WSTN joined other trade groups in the following coalition statement issued via the Global Energy Institute at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

WASHINGTON, DC—A group of organizations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Petroleum Institute, Asian Natural Gas and Energy Association, Energy Policy Research Foundation (EPRINC), International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, International Gas Union, LNG Allies (the USLNG Association) and the Western States & Tribal Nations Natural Gas Initiative issued the following statement ahead of the G7 Ministerial meetings on Climate, Energy and Environment in Sapporo, Japan this weekend.

“We commend the G7 nations for including natural gas in the upcoming energy ministerial meetings in Sapporo, Japan. This pragmatic decision aligns with the analysis of many of the world’s leading energy authorities that natural gas will remain essential to meeting growing global energy demand. The G7 process offers a unique opportunity for leading democracies to signal support for the role of responsible natural gas producers in ensuring global energy security while simultaneously advancing our shared climate goals. Our organizations remain committed partners in the effort to expeditiously reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, and we look forward to working with G7 leaders to implement their vision for a successful energy transition that will improve global quality of life and elevate environmental standards.”