Press Releases 2008

151st (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference

17 Dec 2008 | The 151st (Extraordinary) Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convened in Oran, Algeria, on 17 December 2008, under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Dr Chakib Khelil, Minister of Energy and Mines of Algeria and Head of its Delegation, and its Alternate President, HE Eng José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos, Minister of Petroleum of Angola and Head of its Delegation.

Opening address to the 151st (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference

17 Dec 2008 | by HE Dr. Chakib Khelil, Minister of Energy and Mines of Algeria and President of the Conference

Continuation of high-level dialogue between OPEC and Russia

24 Oct 2008 | HE Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation and HE Abdalla Salem El Badri, Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) met on 22nd October, 2008, in Moscow. The meeting was attended by Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Igor Sechin, Minister of Energy, Sergei Shmatko, as well as high-level officials.

150th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference

24 Oct 2008 | The 150th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convened at OPEC Headquarters, Vienna, Austria, on 24 October 2008, under the Chairmanship of the President of the Conference, His Excellency Dr Chakib Khelil, Minister of Energy and Mines of Algeria and Head of its Delegation.

OPEC’s Extraordinary Meeting re-scheduled for Friday, 24th October 2008

16 Oct 2008 |

Resolutions of the 149th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

10 Oct 2008 | The 149th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, held in Vienna, Austria on 9–10 September 2008, adopted the following Resolutions, which, in accordance with customary procedures, have been ratified by the Member Countries and are issued herewith:

OPEC to hold (Extraordinary) Meeting on 18 November in Vienna

09 Oct 2008 | The Organization is concerned about the deteriorating economic conditions with contagion risks. The subprime mortgage problems that have been observed for a long time have created a shock wave in financial institutions resulting in huge losses, and escalating credit squeeze which has turned into a deep financial crisis. The continuing turmoil in the financial market has spread to many regions and created even more uncertainties for the world economy.

149th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

10 Sep 2008 | The 149th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convened in Vienna, Austria, on 9th and 10th September 2008, under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Dr. Chakib Khelil, Minister of Energy & Mines of Algeria and Head of its Delegation, and its Alternate President, HE Desidério da Graça Verissímo e Costa, Minister of Petroleum of Angola and Head of its Delegation.

Opening address to the 149th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

09 Sep 2008 | by HE Dr. Chakib Khelil, Minister of Energy and Mines of Algeria and President of the Conference

OPEC's Annual Statistical Bulletin and World Oil Outlook for launch July 10

03 Jul 2008 | The public presentation of OPEC’s 2007 Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB) and the World Oil Outlook (WOO) 2008 will take place at the OPEC Secretariat on July 10, 2008 at 1500 hours, Vienna time (GMT+2).

Further steps in the constructive EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue

24 Jun 2008 | The fifth ministerial-level meeting of the Energy Dialogue between the European Union (EU) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) took place in Brussels, today.

Joint Statement by Saudi Arabia and the Secretariats of IEA, IEF and OPEC (Jeddah Energy Meeting, 22 June 2008)

22 Jun 2008 | Below is the Joint Statement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Secretariats of the International Energy Agency, the International Energy Forum and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, following the Jeddah Energy Meeting in Saudi Arabia, 22 June 2008.

OPEC Secretary General visits Venezuela

21 May 2008 | Abdalla Salem El-Badri, OPEC Secretary General, who is currently on a week long working visit to the two OPEC Member Countries in Latin America, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Republic of Ecuador, was on Tuesday granted audience by President Hugo Chavez Frias, in Caracas.

Press statement by HE Abdalla Salem El-Badri, OPEC Secretary General

08 May 2008 | In recent months, oil prices have become increasingly volatile, mainly driven by financial market developments and the increased flow of speculative funds into oil futures. The turmoil in some global equity markets and the considerable depreciation in the US dollar have encouraged investors to seek better returns in commodities, particularly in the crude oil futures market. This has driven prices higher.

Resolutions adopted by the 148th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

05 Apr 2008 | The 148th (Ordinary) Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) held in Vienna, Austria, 5 March 2008, adopted the following Resolutions, which, in accordance with customary procedures, have been ratified by the Member Countries and are issued herewith:

OPEC Secretary General’s visit to IEA underscores shared commitment to dialogue

25 Mar 2008 | The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are strongly committed to their active dialogue on energy issues. This emerged from a meeting between the IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka and the OPEC Secretary General HE Abdalla Salem El-Badri today in Paris.

148th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

05 Mar 2008 | The 148th (Ordinary) Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convened in Vienna, Austria, on 5 March 2008, under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Dr Chakib Khelil, Minister of Energy and Mines of Algeria and Head of its Delegation, and its Alternate President, HE Desidério da Graça Veríssimo e Costa, Minister of Petroleum of Angola and Head of its Delegation.

Opening address to the 148th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

05 Mar 2008 | by HE Dr. Chakib Khelil, Minister of Energy and Mines of Algeria and President of the Conference

147th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference

01 Feb 2008 | The 147th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held at the OPEC Headquarters in Vienna on 1 February 2008, under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Dr Chakib Khelil, Minister of Energy and Mines of Algeria and Head of its Delegation, in order to review recent developments in world oil markets.

Resolution of the 146th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference

05 Jan 2008 | The 146th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, held in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 5 December 2007, adopted the following Resolution, which, in accordance with customary procedures, has been ratified by the Member Countries and is issued herewith:

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