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Environment & Energy | Tuesday 24 March, 2015 1:26 pm |
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ADNOC Distribution Hosts International Gas Union Executive Committee Meeting and Workshop in Abu Dhabi

ADNOC Distribution hosts the International Gas Union (IGU) executive committee meeting, under the patronage of the company’s Chief Executive Officer Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri. On the sidelines of the meeting, IGU agenda will include a workshop titled ‘Gas and Renewables’ that will be open to all the delegations participating at the executive committee meeting.
The two-day event will feature a series of technical meetings in preparation for the upcoming World Gas Conference scheduled in May, in Paris.
Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of ADNOC Distribution, said: ‘It is a privilege for us to host the executive committee meeting of IGU, which highlights the global perspective and future directions of the gas industry, in addition to setting the agenda for the upcoming World Gas Conference.
“We, at ADNOC Distribution, work under the directives of the wise leadership in the UAE to provide the most advanced services and products to the public and we are committed to playing a pivotal role in supporting this vision. Within our energy offering, we aim to use gas as a clean energy source in the residential and industrial sectors.”
In his turn, Jerome Ferrier, President of IGU, said: “We are very pleased to be in Abu Dhabi for the Spring meet of the IGU Executive Committee, and to organize a specific workshop on ‘Gas and Renewables’ with the presence of IRENA. This workshop is particularly significant with gas identified as the best complement to develop renewable energy worldwide,”
Founded in 1931, the International Gas Union promotes the technical and economic progress of the gas industry. There are over 140 members in IGU including associations and entities from 91 different countries, representing over 97% of the global gas market. IGU's working organisation covers all domains of the gas industry - from exploration and production of natural gas on- or offshore to pipeline and piped distribution systems to customers' premises and combustion of the gas at the point of use.
About ADNOC Distribution
ADNOC Distribution Company was established in 1973 as the first company owned by Abu Dhabi government specialised in the marketing and distribution of petroleum products in the United Arab Emirates.
ADNOC Distribution operates a vast network of service stations and convenience stores. These stations are equipped with the most advanced technology for fuel, automated car wash and vacuuming, lube bay and tire repair.
In addition, aviation refueling services, ships bunkering along with production of a range of ADNOC lubricants are marketed locally, as well as, being exported across the GCC markets, Middle East, the Far East, Africa and Europe.
Moreover, ADNOC Distribution had adopted a pioneer project and an ambitious plan to introduce Natural Gas as an alternative fuel for Vehicles in the UAE. The initiative comes as a part of its efforts to support sustainable development. ADNOC Service Stations provide Natural Gas fuel, petroleum products and conversion service for a cleaner and safer environment.
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