Industry leaders see the upside at LNG18

April 12th, 2016

Around 2000 delegates from around the world are in Perth this week for a major LNG conference, and the message is clear – gas has a key role to play in reducing carbon emissions, and in facilitating future innovation.

LNG 18 – or to give it the full title, the 18th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas – is the world’s largest LNG conference, and has attracted delegates from around sixty countries.

The Chairman of the Conference Organising Committee, Origin Energy Managing Director Grant King, told reporters this week that the gas industry was:

“absolutely critical and central to the decarbonisation of the world in the next 50 years”

Mr King also said that those turning their back entirely on fossil fuels were putting supply security at risk.

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett told the conference that:

“Currently depressed prices should not distract from the flexibility and environmental advantages of gas”

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden told the conference that the gas industry needs to innovate to succeed:

“The future of our industry is about continuous innovation. This is why the focus on innovation of this Australian Government is very relevant to this country’s LNG industry. New ways of doing business, new ways of communicating, new ways of doing science, they can’t do without energy.”

Amid the continued low global oil price, it’s great to here industry and political leaders continue to talk up the gas industry.

We’ll have more from LNG18 as the week progresses.

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