Our Principal Partners
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 https://www.igu.org/
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 http://www.olade.org/?lang=en
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 https://arpel.org/about/