The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931. It is an international worldwide non-profit organization registered in Vevey, Switzerland with the secretariat located in Hoersholm in Denmark. The members of IGU are associations of the gas industries in 67 countries. It co-operates with many international organizations.
IGU promote the technical and economic progress of the gas industry. IGU's working organization covers all domains of the gas industry from exploration for and production of natural gas on- or offshore, pipeline and piped distribution systems to customers' premises and combustion of the gas at the point of use.