among members.everal important international gas KGU hosted the GASEX98 in Seoul, Korea, and has been proven to be one of the most active members of GASEX. This gathering has become one of the most important events in Western Pacific region with best practices in gas utilization safety & reliability, high-efficiency of natural gas technology; reduction of arbon emissions to the environment, and etc.