Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum took part in the Natural Gas Day hosted by the International Gas Union and the Argentinian Institute of Oil & Gas (Instituto Argentino del Petróleo y del Gas, IAPG) under the theme “Natural Gas: Facilitating Growth and Cleaner Energy Systems” in San Carlos de Bariloche on 12 June 2018.
Benefitting from the institutional support of the Ministry of Energy and Mining of Argentina, the meeting took place on the eve of Argentina’s G20 Energy Transitions Working Group and Energy Ministers Meetings on 13-15 June. David Carroll, IGU President and HE Juan José Aranguren, Minister of Energy and Mining of Argentina welcomed delegates and provided opening statements.
Dr Sun Xiansheng moderated panel session discussions on the role of gas as part of the pathway to achieving a sustainable energy future. Other panel sessions focused on gas as an abundant, accessible and flexible energy source, and contributor to climate change mitigation and clean air. Discussions demonstrated that gas is both a catalyst for orderly energy transitions and sustainable development.