International Energy Forum (IEF) aims to foster greater mutual understanding
and awareness of common energy interests among its members.
70 Member Countries of the Forum are signatories to the IEF Charter, which
outlines the framework of the global energy dialogue through this
all six continents and accounting for around 90% of global supply and demand
for oil and gas, the IEF is unique in that it comprises not only consuming and
producing countries of the IEA and OPEC, but also Transit States and major
players outside of their memberships, including Argentina, China, India, Mexico,
Russia and South Africa. Sitting alongside other important developed and
developing economies on the 31 strong IEF Executive Board these key nations are
active supporters of the global energy dialogue through the IEF.
IEF is the neutral facilitator of informal, open, informed and continuing
global energy dialogue. Recognising their interdependence in the field of
energy, the member countries of the IEF co-operate under the neutral framework
of the Forum to foster greater mutual understanding and awareness of common
energy interests in order to ensure global energy security.
Forum's biennial Ministerial Meetings are the world's largest gathering of
Energy Ministers. The magnitude and diversity of this engagement is a testament
to the position of the IEF as a neutral facilitator and honest broker of
solutions in the common interest.
the Forum and its associated events, IEF Ministers, their officials, energy
industry executives, and other experts engage in a dialogue of increasing
importance to global energy security.
IEF and the global energy dialogue are promoted by a permanent Secretariat of
international staff based in the Diplomatic Quarter of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.