Meeting Summary

Summary of the 4th Meeting of the APEC Energy Data Expert Group Meeting
May 2-3, 1994 in Jakarta


In accordance with the approval at the Seventh Meeting of the APEC Energy Working Group in Hawaii on 19-20 October 1993, all economies were urged to submit their annual data for the year 1992 and quarterly data for the first quarter of 1993 in the approved format.

The Coordinating Agency (The Energy Data and Modelling Center, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, hereinafter referred to as "the CA") has processed the submitted data from member economies to produce six APEC Energy Statistical Tables, that is, Energy Balances, Primary Energy Supply, Final Energy Consumption, Demand and Supply by Energy Sources, Electricity and Stock Changes.

The CA has continued to collect the complementary time series annual energy data for the years 1980 through 1991 and have produced six mentioned APEC Energy Statistics.

The data collection was carried out via diskettes the same as previous trial using a Lotus 1-2-3 to make accessing and processing easier.

Business Arrangements

The Meeting was chaired by Mr. Kenichi Matsui, Counselor of the Energy Data and Modelling Center, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan.

Participants came from Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and the United States. ASEAN-EC Energy Management Centre (AEEMTRC) also joined the Meeting.

Welcome Address

Mr. Endro Utomo Notodisuryo, Director for Energy Development, Directorate General of Electricity and Energy Development, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Indonesia delivered a welcome address.

Third Trial of the Energy Database
  1. General Outline
    1. The CA circulated six APEC energy statistical data sets, that is, Energy Balances, Final Energy Consumption, Demand and Supply by Energy Sources, Electricity and Stock Changes processed by the CA based on the submitted data together with these submitted data in the common Reporting Format.
    2. Experts reviewed these energy statistics and some comments and questions were raised.
    3. The energy statistics will be modified based on these comments and questions and the revised energy statistics will be circulated at the upcoming Eighth Meeting of the APEC Energy Working Group in Tokyo in May 24-27, 1994.
    4. Experts supported the publication of these energy statistics as "APEC Energy Statistics 1992" and "APEC Time Series Energy Statistics 1980 thru 1991" in October this year.
    5. Final comments on these draft energy statistics are expected to be submitted by the end of June, 1994.
  2. Discussions on the third trial
    1. Some economies, notably Philippines, Malaysia, New Zealand and the United States will send the additional data to the CA later.
    2. The Chairman proposed that despite ASEAN economies data used to be sent via ASEAN Secretariat (or via AEEMTRC), it would be more convenient if data would be sent through two channels in parallel, that is, one channel via ASEAN Secretariat and another is directly between the CA and each ASEAN economy.
      ASEAN economies consented to consider this point.
    3. It was remarked that there are differences of conversion factors used by the CA and the CA will check the IEA definition in the context of conversion factors.
    4. The CA was requested to provide physical quantities such as metric tones, cubic meters and the like for Primary Energy Supply. Experts were satisfied, provided that copies of each economy's original data are circulated from now on.
    5. Major Economic Indicators distributed to experts at this Meeting will not be circulated at the upcoming Tokyo EWG Meeting because these are in a premature status and need further modifications. The CA will review the modified data by the middle of this May and will circulate the revised version to members for their comments.
    6. Fifteen diskettes containing the circulated energy statistics will be distributed to members by the end of September 1994.
    7. The CA will send both a diskette and a hard copy to members hereinafter.

Standard Run of the Energy Database

Moving to the Standard run of the Energy Database subsequent to three trials was supported by experts and quarterly data will be consecutively collected according to the schedule as shown below.

First quarter: end of July
Second quarter: end of October
Third quarter: end of January, the following year
Fourth quarter: end of April, the following year

Since quarterly data are not official data, but preliminary, these data will be remarked as "preliminary data and not necessarily approved officially".

Quarterly data will be submitted to the CA four to five months late and data are not necessarily to be completed.

Quarterly data will be sent via diskettes and the CA will produce Energy Balances and Primary Energy Supply Tables and will circulate these along with original data to members.

Commencing to Collect Economies' Energy Supply and Demand Projections

Experts agreed that collecting energy projections of each member economy will be very useful and beneficial and experts agreed to do this. Some experts stressed that an energy forecast by common assumptions and methodologies will be important but other experts stated that this would yet be at the premature stage.

Australia proposed that the Expert Group hold a seminar on energy supply and demand projections following the collection of economies projections. Experts agreed to prepare a draft proposal for the next Expert Group meeting. Australia offered to prepare a first draft before the end of this year and Philippines, Republic of Korea and Japan will review this and the reviewed draft will be circulated to other economies for their comments.

Proposing EWG on Seeking an Application on the APEC Energy Database

At the next EWG Meeting in Tokyo in May, this group will ask EWG what sorts of applications of the energy database including economic indicators like energy use per unit of GNP or energy use per capita would be beneficial, for instance, applications would be for the purpose of formulating energy policies of each economy in the public sector and investment decisions in the private sector, and also what objectives the seminar on the energy supply and demand projections should have.

Collection of Non-Commercial Energy

Experts supported collection of Non-Commercial Energy Data and the CA will propose formally to collect Non-Commercial Energy data at the next Tokyo EWG Meeting.

Proposal on Holding a Seminar on Coal Supply and Demand and consecutive Ad-hoc Meeting Among Coal Policy Makers

Experts supported this seminar and an ad-hoc meeting and stressed the benefit of holding a Seminar on Coal Supply and Demand and the Chairman encouraged economies to participate in this Seminar.