Vietnam Oil & Gas Group (PetroVietnam) will head the ASEAN Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE) secretariat for the first time.
Dai Hung platform.
group will be the secretariat of the council from now until 2024 after the
position was handed over from Thai oil and gas company PTT at a council meeting
on November 29 in Hanoi.
Hosted by PetroVietnam in the
capital, the 45th Council Meeting is taking place in Hanoi from November 27 to December 1 with the
theme "Regional Cooperation for Sustainable Development.”
At the meeting, participants
discussed the plan of the subcommittee in promoting the use of liquefied
natural gas (LNG), updated each other on oil and gas projects in recent years,
and shared experience on developing LNG markets, among others.
Established in 1975, ASCOPE
aims to promote collaboration in the development of the petroleum resources in
the region through joint endeavours.
It consists of national
petroleum companies/national entities responsible for oil and gas in the 10
ASEAN member countries. Vietnam
joined the council in 1996.
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