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JODI Inter-Secretariat Meeting - October 2018

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4-5 October 2018

Paris, France

The IEF chaired an Inter Secretariat Meeting of JODI partner organisations among APECEurostat, GECF, IEAIEFOLADE and OPEC in Paris on 04-05 October 2018.

The meeting, hosted by The IEA at their Headquarters in Paris, focused on following up on the guidance received from the JODI Heads and IEF Ministers during the JODI Heads IEF16 Ministerial held in India on April 2018 and reaffirmed action plans and activities for 2019.

The meeting further reviewed following progress and items:

  • Participation Assessment of the JODI-Oil and JODI-Gas World Databases and steps taken by the JODI Partners to improve quality of the data they are collecting and submitting to the JODI Database;
  • The outcomes from the JODI Heads and IEF Ministers held in India on April 2018;
  • Development and analysis on JODI data users with focus on Blomberg and at Thomson Reuters Platforms where JODI data began to appear since October 2017;
  • G20 Ministers feedback on JODI and energy data transparency;
  • Progression on the development of an Energy Data Transparency Portal as a part of the JODI Website to feature available coal data and data beyond current JODI (oil and gas) framework gathered by JODI Partners;
  • The need for more granular LNG trade data and approaches to accomplished meet the demand under the JODI framework.
  • The next steps to develop the new 5-year JODI plan covering 2020-2025, and deliberate ideas for new plans objectives.

Partners agreed to hold a next JODI Conference during second half of 2019 and reviewed a plan to hold a JODI Training Workshop for MENA Region in cooperation with UN-ESCWA in December 2018. Partners also agreed to work with OPEC Fund International Development and AFREC to plan a follow-up JODI Training Workshop for Sub Sahara Africa during first half of 2019. In the meantime, plans for training workshops for Latin America and Asia-Pacific region during 2019 are underway.

Partners also took notes on progress made on planning for an upcoming JODI User Information Seminar during 9th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development, 15 November 2018 in Ukraine. The event is held under framework of collaboration among United Nation Economic Commissions the seminar is expected to benefit from large attendance of key policy makers to the Forum.

Energy research and data analytic company Kayrros presented JODI partners their business model charactarised by their application of big data and digital media to their analysis. In the backdrop of increasing attention to digitalisation of the energy industry and policy implication, JODI partners and Kayrros discussed area of possible future cooperation.

The meeting concluded that JODI partners continues to enhance global energy data transparency through actions identified in the 5-Year JODI Action Plan.