By the late 1970s it was clear the international LNG business was set for a period of rapid expansion. A number of involved companies were therefore concerned to agree essential common standards for the industry, to aid its expansion, underpin public confidence and avoid a proliferation of unilaterally defined regulations.

This group resolved to establish a body to draw together industry member companies in an effort to establish commonly agreed standards and best practice criteria. Hence the Society was formed and registered as a Bermuda Exempted Company (non-profit making) with limited liability in October 1979.The Society was granted observer status at the International Maritime Organisation in 1982.

Formed originally with thirteen members the Society has steadily grown over twenty years to a membership of more than 180 full and associate members, representing nearly all the world's LNG business and more than half the global LPG business.

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