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IGU appoints new Secretary General

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The International Gas Union (IGU) has announced the appointment of Luis Bertrán Rafecas as Secretary General, taking over from Pål Rasmussen.

With the change in leadership, the IGU's Secretariat has also relocated from Oslo, Norway, to Barcelona, Spain, with Gas Natural Fenosa and Sedigas becoming the new Secretariat host organisations.

David Carroll, President IGU, said: "We congratulate Luis on his new position, and also thank outgoing Secretary General Pål Rasmussen for his leadership and contributions to the IGU over the past two years. We would also like to thank Statoil for their significant and generous contribution to the IGU in hosting the Secretariat for the past nine years, and recognise Gas Natural Fenosa and Sedigas for their willingness to host the new Secretariat."

Luis Bertrán Rafecas added: "I am delighted to take up the position as Secretary General and work closely with IGU President David Carroll to further advance the role of natural gas in the global energy mix."

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