GasNaturally: joint initiative puts natural gas in the spotlight

The European Commission’s Energy Roadmap 2050 is designed to promote dialogue, with the aim of identifying competitive approaches to achieving the EU’s climate action targets. One such response is the GasNaturally initiative. Seven organisations from across the natural gas supply chain have joined forces for the initiative, and the group’s website contains detailed answers to a series of frequently asked questions about the cleanest of all fossil fuels.

GasNaturally is aiming to spark debate on the EU’s future energy policy using a targeted information campaign. Natural gas is a safe, reliable energy source, and the ideal complement to renewables. And thanks to cutting-edge gas technologies and products, Europe is making great strides towards its goal of moving to a low-carbon economy by 2050.

A 2011 study by IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associate (IHS CERA) argues that switching from conventional coal-fired to state-of-the-art gas-fired power plants could slash energy sector emissions by around 58%. The campaign is also intended to put a number of myths to rest, such as the belief that natural gas is little more than a temporary energy solution that will usher in the renewable age. On the contrary, gas goes hand in hand with renewables, as well as offering numerous long-term benefits.

Gas Week 2012: centrepiece of the campaign

Gas Week 2012 is a five-day programme of debates and exhibitions that will give politicians and other interested parties the chance to compare notes with gas industry experts. It also provides a stage for gas companies to demonstrate their innovative strength, and highlight their role in promoting environmental protection, energy security and competitiveness in Europe. Gas Week takes place from 23–27 April 2012 in Brussels.

To find out more about the GasNaturally initiative, visit

Download a copy of the original GasNaturally press release (pdf)