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The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is an international governmental organization which provides the framework for exchanging experience and information among Member Countries. GECF is a gathering of the world’s leading gas producers and was set up as international governmental organization with the objective to increase the level of coordination and strengthen the collaboration among Member countries.

GECF also seeks to build a mechanism for a more meaningful dialogue between gas producers and gas consumers for the sake of stability and security of supply and demand in global natural gas markets.

In accordance with the GECF Statute, the organization is aiming to support the sovereign rights of its Members over their natural gas resources and their abilities to develop, preserve and use such resources for the benefit of their peoples, through the exchange of experience, views, information and coordination in gas-related matters.

The Member countries of the Forum are: Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela. Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman and Peru have the status of Observer Members.

With the current number of Members the GECF has a strong position on the world gas market and among international energy organizations. Its potential rests on the enormous natural gas reserves of the Member Countries all together accumulating 67% of the world proven natural gas reserves.

The Forum highly values this potential of its Member Countries and Observer Members, and at the same time is looking forward to further increase in their numbers and welcomes new members that share the common interests and objectives of the Forum’s Statute.

Poten & Partners is a leader in providing services to the energy and transportation industries. Comprised of over 160 professionals in 7 offices around the world, Poten is at the forefront of developing, arranging and advising clients on oil and gas shipping and infrastructure projects. We are proud to be the premier service provider for the global LNG and Natural Gas business since the industry’s early commercial activities. Our clients include major oil and gas companies, trading firms, power generators, ship owners and operators, shipyards, terminal and pipeline operators, government agencies, and financial institutions. www.poten.com

Saint Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange (SPIMEX) is the largest Russian commodity exchange which offers a wide range of products traded both in its Spot Markets (refined products, crude oil, natural gas, LPG, timber and construction materials) and in its Derivatives Market. The Exchange’s key task is operating a transparent price formation mechanism to ensure fair prices for the commodities produced in Russia. SPIMEX was incorporated in 2008.

GRTgaz owns and operates the natural gas transmission network that covers most of France. With more than 32,300km of pipelines, the GRTgaz network is the longest in Europe and one of the most interconnected. GRTgaz invested 624 million euros in 2015 to transmit natural gas under the best possible conditions of safety and fluidity, develop the network and its interconnections, optimise its operation and reinforce the security of supply in France and in Europe.

The energy transition is underway: the transmission network is a key vehicle for it. Open today to Biomethane, a 100% renewable gas produced naturally, tomorrow it will enable increased use of the gas transmitted, or storage and transmission of excess solar or wind electricity in the form of hydrogen or synthetic methane.

GRTgaz employs almost 3,000 men and women motivated by the same ambition: making sure that our gas transmission network and out skills serve the safe, competitive and environmentally friendly energy solutions of the future.

DNV GL enables safe, reliable and enhanced performance in oil and gas projects and operations. We offer:

  • Integrated technical assurance, advisory, and offshore classification services across the asset lifecycle
  • Exceptional people working around the world with a passion for solving complex technical issues in challenging environments
  • A commitment to innovation. We set the benchmark in developing industry standards and best practice.
S&P Global Platts is the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. Founded in 1909, Platts’ coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping. A division of S&P Global, Platts is headquartered in London and employs over 1,000 people in more than 15 offices worldwide. These include global business centres such as New York, Shanghai and Sao Paulo, and major energy centres such as Houston, Singapore and London, where Platts is based.
ICIS is the world’s largest petrochemical market information provider, and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Our aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling our customers to make better-informed trading and planning decisions.  We have over 30 years’ experience of providing pricing information, news, analysis and consultancy to buyers, sellers and analysts.

Argus is an independent media organisation with more than 800 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 21 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets, and also offers bespoke consulting services and industry leading conferences.

Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes.