OPEC bulletin 3–4/17
in 2016 provided by the IEF-RFF Introductory Background
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s
Minister of Oil, chaired Session II on industry views on
short-, medium-, and long-term energy outlooks, while
Mohamed Zayed Awad Mousa, Sudan’s Minister of
Petroleum, chaired the final session on transportation.
To help place discussions in the context of global
sustainable development goals and Paris Agreement
pledges to limit global warming within agreed thresholds,
Shamshad Akhtar, Under Secretary General of the United
Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and
Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), deliv-
ered a special address via her designated representative.
The Seventh Symposium on Energy Outlooks is part
of a wider trilateral work programme undertaken by the
IEA, IEF and OPEC in recognition of the mandates from
the IEF Energy Ministers and G20 countries.
The underlying principle of the symposium is to
improve transparency and facilitate comparability among
the various outlook scenarios, as well as help advance
a data-driven and well-informed producer-consumer
In addition to the Joint Symposium on Energy
Outlooks, the joint collaboration involves High-Level
Workshops on Physical and Financial Energy Market
Interactions and Gas and Coal Market Outlooks.
“... the IEA is committed to continued collaboration
aimed at providing transparency on the model
assumptions, underlying the energy outlooks and
looks forward to continued discussions with the
other partners and stakeholders on the implications
of the different scenarios.”
— Ben Naceur
“... none of us has a crystal ball, and no one can
predict the future. With this in mind, I cannot
overemphasize the importance of ongoing dialogue
Delegates to the IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium seen during a group photograph.