Since IGU is the only general worldwide organisation within the global gas industry, and in order to optimise organisational work in the gas industry and rationalize and avoid double work, IGU also considers it important to co-operate with and make close connections to other organisations within the gas industry.
Quite often such organisations do not qualify to become a member of IGU, which is why IGU has created the concept: “Organisations affiliated to IGU” (see organisations below).
“Affiliation” is not a formal term in IGU but this expression is used to describe a pragmatic closer working co-operation and rationalisation between IGU and a number of global or regional sector organisations within the gas Industry.
An Organisation/Association being “Affiliated with IGU” should fulfil the following criteria:
In such cases an agreement may be entered into with IGU, stipulating that the organisation in question is an organisation affiliated with IGU, which entail the following rights and duties for the organisation: