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Unconventional Gas Forum

Paris: 22 March 2013 - 22 March 2013

Organiser: IEA

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The “kick-off” meeting of the IEA Unconventional Gas Forum built upon the WEO special report “Golden Rules for a Golden Age of Gas” to gather over 100 high-level representatives from IEA member countries and key non-member countries: Algeria, Brazil, China, Estonia, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, Mexico, Romania, Russia and South Africa. Participants shared best practices for unconventional gas production (including input from international organisations and associations, industry, NGOs and investors), and discussed plans for future meetings of the IEA Unconventional Gas Forum. The meeting was by invitation only, informal in nature & held under Chatham House Rule, according to which participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. Read more about the meeting.


09:00 Opening session:
Introduction by Ms. Maria VAN DER HOEVEN; Executive Director; IEA
IEA Golden Rules by Mr. Fatih BIROL; Chief Economist; IEA

09:30-10:30 Session 1: Best practices - balancing competiveness & public concern

11:00-13:00 Session 2: Going global, a revolution or a long & challenging campaign?

14:00-16:00 Session 3: Environment, economics & technology - myths & realities

16:30 Session 4: IEA Unconventional Gas Forum - next steps

For more information on the IEA Unconventional Gas Forum please see

Information for Registered Participants