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12th IEF Ministerial Cancun Mexico

Cancun, Mexico

The International Energy Forum (IEF) is the world's largest gathering of Energy Ministers. IEF Countries account for more than 90% of global oil and gas supply and demand. In addition to IEA and OPEC countries, transit states and key energy players, including Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa, participate in the Forum. The magnitude and diversity of this engagement is a testament to the IEF's position as a neutral facilitator. Through the Forum and its associated events, IEF Ministers, their officials, energy industry executives, and other experts engage in a dialogue of increasing importance to global energy security. The IEF and the global energy dialogue are promoted by a permanent Secretariat of international staff based in the Diplomatic Quarter of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The government of Mexico will host the 12th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial and its associated 4th International Energy Business Forum (IEBF) in Cancun, Mexico from 30-31 March 2010. Germany and Kuwait are co-hosting this biennial gathering of the world's Energy Ministers and energy industry leaders.

Background Papers

  1. IEF
  2. OPEC
  3. IEA


  1. The Cancun Ministerial Declaration
    HRH Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Assistant Minister for Petroleum, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  2. Expanded High Level Steering Group (EHLSG) Recommendations, Reducing Volatility
    Graham White, International Energy & Technology Director, Department of Energy & Climate Change, UK
  3. Expanded High Level Steering Group (EHLSG) Recommendations
    Noé van Hulst, Secretary General, IEF
  4. Striving for Stability in Global Energy Markets
    H.E. Abdalla Salem El-Badri, Secretary General, OPEC
  5. Global Energy Markets: Reducing Volatility and Uncertainty
    Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director, IEA
  6. The Role of Energy in Fostering Human Development
    Jamal Saghir, Director Energy, Transport, and Water, The World Bank
  7. Global Energy: Agenda, Challenges, Policies
    Christoph Frei, Secretary General, WEC
  8. The Maturing Producer – Consumer Dialogue
    Noé van Hulst, Secretary General, IEF
  9. OFID Director General's Statement
  10. Global Energy Markets: Reducing volatility and uncertainties
    Comments by H.E. Dr. Chakib Khelil, Minister of Energy and Mines of Algeria
  11. Global Energy Markets: Reducing Volatility and Uncertainty
    Remarks by H.E. Ali I. Al-Naimi, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  12. Speech of H.E. Leonid Bokhanovsky, Secretary General of the GECF


  1. 2nd CCS Symposium
  2. 2nd IEF-IGU Ministerial Gas Forum

Findings from past IEF events, studies

  1. Biofuels
    Key findings  |  Full document
  2. CCS
    Key findings  |  Full document
  3. Energy Poverty
    Key findings  |  Full document
  4. Gas
    Key findings  |  Full document
  5. Human Resources
    Key findings  |  Full document
  6. NOC – IOC cooperation
    Key findings  |  Full document
  7. Technology
    Key findings  |  Full document
  8. Unpacking Uncertainties
    Key findings  |  Full document

Newsletters and Factsheets

  1. IEF Newsletter - March 2010
  2. JODI Newsletter - March 2010
  3. IEF Brochure
  4. JODI Brochure
  5. JODI FAQs
  6. JODI Performance Assessment
  7. Report on JODI achievement since 11th IEF Ministerial

Press Releases

  1. IEF Report "Biofuels: Potential and Limitations"
  2. Naimi commends IEF dialogue, cites JODI success and looks forward to Cancun ministerial

Previous IEF Ministerial Meetings

Key Documents

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