GECF

  • Investment decline Biggest Risk to Gas Market

    Investment decline Biggest Risk to Gas Market

    TEHRAN (Shana) – The Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum believes that the biggest threat for the gas market is investment decline, saying: "Since 2014, we have seen a series of reasons including low natural gas prices, a misleading narrative about the incompatibility of natural gas with climate change and environmental pressures have reduced investment in the gas industry.”

  • GECF Sec. Gen. Press Conference

    GECF Sec. Gen. Press Conference

    TEHRAN (Shana) – Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), Mohamed Hamel, attended a press conference on Saturday on the sidelines of the second day of the 26th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition, Iran Oil Show.

  • Iran Petroleum Minister, GECF Sec. Gen. Meeting

    Iran Petroleum Minister, GECF Sec. Gen. Meeting

    TEHRAN (Shana) – Iranian Minister of Petroleum, Javad Owji, met General Secretary of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), Mohamed Hamel, on Saturday at the central building of the Ministry of Petroleum.

  • Iran, GECF Review Bilateral, Multilateral Cooperation

    Iran, GECF Review Bilateral, Multilateral Cooperation

    TEHRAN (Shana) – Iranian Petroleum Minister Javad Owji and Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Mohamed Hamel met on Saturday and reviewed bilateral and multilateral cooperation in energy and energy economics as well as the ways to expand collaboration.

  • GECF Sec. Gen. Urges Investment in Gas Industry

    GECF Sec. Gen. Urges Investment in Gas Industry

    TEHRAN (Shana) – The Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) said on Saturday that the global gas industry outlook 2050 highlights a need to invest over 8 trillion dollars, urging investment in this area.

  • GECF Chief Invited to Visit Iran’s Giant South Pars Gas Field

    GECF Chief Invited to Visit Iran’s Giant South Pars Gas Field

    Tehran (Shana) -- Iran has invited the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) head to pay a visit to its giant offshore South Pars gas field.

  • GECF Sec. Gen. Addresses Iran Oil Show Opening

    GECF Sec. Gen. Addresses Iran Oil Show Opening

    TEHRAN (Shana) – The Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, Mohamed Hamel, addressed the opening ceremony of the 26th Iran International Oil, Gas, Refining & Petrochemical Exhibition in Tehran on Friday morning.

  • Iran Gas Industry, Dormant Giant: Expert

    Iran Gas Industry, Dormant Giant: Expert

    TEHRAN (Shana) – A senior expert in energy economics says that the world looks at Iran's gas industry as a dormant giant and is aware of its capabilities in the field of gas and oil. "Good management and governance in the energy sector always requires avoiding haste," he said.

  • Owji: Iran Able to Supply Neighboring, European Countries’ Gas Demands

    Owji: Iran Able to Supply Neighboring, European Countries’ Gas Demands

    TEHRAN (SHANA) -- Iranian Minister of Petroleum, Javad Owji, said on Tuesday we frequently announced Iran’s necessary capacity to provide neighboring and European countries with their needed gas during the Sixth Summit of Heads of States and Government of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

  • 6th GECF Summit

    6th GECF Summit

    TEHRAN (SHANA) -- The Sixth Summit of the Heads of State and Government of Member Countries of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) was held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

  • GECF 6th Summit Concludes

    GECF 6th Summit Concludes

    TEHRAN (SHANA) -- The Sixth Summit of the Heads of State and Government of Member Countries of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) was held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Doha, Qatar and ended with the endorsement of the Doha Declaration.

  • Iran’s President Raisi Addresses GECF 6th Summit

    Iran’s President Raisi Addresses GECF 6th Summit

    TEHRAN (SHANA) – Iranian President, Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, delivered a speech at the Sixth Summit of the Heads of State and Government of Member Countries of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) held on Tuesday February 22, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.

  • Iran, Venezuela Sign Oil MoU

    Iran, Venezuela Sign Oil MoU

    TEHRAN (SHANA) – Iran and Venezuela signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost cooperation in various areas of oil industry.

  • 6th GECF Summit Kicks Off

    6th GECF Summit Kicks Off

    TEHRAN (SHANA) -- The 6th summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) began a few minutes ago in Doha, Qatar.

  • Mozambique Joins GECF as Observer Member

    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.

  • Iranian Petroleum Minister Addresses GECF Extraordinary Meeting

    Iranian Petroleum Minister Addresses GECF Extraordinary Meeting

    TEHRAN (SHANA) – Iran’s Minister of Petroleum, Javad Owji, delivered a speech to the Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) held on Monday in Doha, Qatar.

  • Iran and GECF

    Iran and GECF

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) was born in Iran shortly after the initial start of the giant South Pars natural gas reservoir discovery and exploration of first phases when it was internationally recognized that Iran possessed the world’s second largest natural gas reserves. The idea of creating a gas body like OPEC was shaped up in NIOC corridors and think tank corners of the ministry. Iran’s initial objective was an OPEC style international and intergovernmental organization in order to regulate global gas market. Back then it was crystal clear in Iran’s energy strategy and vision that gas would lead the international energy markets and energy scenes for decades to come. Having said that; to put it in perspective, GECF was a product of the National Iranian Oil Company.

  • Bolivia presides over the 23rd Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum

    Bolivia presides over the 23rd Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum

    DOHA (Shana) -- The 23rd Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) was held on 16 November 2021, under the Chairmanship of HE Franklin Molina Ortiz, Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energies of the Plurinational State of Bolivia as its President. The meeting was convened by videoconference.

  • Owji: Iran, Algeria to Keep on Close Collaboration in OPEC and GECF

    Owji: Iran, Algeria to Keep on Close Collaboration in OPEC and GECF

    TEHRAN (SHANA) -- Iranian Minister of Petroleum, Javad Owji, said on Tuesday that Iran and Algeria will continue their close collaboration in OPEC and GECF, congratulating its nominee on his appointment as GECF’s secretary general.

  • 23rd GECF Ministerial Meeting

    23rd GECF Ministerial Meeting

    TEHRAN (SHANA) -- The 23rd Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) was held via video conference on Tuesday November 16, 2021, and ended with an agreement on appointing Algeria’s Mohamed Hamel as the new secretary general of the forum.

  • GECF Agrees on Algerian Nominee as New Secretary General

    GECF Agrees on Algerian Nominee as New Secretary General

    TEHRAN (SHANA) -- The members of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) greed to appoint Algeria’s nominee, Mohamed Hamel, as the fourth secretary general.

  • Owji Addresses GECF Meeting

    Owji Addresses GECF Meeting

    TEHRAN (Shana) – Iranian Minister of Petroleum Javad Owji addressed the 23rd Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) which was held virtually on Tuesday.

  • The 23rd GECF Meeting Begins

    The 23rd GECF Meeting Begins

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- The 23rd Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) started a few minutes ago via video conference.

  • 23rd GECF Ministerial Meeting to be held on Tuesday

    23rd GECF Ministerial Meeting to be held on Tuesday

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- The 23rd Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) will be held by video conference on Tuesday afternoon, November 16, 2021

  • Iran Names candidate for GECF Sec. Gen.

    Iran Names candidate for GECF Sec. Gen.

    TEHRAN (Shana) – Iran has introduced Hojjatullah Ghanimifard as its candidate for the post of Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

  • GECF Global Gas Outlook 2050 Launched in Doha

    GECF Global Gas Outlook 2050 Launched in Doha

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Global Gas Outlook 2050 was launched today in Doha, the State of Qatar. Quantified through the use of the unique and highly granular GECF Global Gas Model, the 4th edition of the Outlook is based on proprietary assessments of the evolution of energy and gas market fundamentals through to 2050.

  • Algeria Hosts 22nd GECF Ministerial Meeting

    Algeria Hosts 22nd GECF Ministerial Meeting

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- The 22nd Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) was held on the 12 November 2020, under the Chairmanship of HE Abdelmadjid Attar, Minister of Energy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria as its President. The meeting was convened by videoconference.

  • 22nd GECF Summit

    22nd GECF Summit

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh attended the 22nd ministerial meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum that was held virtually on Thursday, November 12.

  • GECF Ministerial Roundtable

    GECF Ministerial Roundtable

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- Amir Hossein Zamaninia, deputy Iranian Petroleum Minister for International Affairs and Trade, represented Iran at the Ministerial Roundtable of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) on Wednesday, November 11.

  • Zangeneh Addresses 22nd GECF Ministerial Meeting

    Zangeneh Addresses 22nd GECF Ministerial Meeting

    TEHRAN (Shana) -- Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh called the US sanctions unfair which barred Iran’s access to billions of dollars in oil revenues, adding despite all geostrategic challenges, Iran had progressed significantly in the energy sector.