The IEF participated in the 17-19 November "Exploration, Production, Processing 2015 International Forum" organised by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation in association with the Institute for Energy and Finance and inaugurated by First Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr Alexey Teksler. The Forum provided a platform for the discussion on the transformation of global energy market & outlooks and international cooperation on statistics, and its impact on Russian energy landscape.
Mr Fuad AlZayer, Coordinator of Energy Data Transparency (JODI) participated in a panel session on International Cooperation on Energy Data Transparency Statistics & Outlook. His presentation highlighted the IEF's advances in promoting the global energy dialogue and the importance of international cooperation among and between Countries, International Organisations, Industry stakeholders and other experts. Noting Russia's participation in and support of the IEF’s neutral platform, Mr AlZayer lauded the IEF14 launch of JODI-Gas in Moscow as a major step forward in gas data transparency. He further elaborated on the IEF approach to data transparency including the coordination of JODI, as well as joint work with partner organisations the IEA and OPEC, on global energy outlooks comparisons, exploration of physical-financial market linkages, and reviews of gas and coal markets.