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5th Meeting of Heads of JODI Partner Organisations

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26 September 2016

Algiers, Algeria

The heads and representatives of Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) partners: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum, (IEF), and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), met ahead of the IEF15 Ministerial in Algiers on 26 September to take stock of progress made since their last high-level meeting in Moscow (IEF14 2014). The JODI Partners were joined on this occasion by the Secretary General of the African Energy Commission (AFREC) who attended the Algiers meeting as an observer.

The JODI Partners HOD meeting takes place in association with the biennial IEF Ministerial meetings. It has the primary objective of helping determine and set forth an agreed path forward for JODI based on the outcome of consultations with the JODI data-user community throughout the year, and building on the aspirations of the Partners to deliver ongoing improvements to the Initiative.

The JODI heads reviewed progress made on the development of the JODI-Oil and JODI-Gas databases over the past two years, and endorsed the "JODI Five-Year Action Plan toward 2020".

The partners agreed on the importance of maintaining their focus on continuous improvement of the quality, reliability and timeliness of JODI data. They also discussed progress made towards further improving market data transparency by increasing the visibility and reach of JODI, and deliberated the need to utilise data redistribution agencies industry platforms as a key part of this effort.

For further details on the meeting please visit the JODI website www.jodidata.org.

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