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Apr 11, 2018
8:27AM

PM Modi to inaugurate 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today inaugurate 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial Meeting in New Delhi. It is the largest gathering of Ministers from energy consuming, producing and transit countries. Ministers, Industry leaders and heads of key international organizations will debate the future of global energy. 

Ministers and Representatives from around 90 countries like US, China, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE, Qatar, Nigeria will attend the meeting. Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas  Dharmendra Pradhan will represent India in the meet. 

Executive Director of International Energy Forum, Secretary General of OPEC and heads and senior officials from international organizations like CNPC, Total, VOPAK, Exxon Mobil will also attend the event. Hosted by India and co-hosted by China and Korea, the meeting aims to focus on how global shifts, transition policies and new technologies influence market stability and future investment in the energy sector. 

There will be a dialogue among Ministers and industry leaders on how energy security and system resiliency will evolve along energy transition pathways and meet global economic, demographic, and environmental challenges and help secure an energy future that remains affordable, productive, sustainable and fair to all. International Energy Forum covers all six continents and accounts for around 90 percent of global supply and demand for oil and gas. 

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