Lisa O'Leary IGU Responds to Recent Natural Gas Myths, Aims to Educate Public

AGA Chariman Larry Borgard

AGA Chariman Larry Borgard speaks during the World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad)

In an effort to educate the public, and dispel myths and misconceptions about the production and distribution of shale gas, the Internal Gas Union (IGU) released a report entitled Myths vs. Facts on Shale Gas during the 25th World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The report states that “in recent years, North America has taken the lead on unprecedented developments in the natural gas industry. The region not only hosts the largest natural gas markets in the world, but it is also reshaping itself and setting new trends worldwide.” Our nation has had a lot of experience with shale gas development and the lessons learned will be valuable to other countries as they wade into this new territory.

The American Gas Association (AGA) is pleased to see the report and is proud to work with the IGU in leading the charge to promote responsible development practices of natural gas worldwide. In an interview with Energy Delta Institute, AGA Chairman Larry Borgard spoke about the role our nation will play in the future of this clean energy source, and discussed the opportunities he sees for the industry, including the expansion of natural gas vehicles.

AGA will play a leading role in the natural gas industry worldwide in the coming years.  In April 2013, AGA is slated to host to the 17th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG17) – the largest global gas event of the year – in Houston, TX. AGA will also host the next World Gas Conference in Washington, D.C. in June 2018 and hold the Presidency of the IGU from 2015 through 2018.

Lisa O'Leary

About Lisa O'Leary

Lisa O'Leary is the Manager of Digital Communications for the American Gas Association. Prior to joining AGA, Lisa served as Manager of Multimedia Communications for the Senator John Heinz History Center, "the Smithsonian's home in Pittsburgh," and as a Web Producer at WPXI-TV, Channel 11 News in Pittsburgh, PA. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in Communications.
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