See coverage including Le Monde, National Observer, Sydney Morning Herald, El Confidencial, and QualEnergia.it
This analysis considers a collection of strategy documents detailing the International Gas Union's (IGU) communications, advocacy, and outreach playbooks.
IGU describes itself as “the spokesperson for the gas industry worldwide”. It has 150+ members including Shell, TotalEnergies, Sempra Energy, and ExxonMobil amongst others, claiming to represent over 90% of the global gas market.
This analysis provides unique and highly significant insights into how the fossil gas industry has sought to defend and enhance its interests against increasing concern about climate change and the energy transition from the public, politicians, and international institutions.
The documents analyzed for this report span from 2017/2018 to 2021, and were available on IGU's website between September 2021 and April 2022. The documents have since been removed from the website.
16.12.2022 - This report was amended to account for the fact that Eurogas is no longer a member of IGU.