News ID: 317899
Published: 0309 GMT November 14, 2021

GECF ministerial meeting to be held Tuesday

GECF ministerial meeting to be held Tuesday

The 23rd Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) will be held via a videoconference on Tuesday.

At the meeting, the ministers of the GECF member states will select the secretary general of the forum from five candidates, Shana reported.

Five countries namely Iran, Algeria, Trinidad and Tobago, Libya and Nigeria have nominated their representatives to be selected as GECF secretary general.

Issues related to the gas industry and related areas including economic and energy sustainability will be among the issues to be discussed during the meeting.

GECF member states account for 44% of world gas production, 67% of world gas reserves, 64% of pipeline transportation and 66% of liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade.

Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and the UAE are the 12 main members of the GECF while the Netherlands, Norway, Iraq, Oman, Peru and Azerbaijan hold the observer state of the forum.

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