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OPEC 173rd Meeting concludes

01 Dec 2017 | The 173rd Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, 30 November 2017, under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, and Head of its Delegation.

Declaration of Cooperation

30 Nov 2017 | The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Azerbaijan, Kingdom of Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Sultanate of Oman, the Russian Federation, Republic of Sudan, Republic of South Sudan.

Opening address to the 173rd Meeting of the OPEC Conference

30 Nov 2017 | by HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, and President of the OPEC Conference.

OPEC's World Oil Outlook 2017 launched in Vienna

07 Nov 2017 | The 2017 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) was launched today at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna. First published in 2007, the WOO offers a thorough review and assessment of the medium- and long-term prospects to 2040 for the global oil industry, as well as analysis of various sensitivities that have the potential to impact the petroleum industry in the years ahead.

OPEC Secretary General extends congratulations on UN Day

24 Oct 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has sent a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), HE António Guterres, in which he congratulated the UN family on UN day. The occasion has offered an opportunity to reflect on the success of OPEC’s cooperation with the UN in the past and look forward to future collaboration and partnership.

JMMC reports highest conformity level ever

21 Oct 2017 | The OPEC-Non-OPEC producing countries’ Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) stated that based on the report of its Joint Technical Committee (JTC) for the month of September 2017, OPEC and participating Non-OPEC producing countries have achieved a record high conformity level with the voluntary production adjustments, reaching 120%.

OPEC Secretary General meets with India’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas in New Delhi

10 Oct 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with HE Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas of India, in New Delhi. The meeting was attended by a group of accompanying OPEC senior officials and the Chief Executives of the ‘Group-7 of Indian Refiners’.

OPEC's World Oil Outlook to be launched 7 November 2017

29 Sep 2017 | The 2017 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) will be presented at a press conference to be held at the OPEC Secretariat on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 at 14:30 CET.

Historic OPEC Algiers Meeting: One Year Anniversary

28 Sep 2017 | Today (September 28, 2017) marks the first anniversary of the historic 170th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the OPEC Conference that took place in Algiers, Algeria. Here, the OPEC Conference opted for an OPEC-14 production adjustment ranging between 32.5 and 33 million barrels a day (mb/d), in order to accelerate and bring the market rebalancing forward.

JMMC reports highest ever conformity level

22 Sep 2017 | The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) stated that based on the Report of the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Technical Committee (JTC) for the month of August 2017, OPEC and participating Non-OPEC producing countries recorded the highest conformity ever with their voluntary adjustments in production, achieving a level of 116%.

OPEC Secretary General meets with new Venezuelan Oil Minister

15 Sep 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met today with HE Eng. Eulogio Del Pino, Minister of the People’s Ministry of Petroleum of Venezuela at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

OPEC turns 57 today

14 Sep 2017 | The Fourteenth of September is always a special day for OPEC.  It is the day in 1960 when the five Founding Members of OPEC, Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela created OPEC at the historic ‘Baghdad Conference’.  Today is the Organization’s 57th anniversary.

OPEC hosts farewell luncheon for the Russian Ambassador in Vienna, HE Vladimir Voronkov

06 Sep 2017 | The OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, with members of OPEC Secretariat management, today hosted HE Vladimir Voronkov, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna, to a farewell luncheon in Vienna.

OPEC’s ‘Special Day’ takes place at Expo2017 in Astana

05 Sep 2017 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) held its ‘Special Day’ at Expo2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The event represents the climax of 93 days of participation by OPEC at the Expo and reinforced the thriving relationship between the Republic of Kazakhstan and OPEC.

OPEC Secretary General extends condolences to US Secretary of Energy following Hurricane Harvey

05 Sep 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, sent a letter to the Secretary of Energy of the United States of America, Rick Perry, conveying his condolences for the tragic loss of life in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The letter expressed OPEC’s solidarity with the people and Government of the US during these trying times, particularly those in the flood afflicted areas of Louisiana and Texas.

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