Senegal, a would-be gas producer and exporter and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), the global platform of the leading gas producing countries, have moved closer to discuss matters of common interest.
GECF Secretary General Mohamed Hamel held a meeting with Mouhamed Habibou Diallo, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Senegal to the State of Qatar during a courtesy call to the Senegalese Embassy in Doha Qatar, on June 7, 2022.
“The discussion primarily centred on ramping up cooperation between the two sides, as Senegal gets ready to become an LNG exporter by the end of 2023”, GECF says in a statement.
The secretary general introduced the history, impact and function of the GECF, and explained the numerous benefits available to the GECF Member Countries.
“Recalling the fruitful participation of HE Aissatou Sophie Gladima, the Minister of Petroleum and Energy of Senegal, in the 22nd GECF Ministerial Meeting (2020) hosted by Algeria, he expressed the wish to have Senegal present at the 24th GECF Ministerial Meeting in Cairo (2022)”, the statement notes.
“The GECF official invited the esteemed diplomat to the Forum’s headquarters to witness first-hand the many projections and datasets available through the GECF Global Gas Model and to leverage those insights on the development of gas industry in Senegal”.
The ambassador “reaffirmed the interest in learning from the experience of the GECF and its Member Countries, many of whom have successfully developed their natural gas reserves for the benefit of their nations as well as for the advancement of the global energy landscape”, the statement concludes.
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About Gas Exporting Countries Forum:
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is an international intergovernmental organisation currently comprising of 19 Member Countries: Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela as Member Countries, and Angola, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Malaysia, Mozambique, Norway, Peru, and United Arab Emirates as Observer Members. Together, the GECF Members represent 71% of the global proven gas reserves, 42% of marketed production, 53% of exports by pipeline and 55% as LNG.
The GECF is headquartered in Doha, Qatar.