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The Secretary General Amb. André Mernier underlined the importance of transparency in regional gas flows at the inauguration of the Metrology Centre in Boyarka, Ukraine, on 21 December 2006.

The ceremony in Boyarka was attended by Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Andriy Klyuyev and by the European Union Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs.

The Secretary General Amb. Mernier was invited by the State Duma on 6 December 2006 to discuss the Energy Charter and the question of Russian ratification of the Energy Charter Treaty.

Matthias Ruete, the Director General for Energy and Transport in the European Commission, expressed full support for the Energy Charter Process in his address to the Energy Charter Conference on 20 November 2006.

The Energy Charter Conference has unanimously invited the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to become the 53rd member of the Energy Charter, opening the way for Pakistan to accede to the 1994 Energy Charter Treaty.

“This is a significant decision for the Energy Charter Process, for Pakistan, and for international energy cooperation” said the Chairman of the Energy Charter Conference, Mr Henning Christophersen. “Demand for energy is growing rapidly in Pakistan and across South Asia. This will require...

The President of Pakistan met with the Secretary General Amb. Mernier during his visit to Brussels on 12 September 2006.

Pakistan has the ambition to become a major country for regional energy trade, and accession to the Energy Charter Treaty “will facilitate this ambition. This energy corridor will further help Pakistan to become a bridge of economic progress between the wider East and West.” 

Please find Issue #23 of the Energy Charter Newsletter, released in autumn 2006.

The speech by the Secretary General Amb. André Mernier to the Annual Conference of Eurogas, Brussels, 22 September 2006.

Afghanistan signed the 1991 Energy Charter Declaration on 4 August 2006 and became an observer to the Energy Charter Conference.

The 1991 Declaration was signed at a ceremony in Kabul by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Ambassador Mahmoud Saikal, signalling a political commitment from Afghanistan to the principles of the Energy Charter. “Afghanistan needs investment and regional trade in order to provide energy for its people and for its development" said Ambassador Saikal...

Representatives of the Kazakh oil and gas company KazMunaiGaz and China's National Petroleum Corporation made a presentation on the new Kazakhstan-China oil pipeline project to the Energy Charter's Trade & Transit Group in May 2006.

The Energy Charter Secretary General André Mernier delivered a speech to the Annual Meeting of the United States Energy Association, Washington, D.C. on 4 April 2006.

Please find Issue #22 of the Energy Charter Newsletter, released in spring 2006.

The Energy Charter Secretary General Amb. André Mernier delivered a speech to the International Conference on Energy Security on 13-14 March 2006 in Moscow.

Please find Issue #21 of the Energy Charter Newsletter, released in autumn 2005.

A speech delivered by the Secretary General Dr. Ria Kemper to the Ninth International Conference on Northeast Asia Natural Gas and Pipeline on 27-29 September 2005 in Seoul. 

The Energy Charter Secretary General Dr. Ria Kemper addressed the International Conference 'Energy Moldova - 2005' on 21-24 September 2005.