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Network for Gathering Overseas Information
In addition to the collection of overseas information via the Internet, JPEC’s researchers residing in Europe (Brussels, Belgium), the U.S.A. (Chicago) and China (Beijing) also gather firsthand local information. JPEC has been sharing information with organizations specializing in energy and petroleum worldwide in an effort to build a global network of petroleum-related information.
JPEC has been promoting technology exchanges with Asian countries, focusing on technical issues related to petroleum technology policies, refining facilities, and fuel oil quality. These exchanges have helped develop an information network as well as strengthen the relations with government-affiliated organizations and oil companies in each of the Asian countries concerned. In December 2013, JPEC’s office was established in China (Beijing), a country that is expected to see a continued rapid increase of domestic energy demand. A researcher from JPEC is residing in Beijing for collecting local information.
[Japan-China-Korea Petroleum Technology Conference]
[Japan-Thailand Technical Information Exchange Meeting]
[ASEAN Council on Petroleum (ASCOPE) - JPEC Workshop]
2) North America
Researchers have been sent to Chicago, the U.S.A., for an extended period of time for meeting with officials of major U.S. government agencies and energy-related organizations including the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for exchanging up-to-date information. They also collect the latest information about the energy policy directions, technological developments implemented on the basis of the anticipated energy policies, and environmental protection measures.
Researchers Have been sent to Brussels, Belgium, for an extended period of time to meet with officials of major government affiliated agencies and energy-related organizations including the European Commission (EC), European oil companies, Conservation of Clean Air and Water in Europe (CONCAWE) , and International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) for gathering information on EU’s initiatives in addressing environmental concerns, improving fuel quality, and developing technologies.