GTI and KOGAS to Collaborate on Energy R&D and Training
11/14/14 Des Plaines, IL
Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) signed a Collaboration Agreement during the recent IGRC 2014 meetings in Copenhagen, Denmark. GTI is a leading U.S. research, development and training organization serving energy and environmental markets, focused on increasing energy supply, improving energy delivery and using energy more efficiently and in a cleaner manner. KOGAS is the single largest LNG importer in the world, as well as the owner and operator of four world-scale LNG regasification terminals, and an over 4,200 km span of nationwide transmission pipeline networks.
The organizations have aligned interests and areas of focus, and will cooperate and collaborate on energy research and development, education and training, and information sharing. The initiative could include mutual assistance for technology development, technical consulting, joint research efforts, and development of training programs--among other efforts—in topics ranging from unconventional gas supply, to energy infrastructure, and efficient energy utilization.
David Carroll, GTI President and CEO, says “For more than 70 years, GTI has been meeting energy and environmental challenges by assessing the market, developing technology-based solutions, and delivering results. We are committed to creating and commercializing new energy technologies that can make a difference for the global energy industry and its customers.
"It is an honor to embark on this collaborative effort with KOGAS. KOGAS is widely acknowledged as a world leader in the gas industry—from growing involvement in upstream production; to strong LNG experience and technology; to advances in gas transportation and utilization. We’re looking forward to working with them in exploring technologies and areas for continued mutual growth."
Notes SeokHyo JANG, CEO of KOGAS, "GTI and KOGAS have a long history of collaboration, with our first formal cooperation agreement established in the early 1990s. Since then, our organizations and the market have evolved significantly, and we anticipate more frequent interaction and establishing a stronger bond between GTI and KOGAS. Our enhanced business partnership will make significant contributions to the energy future worldwide."
About Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
GTI is a leading research, development and training organization that has been addressing global energy and environmental challenges by developing technology-based solutions for consumers, industry, and government for more than 70 years.
About Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS)
KOGAS was incorporated by the Korean government in 1983. Since its founding, it has grown to become the world's largest LNG importer. As the nation's sole natural gas provider, the Corporation is fully committed to providing clean, safe and convenient energy to the people of Korea.