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    Canada to host IGU’s LNG2023 conference


Event was stripped from St Petersburg following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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Canada to host IGU’s LNG2023 conference

The west coast Canadian city of Vancouver will host the International Gas Union’s (IGU) flagship LNG2023 conference and exhibition next year, the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) said April 22.

“Canada is an emerging player in the global LNG marketplace and is already one of the world’s largest producers, transporters, consumers, and exporters of natural gas,” the CGA said. “As such, Canada is well-suited to host LNG2023 and Vancouver – a hub for LNG in Canada – is an ideal location for the event.” 

The event, officially the 20th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas, was originally set for St Petersburg, Russia, but the IGU and its co-sponsors, the Gas Technology Institute and the International Institute of Refrigeration, stripped the event from the Russian city following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. It will now be held July 10-14, 2023 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

“We are thrilled to have been chosen to host LNG2023 in Vancouver. Canada has a strong and committed natural gas industry and there are vast opportunities for Canada, and Canadian LNG, to play an important role in supporting energy needs around the world,” CGA CEO Timothy Egan said. “We are looking forward to engaging with the global LNG industry and other stakeholders to collaborate and showcase what LNG can do for the world.”

The CGA, which represents companies active in the delivery of gaseous fuels – natural gas, renewable natural gas and hydrogen – to Canadian consumers holds Canada’s membership at the IGU, and is also hosting the IGU’s International Gas Research Conference 2024 (IGRC2024) in Banff, Alberta.