The Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been appointed as the president of GECF, the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, states spyghana.com.
Mrs Madueke was represented by Nigeria’s ambassador to the state of Qatar, His Excellency, Shuaibu A. Ahmed, during the ceremony. The Minister couldn’t attend in person due to ongoing moves to end the oil workers strike in Nigeria.
The ceremony was attended by ministers from Algeria, Iran, Libya, Qatar, Russia, UAE, as well as head of delegations from Bolivia, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago Venezuela, Netherlands, Norway and Oman.
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is an intergovernmental organization of 11 of the world’s leading natural gas producers made up of Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. GECF members together control over 70% of the world’s natural gas reserves, 38% of the pipeline trade and 85% of the liquefied natural gas production.