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12 November 2008, Reuters, South Africa

Energy exports from sub-Saharan Africa will rise significantly as the region opts to maximise foreign currency earnings rather than attend to domestic fuel needs, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday.

12 November 2008, Tehran Times, Iran

The world must find an extra 64 million barrels a day of oil production by 2030, equivalent to replacing Kuwait’s output every year, to meet demand growth and counter the decline of existing fields, the International Energy Agency said.

22 January 2008, Reuters

Fatih Birol, IEA Chief Economist, underscored the importance of developing Turkmen gas reserves but warned “if they have investment, they shouldn’t change the conditions or allow for double standards”.

22 January 2008, Reuters

Fatih Birol, IEA Chief Economist, underscored the importance of developing Turkmen gas reserves but warned “if they have investment, they shouldn’t change the conditions or allow for double standards”.

9 December 2007, New York Times

Noting high growth in demand among oil exporting countries, IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol rated consumption growth among oil exporters as a serious threat to meeting the world’s oil needs and said “it’s a big problem, and growing all the time.”

1 December 2007, iht.com

If China imposed western-level efficiency standards for those air conditioners and refrigerators, "China would save electricity on a yearly basis from 2015 which is equivalent to building the Three Gorges dam," said Dr Fatih Birol in Bali at the UN global warming summit.

21 November 2007, Xinhua News Agency

Fatih Birol, chief economist of the IEA, said at a press conference in Vienna, he believed that the current output in the oil producing countries was insufficient and could not meet the demand of the international oil market. At the same time, he urged the consuming countries to take effective measures to restrain oil consumption.

13 November 2007, Financial Times

“The increase in China’s energy demand between 2002 and 2005 was equivalent to Japan’s current annual energy use.” This nugget of information, buried in the International Energy Agency’s latest World Energy Outlook, tells one almost all one needs to know about what is happening to the world’s energy economy.see more

12 November 2007, The Times of India

India is set to become the worlds third largest oil importer after the US and China before 2025, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). While Indias importance as an exporter of refined oil products would increase on the back of planned investments in this space, the energy needs would propel India to overtake Japan as the third largest net importer of oil before 2025. India is ranked fourth in terms of oil imports. According to the World Energy Outlook 2007 report published by IEA, rapid economic development in China and India would push up the global energy demand. see more

10 November 2007, China Daily

The International Energy Agency (IEA) praised China on Friday for its efforts to address the causes and consequences of energy use, but warned the country of challenges in meeting rising energy demand. "The ongoing efforts of the Chinese government in energy conservation and emission control have set a good example for other countries," said Nobuo Tanaka, executive director of the IEA, while releasing its World Energy Outlook 2007.see more