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Members at a meeting of the international Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF). The Office of Fossil Energy is the Secretariat for the CSLF.

Members at a meeting of the international Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF). The Office of Fossil Energy is the Secretariat for the CSLF.

Key Bilateral Activities

US-India Energy Dialogue: Coal Working Group
The Office of Fossil Energy and India's Ministry of Coal jointly chair the Coal Working Group initiative to exchange information on policies, programs and technologies to promote the efficient and environmentally responsible production and use of  coal. 

US-China Collaboration in Fossil Energy R&D
The Office of Fossil Energy and China's Ministry of Science and Technology exchange information and expertise through several different partnerships and agreements to promote the efficient and environmentally responsible production and use of coal, oil and natural gas.

US-China Oil and Gas Industry Forum The Office of Fossil Energy and China’s National Energy Administration hold the annual U.S.-China Oil & Gas Industry Forum (OGIF). The Forum is a public-private partnership involving government and industry representatives from the United States and China, and enables both countries to meet common goals, including development of secure, reliable, and economic sources of oil and natural gas while facilitating investment in the energy industry. For more information, please see here.

US-UK Collaboration in Fossil Energy R&D
The Office of Fossil Energy and the United Kingdom's Department of Energy and Climate Change are sharing and developing knowledge and expertise in the area of high-temperature materials for advanced fossil energy power plant applications.

Key Multilateral Activities

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum. The CSLF is a an international ministerial-level forum that meets regularly to discuss the growing body of scientific research and emerging technologies and  plan joint projects for carbon sequestration. 

Understanding Natural Gas & LNG Options: An LNG Handbook. This comprehensive LNG handbook serves a resource for African countries that are developing, or considering developing, natural gas and associated industries.  It was prepared by DOE Offices of International Affairs and Fossil Energy with assistance from the U.S. Energy Association and funding from USAID/Power Africa. The handbook is available here. Click here for information on DOE’s regulatory role in LNG.

International Cooperation in Methane Hydrate Research. DOE's Office of Fossil Energy works with several international partners, including Japan and India, to investigate the vast resource potential of methane hydrates. You can find more information on our methane hydrate research here and here.

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. APEC's Energy Working Group seeks to maximize the energy sector's contribution to the region's economic and social well being, while mitigating the environmental effects of energy supply and use.

The International Energy Agency. IEA is an intergovernmental body committed to advancing security of energy supply, economic growth and environmental sustainability through energy policy co-operation. FE is involved in many aspects of the IEA, including emergency preparedness, clean coal technology transfer, and the Unconventional Gas Forum.