Press Release

Eurogas elects Didier Holleaux of ENGIE as the association’s President

Brussels 11.06.21

Eurogas is pleased to announce that its General Assembly elected Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice-President of ENGIE Group, as the association’s President today. Mr Holleaux succeeds TotalEnergies’ Philippe Sauquet at the helm of the association which represents the European gas industry.

Mr Holleaux commented: “In these crucial years for the EU energy sector, we must ensure the recognition of the role of gases (natural gas, biogas and hydrogen) in the transition. Gases will be key to addressing climate change, economic recovery and providing EU job creation. I would like to thank the Eurogas membership for placing this trust in me.”

James Watson, Eurogas Secretary General welcomed the incoming President: “Didier Holleaux brings a wealth of gas sector experience. His focus on renewable gases and higher education aligns perfectly with Eurogas goals, such as training and reskilling the workforce to scale up decarbonisation technologies.”

Watson also thanked Philippe Sauquet: “His term as President has been one of significant progress in which we increased ambition to decarbonise the EU gas sector soon after 2045, joined key platforms like the Methane Guiding Principles and developed considerable political support for binding 2030 EU targets to reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of gas consumed and scale up renewable gas in consumption.”

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