Algiers- The advisor to the Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Hamel, was elected the new Secretary General of the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries (GECF).
“He was elected, on Tuesday, during the 23rd Ministerial Meeting of the Forum, in which the Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab took part by videoconference”, reported APS citing the Ministry of Energy.
“The candidate from Algeria has benefited from the support of several GECF member countries,” pointed out the same communiqué.
The GECF, created at the end of 2008, is made up of 11 member countries and 9 observer countries, which together hold three quarters of the planet’s gas reserves and contribute to more than two thirds of gas exchanges (gas pipeline and LNG).
These are Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela, while Angola , Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway, Oman, Peru and the United Arab Emirates have the status of observer members.