IEF Secretary General Joseph McMonigle participated in the start of India Energy Forum-CERA Week with remarks at a roundtable with global oil and gas company CEOs with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on 26 October 2020 in New Delhi.
In his remarks Secretary General McMonigle commended Prime Minister Modi on his leadership in advancing global debate and collaboration on energy market and policy evolutions. McMonigle highlighted the Prime Minister's comments on the need for affordable energy and expressed his concern that "non-OPEC supply won't recover as quickly" as demand after the pandemic.
In addition, McMonigle thanked the Prime Minister and India Oil & Gas Minister Pradhan for the unwavering and enduring support that the Government of India continues to give the IEF producer consumer dialogue. India was the host of the 16th IEF International Energy Ministerial in 2018 and cohost of the 8th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable in 2019 as well as a key participant in other international policy agenda shaping meetings at the IEF.
McMonigle expressed his hope that it will be possible to meet with counterparts next year. India has agreed to host the 9th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable in the fourth quarter of 2021 and McMonigle said he looks forward to Prime Minister Modi honoring the return of IEF Ministers and industry leaders to New Delhi with his wisdom and inspiring presence.
- Energy Security in the Age of Change, 8th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable, 10 September 2020, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- The Future of Global Energy Security, 16th IEF International Energy Ministerial Forum, 10-12 April 2018, New Delhi, India
- Gas for Growth, 5th IEF-IGU Ministerial Gas Forum, 6 December 2016, New Delhi, India