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7th IEF-IGU Ministerial Gas Forum

Hosted by the Government of Malaysia under the theme "Towards Recovery and Shared Prosperity: Natural Gas Opportunities for a Sustainable World" the 7th IEF-IGU Ministerial Gas Forum will take place on 3 December 2020 from Kuala Lumpur. ...
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BRICS Russia 2020 Energy Research Cooperation Platform

Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum was invited as a special guest to the BRICS Energy Research Cooperation Platform that the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation hosted on a semi-virtual platform on 15 October 2020 from Moscow. ...
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IEF-KAPSARC Meeting on open and transparent energy data ecosystems, policy scenario models, and tools

The Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), Joseph McMonigle and the President of King Abdullah Petroleum Study and Research Center (KAPSARC), Adam Sieminski, hosted a joint virtual meeting to discuss open and transparent energy data ecosystems, policy scenario models and tools on 5 October 2020. The webinar focused on the collaborative efforts by the IEF and KAPSARC to enhance national and regional energy data transparency and highlighted the compilation of the energy balance of Saudi Arabia as a case study. ...
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Energy Security Focus of G20 Energy Ministers Meeting

Hosted by the G20 Presidency of Saudi Arabia dedicated to Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All, IEF Secretary General, Joseph McMonigle joined Energy Ministers of G20 nations and invited countries alongside Heads of International Organisations at the G20 Energy Ministers Meeting that convened virtually under the Chairmanship of HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz ...
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Asian Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) Annual Conference

The Secretary General of the International Energy Forum, Joseph McMonigle, participated in the Asian Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) Annual Conference and Advisory Board Meeting and Joint Symposium along with the Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ) that convened virtually on 11 September 2020 in Tokyo, Japan ...
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Gastech Virtual Summit

Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum, delivered a key note address at the Gastech Virtual Summit on 8 September highlighting the importance of producer-consumer collaboration in expediting natural gas market recovery ...
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IEF Welcomes New Secretary General

The International Energy Forum (IEF) today welcomed Joseph McMonigle of the United States as its new Secretary General. Mr. McMonigle begins his four-year term on July 1 as the IEF’s fifth Secretary General and the first US citizen to hold the position. ...
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Extraordinary Virtual G20 Energy Ministers Meeting

In response to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on global energy markets, an Extraordinary Virtual Meeting of G20 Energy Ministers was held under the Chairmanship of HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. The International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum, (IEF) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) took part, alongside the Islamic Development (IDB), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank (WB). ...
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G20 Workshop on Enhancing Energy Market Stability and Security, and 1st G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group

Hosted by the G20 Presidency of Saudi Arabia dedicated to Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All, the International Energy Forum (IEF) Secretariat presented IEF dialogue insights in the opening plenary session of the G20 Workshop on Enhancing Energy Market Stability and Security on 5 March 2020, and in three subsequent parallel sessions of the 1st G20 session of the Energy Sustainability Working Group that took place on 7 and 8 March 2020 in Riyadh. ...
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10th Anniversary Session of the IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks

The 10th Anniversary IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks took place on 19 February 2019 at the IEF Headquarters in Riyadh in collaboration with the IEA, and OPEC. Senior government and industry representatives from producing and consuming countries met alongside distinguished energy sector analysts to discuss energy outlooks and enhance dialogue on global energy security, energy market transparency, and orderly energy transitions ...
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4th IEF-EU Energy Day: The Green New Deal and Circular Economy

The Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), Dr Sun Xiansheng, and the Ambassador of the European Union to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, HE Michele Cervone d’Urso, co-hosted the Fourth IEF-EU Energy Day on 18 February 2020 at the IEF Headquarters in Riyadh ...
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IEF Lecture: International Gas Union - The State of the Industry Global Gas Report 2019

Dr Sun Xiansheng, IEF Secretary General, welcomed Mr Joe M Kang, President of the International Gas Union on 8 January, 2020 at the IEF headquarters to present his organisation’s views on the state of the global gas market. Entitled “The State of the Industry Global Gas Report 2019,” the presentation discussed IGU’s perspectives on the growth of natural gas and future prospects. ...
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IEF Lecture: Chinese Perspectives on Global Energy Security

The Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development (RIPED) of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) offers unique insights that enrich the global energy dialogue with Chinese perspectives on global energy trade, investment trends, and their impacts on global energy security. Dr Sun Xiansheng, IEF Secretary General, welcomed Dr Mu Longxin, Vice President of RIPED, to present the Institute’s views on global oil and gas market developments along with oil and gas exploration and development initiatives. ...
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2nd GECF International Gas Seminar

Dr Sun Xiansheng, IEF Secretary General, participated as a guest of honour and delivered a keynote address during the 2nd GECF International Gas Seminar held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea ...
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JODI Information Session

A JODI-Gas Information Session as a part of the JODI Information Seminar series was held on 26 November 2019 on the sidelines of the GECF International Gas Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The Seminar was opened by HE Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF); HE Gabriel Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea; and HE Yury P. Sentyurin, Secretary General of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF). ...
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14th International JODI Conference

Hosted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Egypt, the Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) Partners organised the 14th International JODI Conference (IJC14) in Cairo, Egypt on 20 – 21 October 2019. HE Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources opened the conference along with HE Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF). From its founding at the 7th IEF Ministerial in Saudi Arabia in 2000, JODI has consistently delivered on calls for “improved and timely access to energy data for market assessment and transparency” in line with requests from ministers. ...
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IEF Lecture: Global Energy Transformation: A Pathway to Sustainability based on Renewables

Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), welcomed Mr Francesco La Camera, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on 16 October at the IEF Headquarters in Riyadh. Mr Francesco La Camera presented IRENA’s perspectives on the global energy transformation outlining a pathway to sustainability based on renewables. ...
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IEF Lecture: ExxonMobil’s 2019 Outlook for Energy: A perspective to 2040

The IEF welcomed Chris Birdsall, Manager of the Economics & Energy Division of ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Planning Department to contribute to the IEF lecture series at its Riyadh headquarters on 6 October 2019. Mr Birdsall presented the 2019 Outlook for Energy: A perspective to 2040 which provides ExxonMobil’s perspective on energy demand and supply through to 2040, together with Ms Irene C. Chang, Industry Outlooks Manager Strategy & Portfolio Management of ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development Company, who focused on global gas market trends over the projection period. ...
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Global Forum on Energy Security

Mr. Aurangzeb Qureshi, IEF Energy Analyst, represented Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General, International Energy Forum, at the Global Forum on Energy Security. The annual event is co-hosted by the Institute of Quantitative and Technical Economics (IQTE) at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS), and the United States Energy Security Council (USESC) and was held in Beijing on 17-18 September 2019. ...
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