In the Fourth Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Oil, Gas and Petrochemical, held in Kazakhstan on 30-31 October in 1995, Republic of Turkey was requested as the coordinator for the publication of the Energy Data Booklet, which was firstly issued on January 1994.
Research Planning and Coordination Board of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, as a Project Manager, has reiterated the above request to the Member States with the revised tables including the required data to the Secretariat via Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.
The Turkish authorities informed the 8th Meeting of Regional Planning Council (RPC) that only Iran, Pakistan and Kazakhstan furnished the required data. Still there is no data on the forecast studies in the country reports of Iran and Pakistan and there have been still many gaps for most of the years in the Kazakhstan's country report.
The 8th RPC adopted that in the absence of the primary data furnished by the member States within four months (September 1998), the Project Manager shall proceed to publish the Energy data Booklet using international resources.
Due to the lack of original data, different international sources have been searched and the Project Manager has undertaken extensive data survey in order to eliminate inconsistencies between different sources. The last report based on selected international sources was submitted to the mid review meeting via Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 1998. In the meeting, the Project Manager was requested to complete the study and publish the Booklet by using the referred sources.
This Booklet have been conducted by the Research, Planning and Coordination Board (RPCB) of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey as the Project Manager by using both original sources where available and selected international publications.
Emine N. AYBAR
This study has been prepared by a team led by Emine N. AYBAR, Head of Planning and Coordination Board of Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. The members of the team were Burhan Altaş, Macide Altaş, Hanife Fikret and Mehmet Güler.
The study has been conducted by struggling with a lot of difficulties. Nevertheless, the team has believed that this study could be a starting point for better and more reliable data for the member countries that did not provide any original data.
Main considerations in the study are given below;
Turkey has a complete country report.
There is no data on Afghanistan even in international publications.
Iran, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan sent their country reports,
In the country reports of Pakistan and Iran, there is no data on the forecast studies,
Since the Table 1 was prepared by Iran according to their national currency, (Rial) an additional table, which has been attached to the Table 1, has been prepared by using Iran's Country Report and International Energy Agency Statistics. In addition, some units in the other tables have not coincide with the original units of the tables so, conversion factors of IEA Statistics have been used to fill the tables.
In the Kazakhstan's Country Report, which is given at the end of the Booklet, the data for most of the years is not available. Therefore, secondary resources have been used.
In the Kyrgzystan's Country Report, most of the data are not available therefore, secondary resources have been used to fill the gaps.
For the other countries who did not provide the necessary data, International Energy Agency Statistics (Energy Statistics and Balances of Non-OECD Countries, 1994-1995, and for some consumption statistics, 1992-1993 statistics) have been used.
In addition to these;
In the reports of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, BP (British Petroleum) Statical Review of World Energy, June 1998, has been used for the oil, gas and coal consumption between the years 1988-1991.
To fill the Table 8, for the Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgzystan, Tacikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the Energy Information Administration statistics have been used.
In the calculations, the conversion factors in the IEA Statistics have been used.