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JMMC reports high level of conformity

26 Mar 2017 | The Joint OPEC/Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) convened in Kuwait City for its second meeting on 26 March 2017. It announced that, based on the Report of the Joint OPEC/Non-OPEC Technical Committee (JTC) for the month of February 2017, OPEC and participating non-OPEC countries have continued their progress towards full conformity with their voluntary adjustments in production.

High-level experts meet for 2nd Joint IEA-IEF-OPEC Technical Meeting on the Interactions between Physical and Financial Energy Markets

16 Mar 2017 | [Joint Press Release] The International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) met today at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, to participate in the 2nd Joint IEA-IEF-OPEC Technical Meeting on the Interactions between Physical and Financial Energy Markets. The Joint Meeting represents the 7th event in this ongoing dialogue.

OPEC Secretary General meets with new Deputy Secretary-General of the UN

11 Mar 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met on March 10 with the new Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Amina J. Mohammed.  Ms. Mohammed is a former Minister of the Environment in Nigeria.

OPEC Secretary General participates in CERAWeek 2017

10 Mar 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, was Tuesday (March 7) joined by the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Dr. Fatih Birol, in a two-man plenary session at the CERAWeek 2017 in Houston.  The energy dialogue was moderated by Daniel Yergin Vice Chairman, IHS Markit, and Chairman of CERAWeek.

OPEC Secretary General meets with top officials in Nigeria

06 Mar 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, paid a working visit to his home country, Nigeria, from February 25–March 3.  This was his first visit since his assumption of the office of Secretary General on August 1 last year.  During the visit he met with HE Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Abuja, Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, as well as senior government and corporate leaders.

Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee reports solid progress made towards full conformity

24 Feb 2017 | The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) reported today that based on the Report of the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Technical Committee (JTC), OPEC and Non-OPEC countries are on the right track towards full conformity with their adjustments in production.

OPEC Secretary General speaks at IP Week conference in London

21 Feb 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, today (21 February 2017) delivered a keynote address at the International Petroleum (IP) Week conference in London.  The session was moderated by Manus Cranny, Markets Editor/Anchor, Bloomberg TV, who followed the Secretary General’s speech with a number of questions, including some from the audience.

High Level Experts Assess Energy Future at 7th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks

15 Feb 2017 | [Joint Press Release] The International Energy Forum (IEF), the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convened the Seventh IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks that successfully concluded its sessions debating short-, medium, and long-term energy outlooks and transport sector dynamics at the IEF Headquarters in Riyadh on 15 February 2017.

OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo meets with Saudi Minister Al-Falih, visits KAPSARC

15 Feb 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and an accompanying delegation of OPEC officials met Tuesday afternoon with HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh.  HE Al-Falih also serves as President of the OPEC Conference.

OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo visits Saudi Aramco

14 Feb 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with Amin Nasser, President and Chief Executive Officer and other senior officials of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil and gas company, at a meeting yesterday in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

OPEC Secretary General meets with TOTAL Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné

08 Feb 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of French oil and gas company TOTAL SA, during a high-level meeting Tuesday at the company’s headquarters.

OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo met with Eni's CEO Claudio Descalzi

07 Feb 2017 | The OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo met Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi yesterday at Eni’s headquarters in San Donato Milanese, south of Milan.

Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee concludes inaugural meeting

22 Jan 2017 | The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) concluded its inaugural meeting today at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

Venezuelan President, new Petroleum Minister meet OPEC Secretary General

17 Jan 2017 | The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, HE Nicolás Maduro Moros, met here yesterday with OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo.

OPEC Secretary General participates in Atlantic Council Global Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

14 Jan 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, this week attended a new flagship initiative - the Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi - organized by the Atlantic Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Energy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the Mubadala Development Company and the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC).

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