The 16th Meeting of the APEC Expert Group on Energy Data and Analysis (EGEDA) was held on 2 and 3 February 2005 at the Minzu Hotel, Beijing, People's Republic of China. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Kenichi Matsui, Councillor, Energy Data and Modelling Unit (EDMC), Institute of Energy Economics Japan. Representatives from Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Japan; Malaysia; Chinese Taipei; United States of America; and Vietnam attended the meeting. Representatives of the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) were also present. A representative of the International Energy Agency (IEA) attended the meeting as an observer. A list of participants at the meeting is provided in Annex.
The meeting commenced with a welcome address by Mr. Ren Caifang, Director General and Senior Statistician, Department of Industry and Transport Statistics, National Bureau of Statistics of China, and an opening address by Mr. Kenichi Matsui.
The meeting discussed the following items:
Before starting discussion, the Group observed a minute's silence out of respect for the victims of the recent tsunami in the APEC region. The Group agreed to the Chair's nomination of Ms. Karen Schneider, Australia, as Vice-Chair of EGEDA for this meeting.
Mr. Shigeru Kimura, Deputy General Manager of the Energy Data and Modelling Unit (EDMC), the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, assigned as the Coordinating Agency (CA) of this Group, reported that the CA was currently collecting annual data for 2003 and quarterly data for 2004. He pointed out that there are still problems in data collection in terms of the timing of submissions and the consistency of data. He urged members to submit consistent data in a timely manner, especially in relation to quarterly data.
Mr. Kimura also reported on the status of the collection of CO2 emission data. He again urged economies to continue to cooperate on the submission of all data requested by the CA.
Mr. Kimura presented an overview of the APEC energy situation. He reported that total primary energy supply in the APEC region grew at an average annual rate of 2.0 per cent between 1980 and 2002. Total final energy consumption grew at an average annual rate of 1.6 per cent over the same period.
Dr. Jean-Yves Garnier, representing the IEA, reported recent developments in the Joint Oil Data Initiative (JODI) and planned activities in 2005. Mr. Kimura reported the situation of the monthly oil data collection in the APEC region.
In the APEC region, there has been an improvement in the timeliness and coverage of data reported under JODI but completeness and accuracy remain ongoing issues in some economies. Several economies were urged to improve the completeness and accuracy of their data and the timeliness of their submissions. Referring to the decision at the 5th JODI conference in Bali, Indonesia in October 2004, that the JODI database shall be open publicly in 2005, first for the data of the top 30 oil producing, consuming and stock holding economies and then for those of all JODI member economies, both Dr. Garnier and Mr. Kimura emphasized the critical importance of complete and accurate data for the success of the Initiative.
The CA referred to the proposal of the Japanese Government at the 28th EWG Meeting in Port Douglas, Australia in November 2004 to collect monthly natural gas supply data in order to support the APEC Energy Security Initiative, which includes natural gas trade. In this context, the CA proposed to commence the collection of monthly natural gas supply data on a trial basis for this year. The group discussed the issue and decided not to agree to the CA's proposal until further guidance was sought from the EWG at its next meeting in Hanoi, Viet Nam in March 2005.
The CA proposed a new format for the collection of Annual Energy Demand and Supply Data in the APEC region. The objectives in the proposal are to release more reliable energy balance tables and to reduce the burden on member economies that report to more than one organization.
After discussion, it was agreed to apply the new format using fixed energy units where possible. Those economies that prefer to use alternative units will be permitted to do so.
The CA also informed the Group that a training program on the use of the new format would be organized to take place in Tokyo around the middle of 2005.
4a APEC Energy Overview
4b Report on 2004 research activities
4c Proposal for 2005 research themes
4d Report from Advisory Groups and discussion of APERC activities
Mr. Louis DeMouy on behalf of Ms. Linda Doman reported that the first phase report of the New and Renewable Energy project is now complete and is being prepared for publication. The report will provide an informative reference source that includes the current status of New and Renewable Energy in APEC as well as its consideration of the potential for NRE in the long term. The report will be a useful document for the extended study on NRE that focuses on economic factors necessary to increase the penetration of these technologies in the medium to longer term.
5a Review of terms of reference
5b Proposal for 2006 APEC Operational Fund
5c Election of the chair
The summary record of the meeting was presented and accepted as a true and accurate record of the meeting.
The Chair conveyed Indonesia's offer to host the 17th Meeting of EGEDA in Indonesia, in early 2006. The Group welcomed this generous offer.
Lastly, Mr. Xu Jianyi, Deputy Director General and Senior Statistician, Department of Industry and Transport Statistics, National Bureau of Statistics of China, made a closing address. The Chair expressed his appreciation to the Government of the People's Republic of China on behalf of all participants for excellently hosting the meeting.