Fostering cooperation

Fostering cooperation

between Forum Member Countries to manage sustainable efficient and environmentally conscious use of natural gas resources

Developing Policies and Strategies

Developing Policies and Strategies

for cooperation to enable adequate planning thus building a clear future vision for the region

Establishing a Structured  and Systematic Dialogue

Establishing a Structured and Systematic Dialogue

to unlock the full gas resource potential of the region leading prospectively to the development of a regional gas market

EMGF 8th Ministerial Meeting Live Stream on 7th of December 2022 at 9:45 am CET


Setting common strategies based on shared
Formation of a competitive regional
gas market

Security of
and demand

Coordinating efforts to optimize resource development


World Bank Group
European Union

Latest EMGF Updates

On the sidelines of the COP27 Decarbonization Day held on 11 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, a dedicated session was organized in the Egyptian Pavilion to present the EMGF Decarbonization Initiative.

Mr. Karim El Dessouky Bechtel Egypt Vice President and General Manager and Mr. Maxim Nechaev S & P Global Director Consultant started by announcing the “EMGF Decarbonization Initiative” as a leading model to drive further decarbonization of the natural gas resources in the region.

During the COP27 Decarbonization Day held on 11 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, the EMGF was present through a dedicated session.

H.E. Osama Mobarez EMGF Secretary General started by highlighting the possible enablers that support the oil and gas during decarbonization, mainly technology, funding and capacity building.

H.E. Natasa Pilides – Cypriot Minister of Energy, Commerce & Industry hosted the first EMGF conference under H.E. presidency titled “EMGF Energy Transition Conference” in Nicosia, Cyprus from 13-14 October 2022, where H.E. started by welcoming all the guests. H.E. Nicos Anastasiades  President of the Republic of Cyprus attended the conference and greeted the participants. Opening remarks were then presented by H.E. Osama Mobarez – EMGF Secretary General and H.E. Kadri Simson – EU Commissioner for Energy. They applauded the efforts of all EMGF Ministers, EB members and GIAC members, highlighting how EMGF will play a key role in the future energy scene providing an opportunity for energy transition and security.

Latest News

President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday addressed the opening of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) Energy Transition Conference, noting that the conference being held in Cyprus underlines the collaborative relationship among its member countries.

NICOSIA, Oct 14 (Reuters) – East Mediterranean gas reserves can help ease Europe’s energy crunch but require funding from institutions like the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank to realise the area’s full potential, an official said on Friday.

Offshore areas in the eastern Mediterranean and Levant have yielded major gas discoveries in the past decade, with interest in them increasing since the disruption of flows from Russia following its invasion of Ukraine.

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Natural gas from undersea deposits in the eastern Mediterranean can help replace Russia’s diminished supply of the fossil fuel to Europe as the continent also looks to make a quick transition to renewable energy, the European Union’s energy commissioner said Friday.

Commissioner Kadri Simson told the East Mediterranean Gas Forum conference in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia, that the region can play an increasingly important role as a short- to medium-term supplier of gas.

Press releases

Today, December 7, 2022, the Eighth Ministerial Meeting of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) took place in Cairo – The Arab Republic of Egypt – under the Presidency of H.E Natasa Pilides – Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Cyprus, as the President of the EMGF Ministerial Meeting for the year 2022.

On the 6th October, ARERA – the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks, and Environment – hosted in Rome the third meeting of the Regulatory Authority Advisory Committee (RAAC) in the framework of East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF).

Today, the Presidents and representatives of National Regulatory Authorities from the member countries of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum, met in Athens for the 2nd Regulatory Authority Advisory Committee (RAAC) meeting. This was the first time that the Presidents and representatives of NRAs from the countries participating in the EMFG had the chance to meet also in person.