EASEE-gas annual general meeting held successfully in Spain

BRUSSELS, 29 March 2017 -- EASEE-gas membership gathered in Valencia, Spain, on 22 and 23 March for the annual general meeting of members of the association. The event was a good opportunity to review the activities of the association, approve new projects and initiatives for 2017 as well as to network with industry peers.
Over 60 people attended this year’s event, representing the different companies that are members of the association. The programme started with a social event at Valencia’s City of Arts and Science on Wednesday 22 March and continued on the following day with a comprehensive reporting by all the Working Groups and the other bodies of the association on the activities carried out the past twelve months. The membership approved the budget and Work Plan for 2017 as well as the 2016 financials and the 2016 Annual Report of Activities (download here). New members were elected to the Board and the Executive Committee. Rudy Van Beurden (Fluxys LNG) was reappointed for a third mandate as chair of the Board of Directors.
The EASEE-gas general meeting also included two presentations by invited speakers: Anne Braaksma (GasTerra) spoke about the Dutch approach for gas to remain relevant in the energy transition. His presentation reviewed advocacy efforts to ensure gas continues to play a role in the new energy mix in The Netherlands. Sofía González & Luis Girón (Enagás) gave a demonstration about safety in LNG handling which was both informative and entertaining. They did some experiments with LNG physical-chemical properties and explained their implication in LNG safety.    
Rudy Van Beurden, EASEE-gas chair, stated his satisfaction with the event: “the Board is very pleased with this year’s event especially the high attendance. As always we devote quite some time and effort in putting together an interesting and appealing programme for our members and believe everyone was happy with this year’s edition of our general meeting. On a personal level, I am also very pleased with the renewal of my mandate as chair of the association."    

Download Anne Braaksma presentation 
Download EASEE-gas 2016 Annual Report of Activities