In Jun 2008 the Secretariat presented a Working Paper on Developing Oil Dimension to the attention of the Ministerial Council. Half a year later, in December 2008, the Ministerial Council took the decision to implement certain provisions of the Treaty on the oil sector and to establish the Oil Forum.
The Energy Community Oil Forum advises the Energy Community on matters related to the oil sector. The principles set in Article 63 to 65 of the Treaty are applicable to the Oil Forum. It meets annually in Belgrade, Serbia. The 1st Oil Forum took place on 24-25 Sep 2009.