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Dave McCurdy is CEO of the American Gas Association.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Tell me about your travels on behalf of the World Gas Conference, and how you are working to further the gas industry here and abroad.
Dave McCurdy: The American Gas Association is the U.S. charter member of the International Gas Union (IGU). The IGU represents the gas industries of 91 countries and is the owner of the World Gas Conference (WGC). We've been involved since the founding of the IGU, 86 years ago. While AGA represents utilities delivering natural gas to end use customers, at IGU we represent the entire gas value chain. AGA celebrates its centennial in 2018.
As the charter member, we hold the vote for the U.S. in the International Gas Union activities. I am a member of the executive committee. Our IGU Council, the organization's governing body, met recently in Tokyo.
The Tokyo meeting was extremely important. Every three years the membership elects the IGU second vice president. The winning country/individual will eventually become the IGU president for a period of three years. In addition to serving as president for a three-year term, that individual/country will host the WGC.