This theme was also elaborated on at the opening
ceremony by Jozsef Laszlo Toth, President of the World
Petroleum Council, who noted that energy corridors play
an important role in securing safe and economically
viable access to hydrocarbon markets, especially from
Central Asia and from the Middle East.
He added that given an expanding global population,
continued global economic development, and the fact
that oil and natural gas will remain the world’s leading
energy resources for decades to come, it is vital to find
ways and means to deliver future energy demand around
the world in a safe and environment-friendly manner. He
said that it will “require massive investment, technology,
the highest skilled human resources and superior ethical
OPEC Secretary General
It has been evident over the past year that OPEC has also
been undertaking actions that focused on bridging to the
future, specifically by helping bring forward the oil mar-
ket rebalancing process and seeing sustainable stabil-
ity return to the market. These issues were elaborated
Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdo
an, delivered a speech during the 22
Congress at the Istanbul Convention Centre in Istanbul, Turkey.
Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA).
Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF).
OPEC bulletin 8–9/17