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Nice, France—November 12-15
Gastech 85, the International
LNG/LPG Conference and Exhibi- tion, will be held November 12-15 at the new Palais des Congres "Acro- polis" in Nice, France. This meeting will be the 11th in the very popular series, and the third to be held in
France, a country that has played a major role in the international liquefied gas industry.
This year marks the 20th anniver- sary of the French LNG program. It is appropriate, therefore, that
Pierre Alby, president of Gaz de
France, will deliver the opening ad- dress at the Gastech 85 Conference.
His speech will review French LNG achievements, the present state of the industry, and possible future developments. Gaz de France was the first European gas supply com- pany to lay a natural gas grid and, like British Gas, was a pioneer in the movement of LNG by sea with the
Arzew-Le Havre service that began in 1965, making it the world's long- est-running LNG import program.
The comprehensive Conference 32 program will feature more than 60 presentations from some 140 au- thors and panelists in nine sessions.
The session headings are: World
Gas Supplies; LPG Production and
Trade; Safety and Training; Devel- opment of Frontier Gas Fields;
Transportation, Technology and
Operations; Commercial, Documen- tation and Contracts; Gases as
Transportation Fuels; Liquefied
Gas Terminals and Storage; and
Technical Developments and Mate- rials.
The Gastech meetings have be- come the leading gathering place for all who have an involvement in
LNG and LPG. National flags from more than 50 participating nations will be displayed on the speakers' platform, and more than 2,000 dele- gates are expected in Nice for the
Gastech 85 meeting.
In addition to the Conference, the
Gastech meeting includes a major exhibition of LNG and LPG equipment, technology, and ser- vices. The display areas in the Pal-