Posted on March 22, 2011

Yesterday, as GASTECH kicks off, Qatargas, the world’s largest LNG producer, launches its Bid Campaign for hosting the World Gas Conference (WGC) 2018.

As a member of the International Gas Union ([IGU), Qatargas has taken the decision and commitment, to bid for the Presidency of the 2015-18 IGU triennium, which would also see the State of Qatar host the prestigious natural gas industry event - the 2018 World Gas Conference (WGC),

The State of Qatar is now the world’s largest exporter of LNG and in the eighty year history of the IGU, the WGC has never been held in the Middle East.

Gastech Postcard

Qatargas’ Chief Executive Officer, Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani states from GASTECH:
“We certainly believe we have the capabilities, resources and desire to host such an event under the guidance of His Excellency Dr Mohammed Al Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry.”

With the unrivalled and largest world class LNG facilities of Ras Laffan Industrial City;   largest Port; the state of the art  National Convention Centre, a major aviation hub with its flagship airline -Qatar Airways, Qatar is exceptionally well placed.

The IGU Council will meet next October in Dubrovnik, Croatia, to vote for the host country for the 2018 WGC.