OPEC bulletin 3–4/17
S y m p o s i u m
World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the G20
and, of course, with the IEF, the IEA and international oil
He said that in a new era of collaboration and dia-
logue, it was essential for key stakeholders in the industry
to work together towards the mutually beneficial goal of
ensuring stability in the world energymarkets, in the inter-
est of producers, consumers and the global oil industry.
Enhance comparability of outlooks
In their Symposium, the IEA, IEF and OPEC agreed to
maintain their efforts to enhance the comparability of
energy outlooks in response to requests for more aligned
baseline data on supply and demand where possible and
to continue to facilitate wider understanding of the vari-
ations in outlook assessments.
Industry and government representatives welcomed
the comparative analysis of the IEA and OPEC out-
looks provided in the IEF-Resources for the Future (RFF)
Introductory Paper to improve dialogue and engagement
with all energy sector stakeholders.
Sun moderated discussions in the first session with
a focus on the latest OPEC and IEA energy outlooks and
a comparative analysis of short-, medium-, and long-
term energy outlooks released by the two organizations
“... global energy security depends more than ever
on enhancing commitment, reliability and trust.
This can only be achieved by a vibrant energy
dialogue on a global level.”
Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo (l), OPEC Secretary General (l), and Dr Sun Xiansheng (r), IEF Secretary General, present a certificate of appreciation to Khalid
Al-Falih (c), Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry & Mineral Resources, for participating in the Symposium.