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The 3rd GCC Petroleum Media Forum

IEF Secretary General, Dr Sun Xiansheng was invited to deliver a keynote speech and to participate in specialist sessions at the 3rd GCC Petroleum Media Forum, held on 19-20 April 2017 in Abu Dhabi, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates. ...
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15th Regional JODI Training Workshop for Africa and MENA countries

The 15th Regional JODI Training Workshop for Africa and MENA countries was held in Tunis from 11-13 April 2017. The event, hosted by the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Renewable Energy of Tunisia, was organised by the IEF in collaboration with the African Energy Commission (AFREC), and the support of other JODI Partners (GECF, IEA, OPEC, and UNSD). ...
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3rd IEF - OFID Symposium on Energy Poverty

To advance the dialogue on the eradication of energy poverty in Africa, the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) convened the 3rd IEF – OFID Symposium on Energy Poverty with the support of the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies of Tunisia on 11-12 April 2017 in Tunis. ...
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22nd GECF Monthly Lecture

IEF SG Dr Sun Xiansheng was honoured to be invited to deliver the 22nd GECF Monthly Gas Lecture at the headquarters of the GECF in Doha, Qatar on 5 April, 2017. ...
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2nd G20 Energy and Sustainability Working Group, German G20 Presidency

At the 2nd G20 Energy and Sustainability Working Group meeting in Berlin the IEF updated delegates on the 1st IEF-EU energy day (Riyadh, 14 February) which provided a platform focused on cooperation with the EU on energy efficiency and renewable energies in the context of the G20 IEF Knowledge Sharing Framework on Energy Efficiency as agreed under the G20 Presidency of China in 2016. ...
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3rd IEF-KAPSARC Thought-Leaders' Roundtable

The Secretary General of the International Energy Forum and the President of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center welcomed participants in the Third IEF – KAPSARC Thought-Leaders’ Roundtable discussion on oil markets at IEF headquarters in Riyadh on 16 February. ...
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Seventh IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks

The Seventh IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks took place on 15 February 2017 at the IEF Headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr Sun Xiansheng, the Secretary General of the International Energy Forum opened the Symposium together with the Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, HE Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo and the Director, Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks of the International Energy Agency, Dr Kamel Ben Naceur. ...
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1st IEF-EU Energy Day

The IEF was pleased to host the 1st IEF – EU Energy Day at its headquarters on 14 February 2017. IEF Secretary General, Dr Sun Xiansheng opened the event alongside EU Ambassador HE Michele Cervone d’Urso and noted the importance of this inaugural IEF-EU Energy Day as a first step to strengthened IEF-EU relations, and to better inform and further enrich the producer-consumer dialogue. ...
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4th Argus Middle East Crude Conference

The 4th Argus Middle East Crude Conference hosted the Secretary General of the IEF, Dr Sun Xiansheng alongside the Under Secretary of Oil and Gas of Oman, HE Salim Al-Aufi as key note speakers among other senior industry and government representatives at the Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, Oman on 23-24 January 2017. ...
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IEF Lecture - IEEJ Energy Outlook 2016 for Asia / World

On Thursday 19 January 2017 Professor Masakasu Toyoda, CEO and Chairman of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) visited IEF Headquarters in Riyadh for a bilateral meeting with IEF Secretary General, Dr Sun Xiansheng. Professor Toyoda also delivered an IEF Lecture entitled: “IEEJ Energy Outlook 2016 for Asia/World” to a distinguished gathering of the diplomatic corps and business community of Riyadh. ...
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IEF Lecture - International Energy Charter

The IEF was delighted to welcome Dr Urban Rusnák the Secretary General of the International Energy Charter to deliver a lecture at IEF headquarters today. Ambassador Rusnák’s presentation “The International Energy Charter & International Energy Forum: Existing Complementarities and Possible Synergies” is available for download below. ...
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JODI Inter-Secretariat Meeting - December 2016

The IEF chaired an Inter Secretariat Meeting of its JODI partner organisations (APEC, Eurostat, GECF, IEA, OLADE, OPEC, & UNSD) in Paris on 15-16 December 2016. The US EIA also participated in the meeting via teleconference to discuss plans for the upcoming JODI Conference in Washington DC. ...
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3rd IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Gas and Coal Market Outlooks

The 3rd IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Gas and Coal Market Outlooks was held at IEA Headquarters in Paris on 14 December 2016 at a time when supply abundance sets the tone in medium term gas and coal market projections, and the rapid entry in force of the UN Paris Agreement points at a new global consensus on emission reductions. ...
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27th Energy Charter Conference

The Energy Charter Conference held its 27th Meeting on 25-26 November 2016 in Tokyo under the Chairmanship of HE Fumio Kishida, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan. ...
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5th LNG Producer-Consumer Conference

On 24 November, 2016, the 5th annual LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2016 was held in Tokyo, Japan. The conference was hosted by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC). ...
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14th Regional JODI Training Workshop for East European, Central Asian and MENA countries

The 14th Regional JODI Training Workshop organised by the IEF with the support of other JODI Partners (APEC, GECF, IEA, OPEC, and UNSD) was held in Moscow from 9-11 November 2016. The workshop, hosted by the Institute for Energy and Finance of the Russian Federation, was for the benefit of statistical officers in charge of hydrocarbon data collection at national administrations from East European, Central Asian and MENA countries. ...
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Fourth International Forum on Exploration, Production and Processing

The IEF Secretary General delivered a key note address in the Fourth International Forum on Exploration, Production and Processing (EPP 2016) in Moscow, Russia. Dr Sun’s address followed an opening speech delivered by HE Kiril Molodtsov, Deputy Minister of Energy (Russia) in the first session of the conference “Global Energy market and Regional Integration Processes” hosted by the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and the Institute of Energy and Finance. ...
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IEF Lecture - The EIA World Energy Outlook

On Monday 31 October 2016 Mr Adam Sieminski, Administrator of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the United States visited IEF Headquarters in Riyadh for a bilateral meeting with IEF Secretary General, Dr Sun Xiansheng. Mr Siemiski also delivered an IEF Lecture on the EIA’s World Energy Outlook to a full-house of the diplomatic corps and business community of Riyadh. ...
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IPRA-GCC 2016 - Image Challenges in the Energy Industry

Fuad AlZayer, Coordinator of Energy Data Transparency at the International Energy Forum participated in the International Public Relations Association-Gulf Chapter (IPRA-GCC) 2016 Conference Image challenges in the energy industry held in Dubai from October 25-27. ...
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23rd World Energy Congress

IEF Secretary General, Dr Sun Xiansheng joined ministers, captains of industry and senior officials in the 23rd World Energy Congress (WEC) that took place on 9-13 October 2016 in Istanbul. ...
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5th Meeting of Heads of JODI Partner Organisations

The heads and representatives of Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) partners 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). ...
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IEF15 Ministerial

The 15th International Energy Forum will take place in Algiers, Algeria from 26-28 September 2016 ...
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ONS Summit 2016

On 29-30 August 2016, the IEF Secretary General, Dr Sun Xiansheng, participated in the ONS2016 Summit. ...
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JODI Intersecretariat Meeting

The IEF chaired an Inter Secretariat Meeting of JODI partner organisations including APEC, Eurostat, IEA, IEF, and OPEC in Vienna on 13-15 July 2016. ...
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13th Regional JODI Training Workshop

The Economics and Technology Research Institute (ETRI) of the China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) were official hosts of the 13th Regional JODI Training Workshop that was organised by the IEF and JODI Partners, and held in Beijing, China on 18-20 May 2016. ...
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IEF-CASS Roundtable

On Tuesday 19 January the IEF Secretariat hosted an informal roundtable meeting with senior experts from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) at IEF Headquarters. ...
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InterEnerStat Meeting

The IEF’s data transparency team participated in the InterEnerStat meeting held at the IEA Headquarters from 14-15 September 2015 ...
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7th Oil Forum

The IEF was invited to participate in the Energy Community’s 7th Oil Forum held in Belgrade, Serbia from 8-9 September 2015 ...
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4th Global Sustainability Summit

The IEF's Secretary General Aldo Flores Quiroga delivered a special keynote speech at the 4th Global Sustainability Summit which took place in Madrid, Spain from 1-2 July 2015 ...
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6th OPEC International Seminar

The 6th OPEC International Seminar took place from 3-4 June 2015 in Vienna, Austria, with a focus on the theme "Petroleum: An engine for global development" ...
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4th Annual Brookings Doha Energy Forum

The theme of the 4th Brookings Doha Energy Forum held from 25-26 March 2015 was "Energy Stability or a false sense of security: How changes in geopolitics, political economy, and markets alter the energy landscape". ...
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Food, Energy, Water Nexus

IEF Secretary General Aldo Flores was delighted to welcome Australian Minister for Trade & Investment, the Hon Andrew Robb AO MP to IEF Headquarters in Riyadh today. HE the Minister presided over the opening session of a forum on the "Food, Water, Energy Nexus" organised jointly by the Council for Australian Arab Relations (CAAR*) and the IEF ...
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ExxonMobil Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040

Mr Rob Gardner, Manager of the Economics & Energy Division of the Corporate Strategic Planning Department ExxonMobil Corporation delivered a presentation of ExxonMobil's Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040 at the IEF headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 13 April 2014. ...
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15th International Oil Summit

The International Oil Summit, first held in October 2000 is a conference organized each year in Paris by IFP Energies Nouvelles, the energy weekly Pétrostratégies, and IFP Training ...
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IEF Lecture - BP Energy Outlook 2035

Mark Finley, General Manager, Global Energy Markets, and US Economics, BP, presented the fourth annual edition of the Outlook, which for the first time t sets out BP’s view of the most likely developments in global energy markets further beyond 2030 to 2035, based on up-to-date analysis. ...
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World Energy China Outlook

Mr Xiaojie Xu presented findings from the recently published “World Energy China Outlook” to diplomats, businessmen and experts at IEF Headquarters in Riyadh on 12 March 2014. ...
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G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group

IEF Secretary General, Aldo Flores and Director | Energy Dialogue, Zack Henry joined senior energy, foreign affairs and finance officials from G20 member countries as they met in Melbourne from 10-12 February for the first G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group (ESWG) meetings of 2014. ...
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Fourth IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks

The IEA, IEF and OPEC held the Fourth Symposium on Energy Outlooks on 22 January 2014 at the IEF Headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Symposium will facilitate the sharing of insights and the exchange of views about energy market trends and short- medium- and long-term energy outlooks. ...
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Third World Energy Policy Summit

IEF Secretary General, Aldo Flores-Quiroga delivered a special address in the opening session of the programme at the Third World Energy Policy Summit in New Delhi. Dr Flores also participated in two "Big Debate" panels addressing Energy Geopolitics and Geo Economics and the Future of Fossil Fuels. ...
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The Gulf Intelligence Oman Energy Forum

Secretary General Aldo Flores was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the inaugural Gulf Intelligence Oman Energy Forum "Building Producer-Consumer Partnerships for the Post Easy Oil Era". ...
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An Update on the Joint Organisations Data Initiative

The IEF and JODI prepared a report on the Joint Organisations Data Initiative to be delivered to the G20 Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors. The report was created after a request in Section 91 of the September 2013 G20 Leaders' Declaration. ...
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5th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable

The 5th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable will be held in Seoul, 11-13 September 2013. The Roundtable on "Limited Energy, Unlimited Asia and Growing together" is hosted by Korea and Co-hosted by Qatar. ...
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2nd LNG Producer-Consumer Conference

Gathering producers and consumers of LNG from around the world, this event, now in its second year allowed a free-flowing exchange of views on the opportunities and challenges for the evolving global energy LNG market. Dr Flores took the opportunity to offer the IEF’s global perspective to this predominantly Asian gathering, and also conveyed some of the key learnings from the event to IEF Ministers participating in the 5th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable which took place in Seoul Korea later in the same week. ...
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3rd IEF NOC-IOC Forum

IEF Ministers have welcomed the notion that cooperation between NOCs and IOCs holds significant potential to address key challenges facing the industry, to promote global energy dialogue and enhance global energy security. The IEF NOC-IOC Forum is recognised by industry leaders as an important platform for industry to discuss the dynamic business environment and its impact on stakeholder relationships. ...
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3rd Gas Data Transparency Conference

The Conference assessed progress made since the establishment of JODI-Gas as a permanent global data transparency initiative (an outcome linked to the Second Gas Data Transparency Conference held in Doha, 22-23 May 2012), and reviewed findings from the on-going beta testing of the JODI-Gas database, which was launched in January of this year. Around 70 countries representing roughly 80% of global natural gas supply and demand are currently submitting data on a monthly basis. The agenda at the Third Gas Data Transparency Conference also involved an expert review of the final draft of the JODI-Gas Training Manual, and establishing a timeline towards the public launch the JODI-Gas database later this year. ...
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Shell's "New Lens Scenarios"

Shell’s New Lens Scenarios explore how economic, political and social forces might shape the global energy system and environment over the 21st century. The scenarios help bring our volatile world into sharper focus as we consider two possible versions of the future. One scenario called Mountains sees stronger political influence and cleaner-burning natural gas becoming the most important energy source with early action to limit carbon dioxide emissions. The other called Oceans sees stronger market forces and solar becoming the dominant energy source by about 2070, but with slower action to address climate change. The scenarios highlight areas of public policy likely to have the greatest influence on the development of a cleaner and greener energy system. ...
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BP's "Energy Outlook 2030"

Over the past 50 years, the BP Energy Outlook has provided high-quality, objective and globally consistent data on world energy markets. The Outlook is one of the most widely respected and authoritative publications in the field of energy economics and is used for reference by the media, academia, world governments and energy companies. It identifies long-term energy trends, building on the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, and then develops projections for world energy markets to 2030, taking account of the potential evolution of the world economy, policy, and technology. ...
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Chinese Center for Contemporary World Studies

A lecture on China's energy consumption structure and new energy revolution was presented by Dr. Lu Jing, Deputy Director-General, Policy Planning, Chinese Center for Contemporary World Studies on Monday, 15 April at 11:00 a.m. ...
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Norway on the Global Energy Scene

A lecture entitled “Norway on the Global Energy Scene”, was presented by H.E. OLA BORTEN MOE, Minister of Petroleum and Energy of Norway, on Sunday, 14 April 2013 at 11:30 a.m. ...
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CEARE

IEF Secretary General Dr Aldo Flores-Quiroga gave a presentation on the oil market and dialogue for global energy security. ...
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ARPEL

IEF Secretary General Dr Aldo Flores-Quiroga gave a presentation on the oil market and dialogue for global energy security. ...
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IEF Thought-Leaders Roundtable on "The process of price formation in oil and gas markets: the role of organised exchanges and price reporting agencies (PRAs)"

The process through which world oil and gas prices are determined has evolved over the last few decades towards greater decentralisation and a closer interaction between physical and financial markets. An increasing number of actors participate in the daily matching of supply and demand bids. To the extent that this process is efficient, it helps in the discovery of the true value of the last unit of oil or gas traded, sending important signals for the allocation of resources linked to production and consumption alike. But if the process is inefficient, whereby actual observed prices fail to reflect fully the interplay of demand and supply forces, it can lead to a misallocation of resources with related costs to society and global energy security. ...
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Third IEA-IEF-OPEC Workshop on Physical and Financial Markets

Given the dual role that crude oil now plays as both a physical commodity and a financial asset, the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) recognized the need to improve understanding of the interlinkages between the physical and financial markets for energy, and agreed to jointly hold workshops on energy market functioning and meetings of energy regulators. ...
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IP Week

IEF Secretary General Dr Aldo Flores-Quiroga gave a presentation on dialogue for global energy security. ...
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Third IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks

The IEA and OPEC regularly publish energy and oil outlooks covering the short-, medium- and long-term. In addition, on the occasion of the International Energy Forum, each organisation contributes by submitting a focused energy analysis to be presented to IEF Ministers ...
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Korean Energy Day

The Korean Energy Day was held at the IEF Headquarters on 5 December 2012 with the participation of the diplomatic Community in Riyadh, representatives of Saudi Government, the industry and experts from research institutions. The objective of holding a Country’s Energy Day is to offer IEF member countries a platform to showcase their energy policy and technology developments, share their experience and know-how, explore areas of cooperation with other member countries and to deliver key messages on energy related issues. In addition to lectures, such Energy Days serve to structure and enrich the global energy dialogue to the benefit of IEF member countries. ...
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Second World Energy Policy Summit

The Secretary General delivered the prime address at the Second World Energy Policy Summit in New Delhi, where he also participated in five panels covering various aspects of global oil and gas markets ...
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WEC Spanish Committee Annual Conference

The Secretary General was invited to address the annual meeting of the WEC Spanish Committee in Madrid, Spain. The over-arching theme of the meeting was "Facing Energy's Future Challenges: Global and European Approaches" ...
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33rd Annual Oil And Money Conference

At the 33rd Annual Oil and Money conference in London, the Secretary General discussed JODI and data transparency on a panel entitled "Ministerial Discussion on the Global Oil Market" ...
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JODI Internship

JODI Internships are held at its headquarters in Riyadh for officials from developing countries with direct responsibility for oil statistics. ...
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World Energy Council Executive Assembly

In Monte Carlo, the Secretary General addressed the Plenary Session of the World Energy Council’s Executive Assembly, where he introduced the IEF to a broader audience, sharing some thoughts on the IEF and its role as an interlocutor of the global energy conversation. ...
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IEF Thought-Leaders Roundtable on Gas

The gathering in Paris was the first in an ongoing series of “IEF Thought-Leader Roundtables” designed to elicit insights from elite conversations among small groups of industry experts, and then have the IEF share those insights with stakeholders worldwide. The IEF Roundtables were inspired by the realisation that the most valuable points one learns at large conferences and events are quite often picked up during coffee breaks or smaller scale interactions. Accordingly, through the IEF Roundtables we endeavor to distill the key findings from an “extended coffee break” and share those points with all actors in the global energy dialogue – with the ultimate objective of facilitating what we at the IEF call “decision-finding” at all levels. ...
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Unconventional Gas and its global implications

An IEF Lecture entitled “Unconventional Gas and its global implications“ will be presented at the IEF Headquarters by: Ceri Powell, Executive Vice President of Exploration for the Upstream, International organisation of Shell ...
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The 2nd Gulf Intelligence Energy Markets Forum

Secretary General Aldo Flores spoke at and participated in the 2nd Gulf Intelligence Energy Markets Forum in Dubai. The Forum Theme: "Rise of the East of Suez” considered the implications of the ongoing shift of the center of economic gravity from the Atlantic to the Pacific will have major implications on trade, finance, investment, energy consumption, corporate strategy and geopolitical developments ...
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5TH OPEC International Seminar

The OPEC International Seminar is now regarded as one of the premier events on the world energy calendar, bringing together Ministers from OPEC Member Countries and other oil-producing countries, heads of intergovernmental organizations, chief executives of national and international oil companies, other industry leaders, renowned academics, analysts and media. ...
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2nd Gas Data Transparency Conference

The 2nd Gas Data Transparency Conference assessed the availability of gas data, reviewed experiences of gas data collection at local, regional and international levels, and discussed the conditions to establish a monthly gas data mechanism as a global gas data transparency initiative. ...
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Briefing by Japan Cooperation Center Petroleum JCCP

IEF Secretary General, Aldo Flores received Mr. Junichi Kasuya and Mr. Yoshi Tanda (Planninng and Coordination Counselor and GM) of JCCP at IEF Headquarters to update them on IEF activities and to explore potential areas of mutual interest. ...
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13th International Oil Summit

Secretary General Aldo Flores-Quiroga delivered a keynote presentation to the 13th International Oil Summit presided over by former Algerian Energy Minister, Nordine Ait Laoussine, and inaugurated by French Minister of Industry Eric Besson. ...
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World Economic Forum, Puerto Vallarta

Secretary General Aldo Flores-Quiroga participated at the Energy Summit of the World Economic Forum on Latin America, held in Puerto Vallarta on 16-18 April. The Summit explored the main challenges and opportunities confronting the energy sector in the region. ...
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13th IEF and 5th IEBF Kuwait

The 13th IEF and 5th IEBF took place in Kuwait on 12-14 March, 2012. Algeria and the Netherlands supported Kuwait following their selection as co-hosting countries of this biennial gathering. ...
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2nd IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks

The International Energy Agency (IEA), International Energy Forum (IEF) and Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) jointly hosted the second Symposium on Energy Outlooks at IEF Headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 23-24 January, 2012. ...
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2nd IEA-IEF-OPEC Workshop on Physical and Financial Markets

The IEA, IEF and OPEC held their second workshop on "Interactions between physical and financial energy markets" in Vienna, Austria, on November 29th, 2011. This event is part of a wider joint programme of work agreed by the three organisations and endorsed by energy ministers at the 12th International Energy Forum (Cancun, March 2010) as part of the Cancun Declaration. ...
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A New Era in the Producer – Consumer Dialogue

IEF participation in the 15th IIES International Conference in Tehran, 1-2 November 2011. IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst participated in and spoke at the 15th IIES International Conference in Tehran, 1-2 November 2011. ...
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The IEF after the Charter

IEF participation in the 6th International Energy Week in Moscow, 24-25 October 2011. IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst participated in and spoke at the 6th International Energy Week in Moscow, 24-25 October 2011. ...
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8th International JODI Oil Conference

The Conference is a regular forum for interaction between the 7 JODI organisations and other stakeholders in the initiative. Critical feedback from users and the exchange of views that such events encourage are essential. ...
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Global Energy Dialogue

IEF participation in the VI KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum on 4-5 October 2011 in Astana. IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst participated in and spoke at the VI KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum on 4-5 October 2011 in Astana. ...
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The Producer-Consumer Dialogue

IEF participation in the 33rd Oxford Energy Seminar on 28 September 2011 in Oxford. IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst made a presentation at the 33rd Oxford Energy Seminar on 28 September 2011 in Oxford. ...
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Mitigating Energy Market Volatility

G20 Conference on Commodity Price Volatility, Istanbul, 12-13 September 2011 The IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst participated in and spoke at the G20 Conference on Commodity Price Volatility, Istanbul, 12-13 September 2011. ...
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The New Era of Global Energy Dialogue

World Energy Policy Summit in New Delhi on 6-7 September 2011 IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst made a presentation 'The New Era of Global Energy Dialogue' at the World Energy Policy Summit in New Delhi on 6-7 September 2011 ...
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Energy Efficiency Symposium

IEF Symposium on Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries 21-22 June 2011, Hotel Shangri-La, Jakarta, Indonesia. More details to follow... ...
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Oil Market Outlook

Oil Market Outlook “Oil Market Outlook” presented to the IEF International Support Group by Senior Energy Analyst, Nimat Al-Soof at their meeting in Amsterdam, 18 May 2011. ...
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ExxonMobil's Outlook for Energy: A View to 2030

By Rob Gardner, Manager, Economics & Energy Division, Corporate Strategic Planning Department, ExxonMobil IEF Lecture on on ExxonMobil’s “Outlook for Energy: A View to 2030” by by Rob Gardner, Manager, Economics & Energy Division, Corporate Strategic Planning Department, Saturday 14 May 2011. ...
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Energy Price Volatility

4th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable The IEF Secretariat participated in the 4th Asian Energy Ministerial Roundtable on “Sustainable Growth and Energy Interdependence” in Kuwait. IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst gave presentation in the session on Energy Price Volatility ...
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Asian Energy Outlook up to 2030

4th Asian Energy Ministerial Roundtable The IEF Secretariat participated in the 4th Asian Energy Ministerial Roundtable on “Sustainable Growth and Energy Interdependence” in Kuwait. IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst gave presentation in the session on the Asian Energy Outlook to 2030. ...
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Extraordinary IEF Ministerial Meeting

The historic Extraordinary IEF Ministerial Meeting on 22 February 2011 in Riyadh, under the patronage of the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, marked a new era of international energy cooperation. ...
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Mitigating Energy Market Volatility

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting The IEF Secretariat was invited to participate in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting, Commodities Session, on 18-19 February 2011, Paris. IEF Secretary General Noe van Hulst made a presentation to the G20 Ministers and Central Governors' Meeting ...
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Energy Supply, Demand and Dialogue

UNCTAD Global Commodities Forum, Geneva IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst participated as moderator and speaker in the UNCTAD Global Commodities Forum, 31 January-1 February 2011, Geneva ...
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IEA-IEF-OPEC Workshop

As part of areas of cooperation agreed between IEA, IEF and OPEC and included in the 12th IEF Cancun Ministerial Declaration, a workshop on energy markets and a forum on regulation - took place in London in November 2010. These are expert workshops. They are under the Chatham House Rule. ...
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The impact of Gulf of Mexico Oil spill on future offshore developments

By Mr. Ivan Sandrea, Vice President of Strategy for International Exploration and Production, Statoil IEF Lecture by Mr. Ivan Sandrea, Vice President of Strategy for International Exploration and Production, Statoil about “The impact of Gulf of Mexico Oil spill on future offshore developments” at the IEF Headquarters on Monday, 1 November 2010 ...
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Gas Data Transparency Conference

The Gas Data Transparency Conference was held in Moscow, Russian Federation on 26 October 2010. The purpose of the Conference was to discuss globalization of gas markets, their progressive liberalization and its impact on the availability of gas data, including data collected on a monthly basis. ...
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Energy Security Through Dialogue

IEF participation in the 5th International Energy Week in Moscow IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst participated in the 5th International Energy Week, Moscow, 25-27 October 2010. He gave a presentation on 25 October 2010. ...
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OPEC, IEF and the Producer-Consumer Dialogue

IEF participation in the International Energy Symposium on the occasion of OPEC 50th Anniversary in Riyadh IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst spoke at the International Energy Symposium on the occasion of OPEC 50th Anniversary in Riyadh, on 20 October 2010. ...
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Energy Security through Dialogue

IEF participation in the G20 Workshop on Energy Security in Riyadh, 17 October 2010. IEF secretary General Noé van Hulst gave a presentation at the G20 Workshop on Energy Security in Riyadh, on 17 October 2010. ...
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Global Energy Security and India's Energy Diplomacy

By His Excellency Talmiz Ahmad, Ambassador of India in Saudi Arabia IEF Lecture by His Excellency Talmiz Ahmad, Ambassador of India in Saudi Arabia on “Global Energy Security and India’s Energy Diplomacy” was held at the IEF Headquarter on 27 September 2010. Download the presentation Press Release ...
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2nd CCS Symposium

The IEF and the Global CCS Institute held a Second Symposium on CCS development and deployment, supported by the government of Algeria. ...
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The Global Dialogue in Oil and Gas

IEF Participation in Deloitte Oil & Gas Conference - Rotterdam IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst delivered a key note speech at Deloitte Oil and Gas Conference in Rotterdam, 27 May 2010 ...
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OFID's role in Development and Energy Access

By Mr. Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish, Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) The IEF held a lecture on 22 May 2010 “OFID's role in Development & Energy Access” which was presented by Mr. Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish, Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Vienna, Austria. Download the presentation ...
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Outlook for Energy: A View to 2030

By Mr. Rob Gardner, Manager, Economics & Energy Division, Corporate Strategic Planning Department, ExxonMobil Corporation The IEF held a lecture on 15 May 2010, ExxonMobil’s “Outlook for Energy: A View to 2030” was presented by Mr. Rob Gardner, Manager, Economics & Energy Division, Corporate Strategic Planning Department, ExxonMobil Corporation. Download the presentation ...
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The Global Dialogue after Cancun

IEF participation in the Ninth Arab Energy Conference in Doha, Qatar IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst participated and spoke at the Ninth Arab Energy Conference, Doha, Qatar, 9-12 May 2010 ...
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Key Results Cancun, 30-31 March 2010

IEF Participation in the LNG 16 Conference, Oran, Algeria The IEF Secretary General, Noé van Hulst, participated in the LNG 16 Conference in Oran, Algeria and delivered a Keynote Speech on 20 April 2010. ...
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12th IEF Ministerial 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. ...
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Solving the Energy and Climate Challenge Together

By Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy for the United States of America On 22 February 2010, Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy for the United States of America, visited the IEF headquarters in Riyadh and delivered a speech on the importance of “solving energy and climate issues together”. See the presentation Press release ...
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Biofuels Assessment Report

Assessment of Biofuels Potential and Limitations. A Report commissioned by the IEF, by Claude Mandil and Adnan Shihab-Eldin - February 2010 ...
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Energy Security Through Dialogue

IEF participated in the 14th IIES International Oil and Gas Conference in Tehran The IEF Secretary General, Noé van Hulst, participated and delivered keynote presentation at the 14th IIES International Oil and Gas Conference in Tehran, 18 January 2010. ...
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World Energy Outlook 2009

By Dr. Fatih Birol, IEA Chief Economist On Tuesday 12 January 2010 (10.00-11.30) Dr Fatih Birol, the well-known Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA), gave an IEF Lecture on the recently published “World Energy Outlook 2009” at the IEF headquarters. Download the presentations Press Release ...
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IEF Symposium on Energy Poverty

As response to Energy Ministers call as expressed at the 11th IEF Ministerial (Rome, April 2008), and stated by the two ad hoc Ministerial meetings (Jeddah, June 2008 and London, December 2008), the IEF organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy, South Africa a symposium to explore ways to help addressing energy poverty. ...
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Energy Security Through Dialogue: The role of the IEF

IEF participates in the 18th Annual Session of the United Nations Economic Commission of Europe The IEF Secretary General, Noé van Hulst, participated in the 18th Annual Session of the United Nations Economic Commission of Europe (UNECE) Committee of Sustainable Energy, 18-20 November 2009. He gave a presentation on the role of the IEF in global energy security on 19 November 2009. ...
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Presentation of the OPEC Oil Outlook and Challenges

By Dr. Hasan Qabazard, Director, Research Division, OPEC On Sunday, 8 November, Dr. Hasan Qabazard, Director, Research Division, OPEC visited the IEF headquarters and delivered a “Presentation of the OPEC Oil Outlook and Challenges”. Download the presentation Press release ...
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Energy Security through Dialogue

IEF participation in Deloitte seminar on Energy Predictions 2011 in Zurich IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst spoke at the Deloitte seminar on Energy Predictions 2011 in Zurich, on 12 October 2010. ...
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1st CCS Symposium

The IEF organized in cooperation with the Global CCS Institute (Australia) a symposium on the "Challenges and the way forward in accelerating CCS development and deployment, in particular in oil and gas producing countries". Hosted by The National Development Reform Council (NDRC – ERI) of the People’s Republic of China. ...
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Energy Security Through Dialogue The role of the IEF

Energy Security Through Dialogue: The Role of the IEF IEF Secretary General, Noe van Hulst, gave a presentation at Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations, The Hague, on 21 September 2009 on “Energy Security Through Dialogue: The Role of the IEF”. ...
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BP Statistical review

By Mr. Christof Ruehl, Chief Economist for global energy giant BP On 7 July Christof Ruehl, Chief Economist for global energy giant BP, visited the IEF headquarters and presented the recently released BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2009 to a full-house of press, industry and diplomatic corps. The report highlights the impact of the global economic crisis on world energy markets and illustrates a building overhang of spare-capacity in the oil sector, which will have a dampening effect on prices in the coming years according to BP. ...
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Unpacking Uncertainties

The Secretariat of the International Energy Forum (IEF) commissioned PFC Energy to complete a preliminary assessment of uncertainties impacting investment in the petroleum sector. PFC Energy has sought to disaggregate, or “unpack,” these uncertainties in order to allow for a clearer and more thorough examination of the various issues. ...
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7th International JODI Conference

The 7th International JODI Conference was held in Quito, Ecuador on 4-5 June 2009, to assess progress made since the 6th International JODI Conference that took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in November 2006 and discuss the future development of this unique global transparency initiative. ...
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Enhanced Producer-Consumer Co-operation: The road to the IEF 2010

3rd Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable Meeting in Tokyo The IEF Secretariat participated in the 3rd Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable Meeting on 25-27 April 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The IEF Secretary General, Noé van Hulst, gave a presentation in Session 3 on Enhanced Cooperation between Oil Producers and Consumers on 26 April 2009. ...
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IEF - Symposium

The International Energy Forum Secretariat held, under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Industry of Qatar, a symposium on tackling the human resource crunch in the petroleum industry. The symposium took place on 13-14 April 2009, in Doha, Qatar. ...
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Dialogue in Action

10th International Oil Summit in Paris The IEF Secretary General, Noe van Hulst, attended the Summit and delivered a presentation in the 1st Session on Coping with oil price fluctuations. ...
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Dialogue for Stability and Sustainability

4th OPEC International Seminar The IEF Secretary General, Noé van Hulst, participated in the Seminar and delivered a presentation on 18 March 2009 in Session One on Mapping the Future Energy Scene. ...
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Energy Security Through Dialogue

Roundtable at the Center of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington The Secretary General of the IEF, Noé van Hulst, made a presentation to a roundtable at the Center of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on 12 February 2009 in Washington ...
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10th IEF Lecture

On Sunday 25 January 2009, at the IEF Headquarters, Gertjan Lankhorst, CEO of Gasterra gave a speech on "The Hybrid European Gas Market and the Producer-Consumer Dialogue in Gas" Paolo Scaroni, CEO of ENI delivered (in absentia) a presentation entitled "The Outlook for the Global Oil Market and the Producer – Consumer Dialogue" Noe van Hulst, IEF Secretary General presented an overview of IEF activities entitled ‘Energy Security through Dialogue” ...
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The Outlook for the Oil and Gas Markets

By Mr. Gertjan Lankhorst and Mr. Paolo Scaroni, On Sunday 25 January 2009, at the IEF Headquarters, Gertjan Lankhorst, CEO of Gasterra gave a speech on “The Hybrid European Gas Market and the Producer-Consumer Dialogue in Gas” Paolo Scaroni, CEO of ENI delivered (in absentia) a presentation entitled “The Outlook for the Global Oil Market and the Producer – Consumer Dialogue” Noe van Hulst, IEF Secretary General presented an overview of IEF activities entitled ‘Energy Security through Dialogue” Press Realease was released ...
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IEF-IFP Technology Symposium

The International Energy Forum Secretariat held, in cooperation with IFP of France, a symposium on the role of technology in the petroleum sector in enhancing global energy security. The symposium took place on 15 December 2008 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. ...
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IEF - IGU First Ministerial Gas Forum

IEF – IGU First Ministerial Gas Forum, Vienna, Austria, 24 November 2008. The International Energy Forum and the International Gas Union organised an exclusive round-table discussion where invited Ministers and CEOs playing key roles. ...
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Energy Security and The Global Dialogue

3rd International Energy Week in Moscow Secretary General Noé van Hulst participated in the 3rd International Energy Week in Moscow, 22-24 October 2008 and made a presentation on 22 October 2008. ...
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The Jeddah Process: The Dialogue in Action?

By Mrs. Maria van der Hoeven, The Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs On Monday 13 October 2008, at the IEF Headquarters, Mrs. Maria van der Hoeven, The Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs gave a speech under the title: “The Jeddah Process: The Dialogue in Action?”. ...
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Energy Security and The Global Dialogue

NATO/UAE Seminar on The Middle East and Global Challenges, Abu Dhabi. Secretary General of the IEF, Noé van Hulst, participated in the Seminar organized by the NATO Parliamentary Assembly/Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group and the United Arab Emirates/Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs in Abu Dhabi, 8-9 October 2008. He gave a presentation on 8 October in Session II on The Energy Security Challenge. ...
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BP Statistical Review of World Energy June 2008

By Mark Finley, General Manager of Global Energy Markets for BP Mark Finley, General Manager of Global Energy Markets for BP, made presentation on BP Statistical Review of World Energy at the IEF Headquarters on Saturday, 5 July 2008. BP Statistical Review of World Energy June 2008 Presentation ...
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Global Efforts to Stabilize the International Oil Market

Jeddah Energy Meeting A presentation by IEF Secretary General, Noé van Hulst based on the joint-paper for the Jeddah Energy Meeting, prepared by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum (IEF), and the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ...
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The Role of The IEF Between Now and 2010

By H.E. Minister Malcolm Wicks, UK Minister of State for Energy H.E. Minister Malcolm Wicks, UK Minister of State for Energy, delivered a speech entitled “The Role of the IEF Between Now and 2010” at the IEF Headquarters on Saturday, 14 June 2008. ...
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Key Messages from the 11th IEF

IEF Ministerial in Rome, April 2008, in Middle East Economic Survey (MEES), vol. 51, No. 21, 26 May 2008 The Secretary General of the IEF, Noé van Hulst, published an article on the key messages from the IEF Ministerial in Rome, April 2008, in Middle East Economic Survey (MEES), vol. 51, No. 21, 26 May 2008. ...
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11th International Energy Forum

The 11th International Energy Forum was held in Rome from 20 to 22nd of April with the participation of Ministerial delegations from 74 countries. 13 International Organizations were represented. ...
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Energy Security For All

AFROLAC Meeting of Energy Ministers in Cancun IEF Secretary General Noé van Hulst attended the AFROLAC Meeting of Energy Ministers in Cancun on 3 April 2008. He also made a presentation on ‘energy security for all’ , focussing on the upcoming IEF Ministerial in Rome on 20-22 April 2008. ...
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Dialogue for Global Energy Security The Role of the IEF

Board of Executive Directors World Bank Group Washington, D.C. Energy and environment is centre-beam in the international political spotlight of our day. Energy security continues to top the political agenda for energy importing as well as exporting countries, for industrialized as well as developing economies. We are all “addicted” to energy. Because each and every country needs energy to reach its economic and social objectives. Energy also affects commercial and political relations between countries. It fuels the world economy. Production and consumption of energy impact the global environment. ...
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Dialogue for Global Energy Security - The Role of the IEF

Board of Executive Directors World Bank Group Washington, D.C. Energy and environment is centre-beam in the international political spotlight of our day. Energy security continues to top the political agenda for energy importing as well as exporting countries, for industrialized as well as developing economies. We are all “addicted” to energy. Because each and every country needs energy to reach its economic and social objectives. Energy also affects commercial and political relations between countries. It fuels the world economy. Production and consumption of energy impact the global environment. ...
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Welcoming Remarks - 5th IEF Energy Lecture

By Ambassador Arne Walther, Secretary General (2003-2007) It is a pleasure for me, on behalf of the IEF Secretariat, to welcome you to our Headquarters for the 5th IEF Energy Lecture. We are honoured to have with us today Mr. Guy Caruso, the Administrator of the EIA, the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy in the United States. He will share with us his “International Energy Outlook” at a time when energy security tops the political agenda worldwide and oil prices are constantly reaching new nominal highs. A time of many energy and environmental uncertainties. Mr. Caruso is a man worth listening to. What he says, and the figures published by the EIA every week, have immediate impact on oil prices. ...
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Dialogue for Global Energy Security

Second International Energy Week Main Session “Global Energy Security and Efficiency” Moscow, Russian Federation It is an honour and pleasure for me to address and co-chair with Minister Khristenko this inaugural session on “Global Energy Security and Efficiency” of the Second International Energy Week in Moscow. May I congratulate you on having established a major annual event in the mosaic of international activity that strengthens energy dialogue and co-operation for global energy security. You are providing a fruitful, recurring opportunity for governments, representatives of industry as well as academic and other energy experts to interact at a time of heightened energy security concern around the world. ...
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Global Dialogue to Meet the Global Energy Challenge

Ministerial Conference “Energy in a Changing World” UNESCO Headquarters Paris, France May I first commend H.E. Victor Khristenko, Minister of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation and H.E. Koichiro Matsuura, Director General of UNESCO, on convening this important Ministerial Conference at a time of heightened energy and environmental concern around the World. I am honoured to share some perspectives on “Energy in a Changing World” from the vantage point of the global dialogue at Ministerial level in the International Energy Forum.The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development held its 15th Session earlier this month. ...
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Global Dialogue for a Sustainable Energy Future

Fifteenth Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development High Level Segment UN Headquarters New York, USA We are celebrating at this 15th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development the 20th Anniversary of the report of World Commission on Environment and Development - “Our Common Future”. It highlighted among other things the importance of energy for sustainable economic and social development. It recommended that new mechanisms for encouraging dialogue between consumers and producers be explored. The informal dialogue among Ministers in the International Energy Forum dates back to a proposal by the Chair of the Commission, and Prime Minister of Norway, Dr. Brundtland following up that particular Commission recommendation. ...
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Focusing Asian Dimensions of Global Energy Security

Second Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable “Promoting Prosperity through Energy Interdependence and Co-operation” Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May I thank Their Excellencies Minister Al Naimi of Saudi Arabia, host country of the IEF Secretariat, and Minister Amari of Japan for convening this Second Asian Ministerial Roundtable at a very important point in time. When energy security continues to top the political agenda worldwide. For energy importing as well as exporting countries, for industrialized as well as developing economies. In Asia and elsewhere. ...
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Second Asian Ministerial Roundtable

The Second Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable was held in Riyadh on 2 May 2007 hosted by H.E. Ali I. Al-Naimi, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia and co-hosted by H.E. Akira Amari, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan. ...
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An Avenue of Dialogue for Global Energy Security

Eightieth International Oil Summit The New Challenges of the Oil Industry Institut francais du petrole,Petrostrategies, SPTEC Hotel Le Meridien Etoile Paris, France My “new avenue” in this first Oil Summit session on “New Co-operation Avenues” is the broadening and deepening of an existing one - producer-consumer dialogue. At a time, when Energy Security continues to top the political agenda worldwide. For energy importing as well as exporting countries, for industrialized as well as developing economies. Our time of heightened energy concern is also a time of uncertainties that are prompting some countries and groups of countries to re-think fundamental energy policies. ...
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Opening Remarks

Eighth Offshore Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition “The Mediterranean Dimension of Global Energy Security” Ravenna, Italy The 8th OMC has gathered Ministers and leaders of the petroleum industry at a time when Energy Security continues to top the political agenda worldwide. For energy importing as well as exporting countries, for industrialised as well as developing economies. Our time of heightened energy consciousness is also a time of uncertainties that are prompting some countries and groups of countries to re-think fundamental policies. ...
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Producer-Consumer Dialogue for Global Energy Security

China Oil and Gas Summit 2007 “Energizing the Future” Shangri-La Hotel Beijing,China Visiting China one can only be humble. Developments in your country are truly breathtaking. And they are not only of domestic Chinese interest and importance. T he way in which China chooses to meet challenges in economic development, energy security and safeguarding the environment will quite substantially influence the global scenario as well. China’s impressive economic growth is reflected in her rapidly increasing and record level imports of oil. Now the second largest importer of crude oil in the world, China’s oil imports are set to increase substantially in the years ahead, strongly affecting global markets. It should be no surprise that the world is watching and listening to China ...
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Norway: A Success Model In Energy

By Syed Rashid Husain, Vice-President of the Trading and Consulting House Al-Azzaz Est. Not long ago while in discussion with a senior Norwegian diplomat on the explosive regional situation and the then ongoing army operation in the energy- rich Balochistan province of Pakistan, I pointed out that many in the region believed that oil and energy assets have proven to be more of a curse than a blessing for the region, in which he quipped "but not in the case of Norway." And he had a point one could not dare negate.Norway, a small country not far from the North Pole with only 4.5 million inhabitants, holds a very interesting energy portfolio. ...
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The Joint Oil Data Initiative - An Achievement of the Producer-Consumer Dialogue

The Joint Oil Data Initiative Regional Training Workshop for Sub-Saharan African Countries Johannesburg, South Africa The Joint Oil Data Initiative is a concrete outcome of the producer-consumer dialogue. It is a response to the political call for the better data and more transparency that are so important for efforts to enhance global energy security. It is a pleasure for me, on behalf of the International Energy Forum and our partner organizations, to welcome you to this Regional JODI Training Workshop for Sub-Saharan African Countries, graciously hosted by the Government of South Africa. We are greatly honoured that H.E. Buyelwa Patience Sonjica, the Minister of Minerals and Energy of South Africa, has kindly consented to inaugurate the workshop. We are very much looking forward to her address. ...
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Welcoming Remarks - 3rd IEF Lecture

By Ambassador Arne Walther, Secretary General, IEF (2003-2007) It is a pleasure for me, on behalf of the IEF Secretariat and Embassy of Norway, to welcome you to our Secretariat Headquarters this evening. We are honoured to have with us the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Norwegian Parliament, H.E. Olav Akselsen, who will deliver the 3rd IEF Lecture. Mr. Akselsen and his delegation are in Riyadh on official visit at the invitation of H.E. Dr Bandar, the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Shoura. Mr. Akselsen has offered to share his perspectives on the links between foreign policy and energy policy at a point in time when energy security tops the political agenda worldwide. ...
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Foreign Policy - Energy Policy A Norwegian Perspective

By Olav Akselsen, M.P. Chairman, Foreign Relations Committee of the Norwegian Parliament It is pleasure to be back in Riyadh. My pleasure is very much more than the climatic comfort of leaving a cold and dark Norwegian winter to enjoy the warmth of the Saudi Sun. My pleasure is very political and personal. I have greatly appreciated the warm hospitality of the “Shoura”, the host of my official visit to Saudi Arabia, and have benefited greatly from discussions with Saudi colleagues and high-level representatives of the Kingdom. This is not an easy or delightful time in international politics. And it is a time of energy challenge and concern. ...
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The International Energy Forum

Luncheon for the “Diplomatic Roundtable Riyadh” IEF Secretariat Headquarters Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Thank you for visiting our Headquarters here in Riyadh. I am happy for this opportunity to introduce the Secretariat and the global political level dialogue between energy producing and consuming countries in the International Energy Forum, which it has been set up to support. From the vantage point of that global dialogue, I will suggest some of the energy challenges that we see head. And why deepened dialogue is important if we are to successfully meet those challenges. At a time of heightened energy consciousness and energy security concern around the world. ...
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Producer-Consumer Dialogue for Global Energy Security

First Global Energy Roundtable “Future Security of Energy Supply”Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt I am greatly honoured to present some perspectives on energy security to this important gathering of Ministers of Arab and other countries in a region of long-standing and increasing importance to global energy security. A region blessed with ample reserves of oil and natural gas. I will do so from the vantage point of the global producer-consumer dialogue at the level of Ministers in the International Energy Forum. The global dialogue on energy in the IEF transcends traditional political, economic and energy policy dividing lines in an ever-more interdependent world. ...
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The Joint Oil Data Initiative An Achievement of the Producer-Consumer Dialogue

Sixth International Conference of the Joint Oil Data Initiative “The JODI World Database One Year Later” Riyadh, Saudi Arabia It is a pleasure to welcome you all to this 6th International JODI Conference in Riyadh. I do so on behalf of the Secretariat of the International Energy Forum and our partners - the pioneers of JODI – the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC), the European Union through Eurostat, the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Latin-American Energy Organisation (OLADE), the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the United Nations through their Statistics Division. Together we cover the world. ...
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Producer-Consumer Dialogue after the St. Petersburg Summit

International Conference on “The Role of Governments and InternationalOrganisations in Promoting Energy Security” Palais d’Egmont Brussels, Belgium Let me first of all commend the Energy Charter Secretariat, the International Energy Agency and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe on convening a timely discussion on “The Role of Governments and International Organisations in Promoting Energy Security”. I am honoured to share some perspectives on the further development of the producer-consumer dialogue from the vantage point of the International Energy Forum in this opening session on “The International Energy Scene after the St. Petersburg Summit”. I will do so not only in light of the support to the IEF and dialogue expressed by the G8 Heads of Government in St. Petersburg. ...
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Global Dialogue for Sustainable Energy Security

“The Challenges of Energy and Democratic Leadership" Club de Madrid Annual Conference Opening Plenary Session Madrid, Spain As we meet, energy security concern tops the political agenda worldwide. And let us face it up-front. We are all “addicted to energy”. Not as an end in itself. But as a means. We need it to reach economic and social objectives in each and every country. Energy also affects commercial and political relations between countries. It fuels the world economy and impacts the environment. Energy influences international politics and international politics influence energy developments. Energy is a challenge for the industry set to harness it. And a challenge for the national and international political leadership that would govern it. ...
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Global Energy Security in a Multi-polar Energy World

The Organisation For Security and Co-Operation In Europe Special Meeting of the Permanent Council Hofburg Palace Vienna, Austria I am greatly honoured by your invitation to present the International Energy Forum and some perspectives on energy security to this Special Meeting of the Permanent Council. And it is always a personal pleasure to return to Vienna, where I served as Norway’s bilateral Ambassador to Austria as well as Ambassador to the UN Organisations up until end 2003. My perspectives will be global and I hope useful as a backdrop to the OSCE’s inter-regional and intra-regional scope of activity. ...
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Producer-Consumer Relations in a New Era

Third OPEC International Seminar “OPEC in a New Era: Challenges and Opportunities” Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria The splendour of the Hofburg reminds us of a time, almost 200 years ago, when the European powers of the day embarked on a New Political and Diplomatic Era. They established at their Congress of Vienna a new order for management of international affairs following years of military conflict and political volatility. That New Era lasted half a Century or so, double the time span of energy market outlooks that fuel discussions at international energy seminars of our day. The Regal Halls of the Hofburg call, I feel, for humility when embarking on the theme of “Producer –Consumer Relations in a New Era”.Heightened Energy Consciousness“Era” is a very big three-letter word. ...
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The Joint Oil Data Initiative - An Achievement of the Producer-Consumer Dialogue

Seventeenth Offshore Northern Seas Conference and Exhibition Presentation of the IEF and JODI Stavanger, Norway The Joint Oil Data Initiative, JODI for short, is increasingly being recognized as a unique international co-operative vehicle to more transparency and less volatility in the oil market. JODI can thus contribute to better predictability for investment decisions crucial to overall energy security. It is an achievement of the producer-consumer dialogue at political level in the International Energy Forum. G8 Heads of Government emphasized the importance of JODI in their St. Petersburg Plan of Action for Global Energy Security, adopted at the G8 Summit last month. The G8 plan of Action also underscored the importance of the producer-consumer dialogue in the International Energy Forum. ...
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Gas Goes Global in a Multi-polar Energy World

Twenty third World Gas Conference “Gas Goes Global - Buyers or Sellers Market” Amsterdam, The Netherlands Gas is going global at a time of heightened energy consciousness around the world. Energy security is at the top of the political agenda for energy importing as well as exporting countries, for industrialized as well as developing economies. National policies are being tuned to energy demands and uncertainties. And the policy tuning of one country to reduce its individual uncertainties can in itself create new energy uncertainties for others. ...
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Opening Remarks

Energy Policy Scenarios to 2050 World Energy Council – IEFS Joint Workshop Riyadh, Saudi Arabia The IEF Secretariat is honoured to host this regional presentation of the World Energy Council’s Energy Policy Scenarios to 2050. Hopefully some of us will still be alive and kicking at that point in time to see how accurate or inaccurate the Scenarios suggested today will prove to be. Whether these scenarios are good or bad, it is, I think, important to note the words of a German scientist who said that “trends and scenarios are not destiny, unless man chooses to make them so”. And we have sitting around this table senior Government energy officials, Ambassadors and other diplomats as well as representatives of industry and media, who have a measure of influence on future developments. ...
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The Role of the International Energy Forum

Fourth Joint OPEC – IEA Workshop “Global Oil Demand: Outlook and Uncertainties” Hosted by Ministry of Petroleum and Energy Oslo, Norway It is an honour for me to highlight the global, political level producer-consumer dialogue in the International Energy Forum at this 4th OPEC – IEA Workshop. “Global Oil Demand” is certainly a timely theme. At a time of heightened global energy consciousness, it is important that OPEC and IEA, the two major producer and consumer organizations, address the outlook for, and uncertainties related to, oil demand. Not only on their own, but also jointly, as today, with prominent experts from governments, industry and institutions. ...
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Co-Operation between Producers - The Role of the International Energy Forum

"Energy and Arab Co-Operation" Eightieth Arab Energy Conference Amman, The Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan At the Seventh Arab Energy Conference in Cairo four years ago, the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Ali Al-Naimi underscored the Kingdom’s long-standing interest in promoting dialogue between oil producing and oil consuming countries. He made reference to the proposal by then Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, now Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, to set up in Riyadh a permanent Secretariat for the International Energy Forum.That Royal vision has since been translated into reality. The establishment of the IEF Secretariat in December 2003 is a manifestation of international co-operative commitment. ...
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Global Dialogue on Energy

Fourteenth United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development High Level Segment The 10th International Energy Forum Ministerial was held in Doha, Qatar two weeks ago. 59 countries and six international organisations took part. Energy Ministers of both producing and consuming countries, including the major industrialized as well as developing countries, focused on energy security and the links between energy, environment and economic development. I am grateful for the opportunity to highlight some of their perspectives in our session today. Energy security concern is today at the top of the political agenda worldwide and not only for Energy Ministers. It is there because of its importance for economic and social development in each and every country. ...
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The Joint Oil Data Initiative - An Achievement of the Producer-Consumer Dialogue

Fourteenth United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development “The Joint Oil Data Initiative”IEFS-UNDESA Side event New York, USA This 14th UNCSD is putting a timely focus on energy. Energy is crucial for reaching the Millennium Development Goals. And energy security concern is today at the top of the political agenda world-wide. Energy is important for economic and social development in individual countries. Energy affects commercial and political relations between countries. Energy fuels the world economy and impacts the environment. Energy influences international politics and international politics influence energy developments. ...
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Tenth IEF Ministerial Meeting

Meeting of Ambassadors to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Saudi Arabia The 10th International Energy Forum Ministerial was held in Doha, Qatar on 22-24 April hosted by H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, the Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Industry of Qatar, and co-hosted by China and Italy. The theme of the Ministerial was “Energy Security”. 59 countries and six international organisations took part. For those of you who like to look for historical dimensions, I may say that never before in the history of human civilization have so many energy ministers been gathered at any one place at any one time. ...
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Introductory Remarks

International Energy Forum 10th Ministerial Meeting Doha, Qatar Let me thank our host H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, the Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Industry of Qatar, and co-hosts China and Italy, for their commitment and efforts since the 9th IEF in Amsterdam to making this anniversary Ministerial in Doha such an impressive platform for deepening the global energy dialogue. The IEF is a unique global gathering of Ministers across traditional political, economic and energy policy dividing lines and affiliations. What better venue to discuss the cluster of issues related to global energy security? At a time of heightened energy consciousness around the world. ...
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A Global Energy Policy Interrelationship - Achievements of the Producer-Consumer Dialogue

The 10th International Energy Forum is taking place at a time of heightened global energy consciousness. A unique gathering of energy Ministers across traditional political, economic and energy policy groupings and dividing lines in an ever-more interdependent world. You have focused on a cluster of issues related to energy security and the links between energy, environment and economic development. The IEF brings Ministers of energy producing and consuming countries, of industrialized and developing countries, together under one global umbrella. ...
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Global Energy Security IEF perspectives

Meeting of G-8 Energy Ministers Moscow, Russian Federation Let me thank the Russian Presidency for inviting the Secretariat of the International Energy Forum, a “New Kid on the Block” of international energy entities, for the first time to your G-8 deliberations. I am honoured to have this opportunity to present to your very important gathering some perspectives on the need for global dialogue to promote energy security in a world of increasing interdependencies. You are meeting at a time of heightened global energy consciousness. Oil prices remain high and volatile amid also other energy security concerns. ...
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Global Dialogue for Energy Security

International Conference on Energy Security in preparation for the G-8 Summit 2006 Moscow, Russian Federation Let me thank the Government of the Russian Federation for convening this timely International Conference on Energy Security in advance of the meeting of G-8 Energy Ministers later this week. I am honoured to present some perspectives on the need for global dialogue to promote energy security in a world of increasing interdependencies. G-8 Ministers will meet at a time of heightened global energy consciousness. Oil prices remain high and volatile amid also other energy security concerns. The G-8 Presidency of the Russian Federation is putting priority political focus on energy security. ...
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Horizons of Dialogue between Energy Producers and Consumers

King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies Riyadh, Saudi Arabia I am greatly honoured to have the opportunity this evening to speak on an issue of increasing international importance. An issue where the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is playing a leading role. Energy security is at the top of the international political agenda. Dialogue between energy producers and consumers has emerged as the order of the day. And Riyadh is a focal point of that global dialogue endeavour.A few months ago, on 19 November 2005, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud inaugurated the new headquarter premises of the Secretariat of the International Energy Forum generously provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia here in Riyadh. ...
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The New Asian Energy Identity

Ministerial Round Table on Cooperation between North and Central Asian Producers and Principal Asian Consumers regarding Stability, Security and Sustainabilityin the Asian Hydrocarbons EconomyNew Delhi, India Few would dismiss the vision that the 21st Century is Asia’s Century. I am confident that Ministers around this table certainly would not. Asian and international energy co-operation will be crucial for that vision. Energy developments will have wider economic and political consequence in your region. The impact of regional Asian energy developments will be global. Let me thank our host H.E. Minister Aiyar for convening this meeting and for so eloquently sharing his Asian Energy Vision with us. ...
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A Time for Global Energy Dialogue

Inauguration of IEFS Headquarters Meeting of Ministers and Executives of International Organisations and Companies Riyadh, Saudi Arabia The Secretariat of the International Energy Forum is greatly encouraged to see so many key participants on the global energy scene gathered here in Riyadh on occasion of the official inauguration of our new headquarters by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia. Your presence testifies to the importance and potential of the producer-consumer dialogue in the IEF at a time when oil prices and energy security are a major global concern. This is a time for global energy dialogue to promote energy security and address the links between energy, environment and economic development in an increasingly interdependent world. ...
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Global Dialogue for Sustainable Development of World Energy

Fifth Russian Oil and Gas Week “Sustainable Development of World Energy: Challenges of the Time” President Hotel Moscow, Russian Federation President Putin and the other G8 Heads of Government expressed concern about high and volatile oil prices in their statement on the Global Economy and Oil at the Gleneagles’ Summit this summer. They emphasized the importance of the global dialogue on energy between Ministers of oil producing and oil consuming countries in the International Energy Forum. The G8 Heads of Government underscored the need for investments in energy infrastructure as well as the need for increased transparency and reliable data on oil supply, demand and stocks. ...
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A Time for Africa in the Global Energy Dialogue

African Energy Ministers’Caucus Meeting Johannesburg, South Africa Oil prices are in the headlines. They have been there for some time now. Energy security is again high on the political agenda. Government leaders are concerned. Oil importing, industrialised countries warn of the detrimental impact that high oil prices have on their individual economies and on the world economy. Oil-importing developing countries suffer even more than before from increasing oil import bills. Oil-exporting countries are producing what they can to help bring prices down. And making good money doing so. ...
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Memorandum of Understanding

The Energy and Resources Institute and and the International Energy Forum Secretariat MoU Signing Ceremony Habitat Centre New Delhi, India. It is a pleasure being back in Delhi to sign with Dr. Pachauri a Memorandum of Understanding on co-operation between the Secretariat of the International Energy Forum and The Energy and Resources Institute. We are honoured to do this in the presence of the Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas of India, Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar. With this MoU, we are joining hands in our mutual endeavours to promote sustainable global energy development. We will put special focus on issues and activities related to energy security, efficient energy use and links between energy, environment and economic development. ...
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Global Energy Security - A Shared Responsibility

Energy Security Forum United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Palais des Nations Geneva, Switzerland The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe is putting timely focus on the Caspian Region at this High-Level Energy Security Forum. Caspian energy goes to the core of the broader focus that the UNECE is putting on the Eurasian Space this week at the 14th Annual Session of its Committee on Sustainable Energy. Caspian and wider Eurasian developments are assuming increasing importance in the global energy security context. I am happy for this opportunity to present the International Energy Forum and its endeavours to promote global dialogue on energy. ...
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Dialogues within the Dialogue

EuroGulf Energy Forum Inaugural Ministerial Session Kuwait City Two days after tomorrow, it will be exactly one year since the First EuroGulf Workshop was held in Riyadh. It was hosted by a newly established International Energy Forum Secretariat. It was the first external co-operative activity that we engaged in. I underscored then, from my IEF global energy dialogue perspective, the importance that must be attached also to inter-regional dialogue, such as yours between the European Union and the Gulf Co-operation Council, as part of the global dialogue. I am happy to be back with you a year later. ...
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The International Energy Forum and the Producer-Consumer Dialogue

The Second African Petroleum Conference African Petroleum Producers’ Association (APPA) “The African Hydrocarbons Industry: Facing the Challenges of Sustainable Development” Algiers, Algeria As we meet, oil prices are in the headlines. Energy security is again high on the political agenda. Government leaders are concerned. Oil importing, industrialized countries warn of the detrimental impact that high oil prices have on their individual economies and on the world economy. Oil-importing developing countries suffer even more than before from increasing oil import bills. Oil-exporting countries are producing what they can to help bring prices down. And making good money doing so. Surging demand in Asia, economic recovery, refinery bottlenecks as well as terrorist attacks and political uncertainties are driving factors behind the higher oil prices that we have today. ...
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The Global Producer-Consumer Dialogue on Energy, the Contribution of the International Energy Forum

The Diplomatic Academy of Austria with the Ministry for Economic Affairs of Austria, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs, and the United Nations Association of Austria, Vienna, Austria Oil prices are in the headlines. Energy security is again high on the political agenda. Government leaders are concerned. Oil importing, industrialized countries warn of the detrimental impact that high oil prices have on their individual economies and on the world economy. Oil-importing developing countries suffer even more than before from increasing oil import bills. Oil-exporting countries are producing what they can to help bring prices down. And making good money doing so. Surging demand in Asia, economic recovery, refinery bottlenecks as well as terrorist attacks and political uncertainties are driving factors behind the higher oil prices that we have today. ...
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A Time for Global Energy Dialogue

National Defense University Washington D.C., USA Oil prices are back in the headlines. At an all-time high in nominal terms. Energy security is again high on the political agenda. Government leaders are concerned. Oil importing, industrialized countries warn of the detrimental effects that high oil prices have on the world economy. Oil-importing developing countries suffer even more than before from increasing oil import bills. Oil-exporting countries are producing what they can to help bring prices down. And making good money doing do. Surging demand in Asia, economic recovery, refinery bottlenecks as well as terrorist attacks and political uncertainties are driving factors behind the high oil prices that we have today. ...
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Eurasia in the Global Energy Dialogue

Fourth Russia Oil and Gas Week Joint Roundtable with the International Energy Forum Secretariat Marriott Grand Hotel, Moscow The International Energy Forum Secretariat takes pride in co-chairing this roundtable session on “Energy Co-operation in Eastern Eurasia and Asia-Pacific Region”. Eurasian is important not only for energy developments worldwide, but also in the wider economic and geo-political context. I am eager at this roundtable to learn from your Eurasian energy experience and perspectives. To understand better the challenges that you see. And how you propose to meet them. But first a few introductory remarks from my perspective, which is global. The International Energy Forum is the venue for informal dialogue between energy producing and consuming countries at the level of Ministers. ...
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A Time for Global Energy Dialogue

Fourth Russian Oil and Gas Week Marriot Moscow Grand Hotel Moscow, Russian Federation Oil markets and energy security remain in the headlines. Political leaders are concerned. Oil importing, industrialized countries warn of the detrimental effects that high oil prices have on the world economy. Oil-importing developing countries suffer even more from increasing oil import bills. Oil-exporting countries are producing what they can to help bring prices down. Surging demand in Asia, economic recovery, refinery bottlenecks as well as terrorist attacks and political uncertainties are driving factors behind the higher level of oil prices. If this shorter-term perspective is challenging, the longer-term scenario is even more daunting. ...
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The International Energy Forum Secretariat: Moving Forward With JODI

Fifteenth International JODI Conference “Towards the release of the JODI World Data Base” Bali Indonesia Oil markets and energy security are again in the headlines. Political leaders in oil-importing, industrialized countries warn of the detrimental effects that high oil prices have on the world economy. Oil-importing developing countries suffer from increasing oil import bills. Oil-exporting countries are producing what they can to help bring prices down. Surging demand in Asia, economic recovery, refinery bottlenecks as well as terrorist attacks and political uncertainties in the Middle East are seen as driving factors behind the higher level of oil prices. ...
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Co-Operation between Producers and Consumers - The Role of the International Energy Forum

OPEC International Seminar “Petroleum in an Interdependent World” Intercontinental Hotel Vienna, Austria We live in an interdependent world. Interdependence among nations across geographical borders. Interdependence across political, cultural and economic dividing lines. It is there for all to see and feel. And it is here to stay. Interdependence is a mantra of our day and age.It is difficult to imagine an area, where nations are more interdependent than in the confluence of energy, environment and economic development. It is good that nations realise their growing interdependence. It is even better when they acknowledge this in public statements. And it is best when they join hands and do something about it. ...
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The International Energy Forum and the Producer-Consumer Dialogue

Offshore Northern Seas Conference and Exhibition international Press Briefing Stavanger, Norway I would like to present a "New Kid on the Global Energy Block". An international secretariat headquartered in Saudi Arabia. Its mission to facilitate and promote on a continuous basis the informal global energy dialogue at the level Ministers that takes place in the International Energy Forum. This political level dialogue stems back to an initiative by Norway's then Prime Minister Dr. Brundtland in the late 1980's. IEF ministerial meetings have focused on security of energy supply and demand, as well as on the links between energy, environment and economic development. Amsterdam Ministerial The 9th IEF Ministerial took place in Amsterdam 22-24 May. ...
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The International Energy Forum and the Producer-Consumer Dialogue

International Energy Forum Secretariat Observatoire Mediteraneen de l'Energie Joint Workshop on the Producer-Consumer Dialogue Ankara, Turkey Oil markets and energy security are again in the headlines. Political leaders in the oil-importing, industrialized countries warn of the detrimental effects that high oil prices have on the world economy. Oil-importing developing countries add their plight in devastating oil import bills. OPEC has responded to calls to increase official production quotas to help bring prices down. Experts refer to surging demand in Asia, economic recovery in the US, refinery bottlenecks especially in the US as well as terrorist attacks and political uncertainties in the Middle East as driving factors behind the higher level of oil prices we have had. Clearly, this is a time for producer-consumer dialogue. ...
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The International Energy Forum and the Producer-Consumer Dialogue

Fifth International Oil Summit Institut Francais du Petrole, Petrostrategies, SPTEC Hotel Le Meridien Etoile Paris, France Oil has again been in the headlines the last few days. Not only because of the suicide boat attack on the Basra terminal. We have also read the warning over rises in oil prices from the Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Mr Greenspan. The Deputy Energy Secretary of the US added his voice advising OPEC to increase production. The President of OPEC said that the organisation is considering to increase the USD 22-28 price band established four years ago, while the Energy Minister of Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, confirmed his country's commitment to the current band. ...
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The Producer-Consumer Dialogue and Energy Security

China-Montreux Energy Roundtable "China's Energy Future: Investing for Growth, Sustainability and Security" Beijing, China Developments in China are breathtaking. And they are not only of domestic Chinese interest and importance. The way in which China chooses to meet challenges in economic development, energy security and safeguarding the environment will truly influence global developments as well. A topical case in point is how China's impressive economic growth is reflected in her rapidly increasing and record level imports of oil. China is now the second largest importer of crude oil in the world. China's oil imports are set to increase substantially in the years ahead strongly affecting global markets. The world is watching and listening to China. ...
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Eurogulf Energy Workshop Opening remarks

Eurogulf Energy Workshop, Riyadh On behalf of the International Energy Forum Secretariat (IEFS), it is a pleasure and honour for me to welcome you to this first Eurogulf energy workshop. This is also the first workshop that the new Secretariat for the International Energy Forum, which was established here in Riyadh last December, is hosting. We wish the participants in the EUROGULF research project on EU-GCC energy relations every success. We hope that you in your deliberations at this and follow-on meetings succeed in your objective to develop new ideas for better co-operation in oil and natural gas affairs between your two important regional groupings ...
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Producer-Consumer Relations: The Way Forward, a Brainstorming

International Energy Agency Seventh Meeting of Experts from Energy Exporting and Importing Countries Bangkok, Thailand Let me commend the IEA Secretariat on organising yet another successful meeting of experts from energy exporting and importing countries. And add a word of gratitude to the Royal Government of Thailand for their co-operation and support. IEA experts' meetings have played an important role in efforts to enhance what is a necessary global dialogue on energy. Addressing topical energy issues from the academic, technical and policy development perspectives, these meetings at experts' level give input to the political level discussions in the International Energy Forum. ...
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Joining Hands: Common Goals and Partnerships across Borders Valedictory Session

Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2004"Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Addressing the WEHAB Agenda", New Delhi, India I am happy to be back to yet another very successful Delhi Summit on Sustainable Development. Being here gives a unique perspective on sustainable development. Not only because India is facing within her borders most of the challenges that have been addressed, but also because developments in this country will increasingly impact the global scenario. Let me thank Dr Pachauri and his staff at TERI for their impressive contribution to keeping the challenges of sustainable development alive and kickng on the international agenda. ...
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The Evolving Roles of International Organisations and the Private Sector in Energy Security and Stability

Windsor Energy Group Annual Retreat "Emerging Threats to Energy Security and Stability", Windsor Castle, Windsor, UK I am happy to be back at Windsor Castle for another retreat in good company to discuss energy issues of mutual concern and to benefit from the knowledge, experience and wisdom represented in this room. And I am honoured to lead off our roundtable discussion on the "Evolving Roles of International Organisations and the Private Sector in Energy Security and Stability". My intention is to do so from the perspective of my new job. This gives me a welcomed, early opportunity to briefly present the International Energy Forum and say a few words on the producer-consumer dialogue. ...
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