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
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.
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.