Press Releases 2005

OPEC-Russia meet on Energy Dialogue

26 Dec 2005 | Today a meeting took place in Moscow between delegations headed by HE Victor Khristenko, Minister of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation, and HE Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, OPEC Conference President and Secretary General, who is also Minister of Energy of Kuwait.

Joint Statement of the 1st China-OPEC Energy Dialogue

22 Dec 2005 | A formal Energy Dialogue has been established in Beijing today between the People’s Republic of China and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

Second opening address to the 138th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference

12 Dec 2005 | by HE Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, President of the Conference and Minister of Energy for Kuwait

138th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference

12 Dec 2005 | The 138th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convened in Kuwait City, State of Kuwait, on 12 December 2005, under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Minister of Energy of the State of Kuwait and Head of its Delegation, and its Alternate President, HE Dr Edmund Maduabebe Daukoru, Minister of State for Petroleum of Nigeria and Head of its Delegation.

First opening address to the 138th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference

12 Dec 2005 | by HE Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, President of the Conference & Minister of Energy for Kuwait

Joint Press Release of the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of the EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue

02 Dec 2005 | The second meeting of the EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue took place at the OPEC Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, today.

OPEC Acting SG receives major Italian honour

31 Oct 2005 | Dr Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Acting for the OPEC Secretary General, has been awarded the Medal of the President of the Italian Republic.

Resolutions of the 137th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

20 Oct 2005 | The 137th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, held in Vienna, Austria, on September 19–20, 2005, adopted the following Resolutions, which, in accordance with customary procedures, have been ratified by the Member Countries and are issued herewith:

OPEC adopts comprehensive long-term strategy

20 Sep 2005 | OPEC has adopted a comprehensive long-term strategy at its Ministerial Conference which ended in Vienna today (20 September).

137th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

20 Sep 2005 | The 137th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convened in Vienna, Austria, on 19 and 20 September 2005, under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Minister of Energy of the State of Kuwait and Head of its Delegation, and its Alternate President, HE Dr. Edmund Maduabebe Daukoru, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources of Nigeria and Head of its Delegation.

Opening address to the 137th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

19 Sep 2005 | by HE Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, President of the Conference and Minister of Energy for Kuwait

OPEC clarifies news report on 2mb/d production increase

11 Sep 2005 | Our attention has been drawn to some newswire reports quoting from an interview to be published in the German magazine Der Spiegel, that OPEC plans to announce an increase of its Member Countries crude oil production by just under 2 million barrels per day at the next Conference, scheduled for September 19-20, attributing the statement to the Acting Secretary General, Dr Adnan Shihab-Eldin.

OPEC Member Country Kuwait pledges US $500m aid package to USA, in wake of Hurricane Katrina

04 Sep 2005 | OPEC Member Country Kuwait has pledged an aid package of US $500 million to the United States of America, in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina last week.

OPEC considers further measures to help ease problems caused by Hurricane Katrina

02 Sep 2005 | OPEC is considering what other measures it can take to help ease the severe problems caused by Hurricane Katrina, which had devastating consequences for the south-east of the United States of America earlier this week.

OPEC President sends US Energy Secretary condolences & assurance in the aftermath of Katrina

31 Aug 2005 | OPEC Conference President has today sent a message of condolence to the Government and people of the United States of America following the devastating hurricane which struck parts of the Southern States of the country earlier this week, causing enormous loss of life and property.

Statement by OPEC Conference President on the recent rising trend in oil prices

09 Aug 2005 | Statement by HE Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, OPEC Conference President & Secretary General, Minister of Energy of Kuwait

OPEC President sends message of condolence to Britain, after terror attack

07 Jul 2005 | The President of the OPEC Conference has sent a message of condolence to the British Government and people, following the terrorist attacks in London today. He also condemned the attacks, which occurred at a time when the country was hosting the Group of Eight Summit, whose purpose was to discuss crucial global issues, particularly affecting the plight of developing countries.

Composition of the new OPEC Reference Basket

15 Jun 2005 | The 136th (EO) Conference having received and deliberated this morning on the Report of the Secretariat on the composition of the new OPEC Reference Basket of crudes (ORB), has approved its implementation with effect from 16 June 2005.

136th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference

15 Jun 2005 | The 136th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convened in Vienna, Austria, on 15th June 2005, under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Minister of Energy of the State of Kuwait and Head of its Delegation, and its Alternate President, HE Dr. Edmund Maduabebe Daukoru, Nigerian Presidential Adviser on Petroleum & Energy and Head of its Delegation.

EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue

09 Jun 2005 | The first meeting of the EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue took place in Brussels today.

Third Joint OPEC/IEA Workshop

15 May 2005 | A joint workshop was organised today in Kuwait by the IEA and OPEC on the energy outlook in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Resolutions of the 135th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

16 Apr 2005 | The 135th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, held in Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran, on 16 March 2005, adopted the following Resolutions, which, in accordance with customary procedures, have been ratified by the Member Countries and are issued herewith:

135th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

16 Mar 2005 | The 135th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convened in Isfahan, I.R. Iran, on 16th March 2005, under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Minister of Energy of the State of Kuwait and Head of its Delegation, and its Alternate President, HE Dr. Edmund Daukoru, Nigerian Presidential Adviser on Petroleum & Energy and Head of its Delegation.

Opening address to the 135th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

16 Mar 2005 | by His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, President of the Conference and Minister of Energy for Kuwait.

Statement by OPEC Conference President on recent price development

06 Mar 2005 | Statement by HE Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, President of the Conference/Secretary General of OPEC and Minister of Energy of Kuwait on recent price development.

134th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference

30 Jan 2005 | The 134th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convened in Vienna, Austria, on 30 January 2005, under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Minister of Energy of the State of Kuwait and Head of its Delegation, and its Alternate President, HE Dr. Edmund Daukoru, Nigerian Presidential Adviser on Petroleum Energy and Head of its Delegation.

OPEC Acting Secretary General expresses assurances on adequate supply despite recent price rise

14 Jan 2005 | The world oil market remains adequately supplied with crude, despite supply concerns and the expectation of colder weather in the northern hemisphere, the OPEC Acting Secretary General, Dr Adnan Shihab-Eldin said Friday in Vienna.

Resolutions of the 133rd (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference

10 Jan 2005 | The 133rd Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, held in Cairo, Egypt, on December 10, 2004, adopted the following Resolutions, which, in accordance with customary procedures, have been ratified by the Member Countries and are issued herewith:

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