Our Principal Partners

About IGU

The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931. It is a worldwide non-profit organisation registered in Vevey, Switzerland with the Secretariat currently located in Barcelona, Spain.

The mission of IGU is to advocate gas as an integral part of a sustainable global energy system, and to promote the political, technical and economic progress of the gas industry. The more than 160 members of IGU are associations and corporations of the gas industry representing over 95% of the global gas market. The working organisation of IGU covers the complete value of gas chain from exploration and production, transmission via pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as distribution and combustion of gas at the point of use. 

IGU encourages international trade in gas by supporting non-discriminatory policies and sound contracting principles and practices, promoting development of technologies which add to the environmental benefits of gas and further enhance safe production, transmission, distribution and utilisation of gas. IGU has the vision of being the most influential, effective and independent non-profit organisation, serving as the spokesperson for the gas industry worldwide. For more information visit


OLADE is an intergovernmental public entity, established on November 2, 1973, by signing of the Lima Agreement. The Organization is a cooperation, coordination and consultation entity with legal personality, whose fundamental purpose is the integration, protection, conservation, rational utilization, marketing and protection of energy resources in the Region.

OLADE was born in the context of finding a new - fairer -  economic relationship between developed and developing countries in the early seventies, whose scope was analyzed by the Latin American and the Caribbean countries. Thus, the authorities in the energy sector, aiming at the joint commitment to the defense of the natural resources of the Region and technical cooperation on sustainable and comprehensive development policies on measures to address the crisis in oil prices, began a intense process of political mobilization that ended on November 2, 1973 with the signing of the Lima Agreement. It is the constituting instrument of the Organization, which has been ratified by 27 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean: South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Caribbean: Barbados, Cuba, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago. Mexico and Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama. Participating country: Algeria

By fostering the creation of OLADE, it was considered the need to establish a mechanism for cooperation among the countries of the region to develop its energy resources and jointly address the issues relating to the efficient and rational use to contribute to the economic and social development of the Latin American and Caribbean countries. For more information visit

About Arpel

ARPEL is a non-profit association gathering oil, gas and biofuels sector companies and institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Founded in 1965 as a vehicle of cooperation and reciprocal assistance among sector companies, its main purpose is to actively contribute to industry integration and competitive growth, and to sustainable energy development in the region. 

Its membership currently represents a high percentage of the upstream and downstream activities in Latin America and the Caribbean and includes national and international operating companies, providers of technology, goods and services for the value chain, and national and international sector institutions. 

Since 1976, ARPEL holds Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In 2006, the association declared its adherence to the UN Global Compact principles. For more information please visit

Association Partners

Emerging Markets Investors Association (EMIA)
The Emerging Market Investor's Association (EMIA) connects investors with reputable investment professionals, research, education and news, increasing confidence and transparency within emerging markets. For investment professionals, we create enhanced brand awareness that deliver tangible...

Media Partners

Canal Exporta Brasil
Exporta Brasil TV ( Canal Exporta Brasil )  is the first channel on the WEB about foreign trade in Brazil and has been broadcasted since January 2015, created by entrepreneur, lawyer (51835 0AB-RJ), journalist, (registration: 0081759/SP) Roberto A. Nobrega, who is also a consultant, a foreign trade...
GNL Global is an informative and market intelligence website focused on the LNG Industry. As the only specialized media outlet and news provider in the region, we gather information related to projects, trade, regulation, prices, technology, and much more. We aim to reach a selected audience...
Infra PPP
InfraPPP World is the new and definitive social media tool that will allow our clients to get the latest and updated knowledge on infrastructure and PPP: The latest and most relevant news of the infra&PPP sector at a global scale: EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific (APAC). Every new market report...
Petrol News
Quiénes somos Somos un Portal de noticias de la industria del Petróleo, Gas y Minería.  Contamos con más de 50.000 lectores mensuales, entre ellos, ejecutivos, gerentes y directores de las principales empresas y operadoras del sector energético de países del Mercosur, Centroamérica, México y Canadá...
Revista Petroquimica
Sociedad Peruana de Hidrocarburos
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T&B Petroleum
T&B Petroleum magazine has been the undisputed source of news and information for Brazil's bustling energy market for twenty years. Our main area of activity is the generation and management of professional and corporate educational content. Each issue contains vital information compiled by the...
World Oils
Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils' web portal has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and...