Adeli, GECF Secretary General, had an interview with Shana prior to the body’s
October 4 meeting in Moscow regarding the group’s chief agendas in the upcoming
official said picking his successor will be top on the forum’s agenda in the
members will review the latest gas market developments and exchange market data
with each other, he said.
and endorsement of the body’s 5-year plan, offered by the secretariat, will
also be on the meeting’s agenda, Adeli added.
two serious candidates have nominated for the post from Russia and Libya who have
been interviewed by the forum’s executive council and are being prepared for
interviews with member countries’ ministers.
any new members will be added to the body, Mr. Adeli said he had encouraged
Peru and Azerbaijan to join the group and also had talks with Angola, Australia,
Mozambique, Tanzania and Turkmenistan for joining the group.
think a number of the mentioned countries will join GECF provided that the
talks will be followed up on [by my successor].”
energy ministers of members of the forum who account for 44% of the world's
natural gas output, 67% of gas reserves, 64% of gas delivered through pipeline
and 66% of LNG trade in the world, will meet in Moscow on October 4 for the
secretary general will officially start his work in January 2018.
4 years in his post as GECF Secretary General, Mohammad Hossein Adeli,
displayed an outstanding performance by providing the complete global gas
econometric model, joining the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI),
increasing the number of GECF members, forming a new organ in GECF called the
Technical and Economic Council (TEC), holding monthly seminars at GECF
headquarters, performing structural changes to the GECF secretariat, etc.
institutionalized relations with leading energy bodies of the world including
the International Energy Agency, the International Energy Forum, the International
Gas Union, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), EARIA,
and OLADE is among other achievements of Mr. Adeli during his 4-year tenure.
Mr. Adeli pursued formation of a data and statistics council and the data and statistics
administration and data center at GECF headquarters. He also added the
environment unit to the GECF organizational structure.
also set out the long-term GECF strategy which was endorsed by the members at
the body's 17th meeting in Tehran.
Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is an international governmental organization
which provides the framework for exchanging experience and information among
Member Countries. GECF is a gathering of the world’s leading gas producers and
was set up as international governmental organization with the objective to
increase the level of coordination and strengthen the collaboration among
also seeks to build a mechanism for a more meaningful dialogue between gas
producers and gas consumers for the sake of stability and security of supply
and demand in global natural gas markets.
accordance with the GECF Statute, the organization is aiming to support the
sovereign rights of its Members over their natural gas resources and their abilities
to develop, preserve and use such resources for the benefit of their peoples,
through the exchange of experience, views, information and coordination in