The Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, Ill., will host Global Unconventional Gas 2010: Unlocking Your Potential, a conference being organized and co-sponsored with the International Gas Union, Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America and other leading energy organizations.

The international conference and workshop is designed to further the worldwide development of gas shale and unconventional resources, and transfer knowledge and best practices gained in the United States to the rest of the world. The conference is set for June 15 through 17 at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel in The Netherlands.

Unconventional gas may provide abundant, affordable and cleaner-burning energy to a world in need of stable energy prices, security and solutions to the climate change challenge. Advances in technology have enabled these “new” resources to be developed economically in the United States - now supplying 40 percent of total U.S. production, and expected to supply well more than 50 percent by 2020, according to GTI. The transfer of knowledge, combined with new technology and processes tailored to specific resources, will be essential to developing unconventional gas in other countries.

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