Shanghai Party Secretary Li attends LNG conference
Shanghai Party Secretary Li Qiang attended the 19th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas on Tuesday.
Li met leaders of LNG industry giants such as Joe M. Kang, president of the International Gas Union; Saad Sherida Ai-Kaabi, minister of Energy of Qatar and president and CEO of Qatar Petroleum; Darren Woods, CEO and chairman of ExxonMobil; Michael Wirth, chairman of the board and CEO of Chevron Corp; Bob Dudley, group chief executive of BP plc; and Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, president and group CEO of Petronas, a Malaysian oil and gas company.
Li hailed the successful hosting of the conference in Shanghai and said energy is modern society’s “blood” that drives it to function. As a clean energy, the need for LNG has been rising steadily and it has a promising market.
Shanghai is currently deepening supply-side structural reforms and accelerating industrial development. The city hopes that it can gain more cooperation and exchanges with international companies in the industry and share experience and technologies.
The second China International Import Expo will be held in Shanghai in November, and the city welcomes member companies of the International Gas Union to attend the expo and bring more quality products and services to the fair.
Kang and other guests said they were impressed by Shanghai’s innovation vitality and its efforts in protecting the environment. They hope that they can take advantage of the conference and further strengthen cooperation and exchanges with the city and bring more green, clean, and environment-friendly technologies, projects, and business models to the city.
Zhang Jianhua, director of the National Energy Administration; Chen Yin, executive vice mayor of Shanghai; and Zhuge Yujie, secretary-general of the CPC Shanghai Committee, also attended the conference.