GAIL hosts two-day Asian Gas Buyers Meet in Delhi

Vol 8, PW 22 (09 Feb 05) News in Brief

GAIL is hosting a two-day gas buyers summit in Delhi on 14th and 15th February at the Hotel Taj Palace.

Mani Shankar Aiyar, Indias loquacious oil minister, will inaugurate the 3rd Asia Gas Buyers Summit, which GAIL describes as a niche conference for serious players in Asias gas economy. Among the dignitaries billed to speak on the first day are oil secretary Sushil Tripathi, GAIL chairman Proshanto Banerjee, Sinopec Corporation chairman Chen Thongai, president and CEO of South Koreas Kogas Kang Hyun Oh, MD of Japans Tokyo Gas Hiroshi Urano, National Iranian Gas Export Company director MH Rahbari, ExxonMobil vice president Ron Billings and Gaz de France group president Jacques Deyirmendjian.

Technical sessions will include presentations on Strategic Storage for Supply Security; CNG by Sea and LNG by road; Competing Infrastructure; and Technical Services in Gas Distribution.