21 February 2022 - 23:41
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Mozambique Joins GECF as Observer Member

TEHRAN (SHANA) – The member states of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) agreed on Monday to admit Mozambique as observer member.

The decision made by the 17 member states during the Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum held on Monday February 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

The current GECF observers include Malaysia, Norway, Iraq, Peru, Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates. The GECF comprises 11 member countries including Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.

Mozambique is a southeastern African nation. Its capital city is Maputo and Portuguese is the official language of the country. Mozambique is estimated to have 100 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves, including shale gas.

GECF member states account for 44 percent of global gas production, 67 percent of the world’s gas reserves, 64 percent of the gas transmission lines and 66 percent of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) trade across the globe.

The 6th GECF Heads of States Summit is to be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

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