IV Gas Conference begins

Over 300 delegates from the hydrocarbons sector, both national and international, in addition to numerous members of the Government, attended on 5th October the opening of the IV Gas Conference in Equatorial Guinea, organised by the Ministry for Mines and Hydrocarbons, and the Equatorial Guinea National Gas Company, SONAGAS.

The conference began with words of welcome from the Mayoress of Malabo, Maria Coloma Edjang Mbengono, who invited those present to share the joy seizing the people of Equatorial Guinea due to the 50th Anniversary of our sovereignty.

On of the highlights from among the speeches given during the meeting was one by the Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, representing our Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, which was the final speech at the ceremony, following words from the Director of SONAGAS and the Secretary of State for Mines and Hydrocarbons.

Obama Asue, in addition to praising the Ministry for Mines and Hydrocarbons and SONAGAS, took advantage of the occasion to announce and restate the commitment of the Government to preparations to house the headquarters of the Gas Exporting Countries Summit in 2019.

He also reminded the petroleum and gas professionals that they must at all times take into account the matter of climate change, and the responsibility of States to handle the exploitation of energy resources in a responsible way.

One of the most ambitious SONAGAS projects is the GAS MEGA HUB, the aim of which is to monetise the gas of Alen. Through that, SONAGAS will be able to extend its alliances and collaboration with other companies in the sector, playing a central role in the development of synergies, both at a subregional and continental level, in addition to providing employment for the national population.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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