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OPEC Secretary General welcomes new Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

26 Jun 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has congratulated HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on his appointment as the new Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following the announcement of the decision in a Royal Decree by King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

Nominations for OPEC Awards now open

22 Jun 2017 | OPEC today called for nominations to be made for its two prestigious industry awards:  one for Journalism and another for Research.

JMMC reports best conformity level ever for May 2017

22 Jun 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 May 2017, OPEC and participating Non-OPEC producing countries recorded the highest conformity ever with their voluntary adjustments in production, achieving a level of 106%.

OPEC launches Annual Statistical Bulletin

13 Jun 2017 | The OPEC Secretariat is pleased to announce the release of the 52nd edition of the Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB).

OPEC to hold 7th International Seminar in Vienna 20−21 June 2018

09 Jun 2017 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will host the 7th OPEC International Seminar at the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, on 20−21 June 2018 under the theme, ‘Petroleum – cooperation for a sustainable future’.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Russian Prime Minister and other officials in Moscow

01 Jun 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, following the conclusion of the Sixth High-level Meeting of the OPEC-Russia Energy Dialogue that was held on 31 May 2017 in Moscow.

Sixth Meeting of the OPEC-Russia Energy Dialogue

31 May 2017 | [Joint Conclusion] The Sixth High-level Meeting of the OPEC-Russia Energy Dialogue was held on 31 May 2017 in Moscow. The Meeting was co-chaired by HE Alexander Novak, the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation; HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and President of the OPEC Conference; and HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC.

2nd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting concludes

25 May 2017 | Following the conclusion of the 172nd Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) held today at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, Ministers from OPEC Member Countries met with their counterparts from non-OPEC oil producing countries that participated in the Declaration of Cooperation of 10 December 2016.

OPEC 172nd Meeting concludes

25 May 2017 | The 172nd Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, 25 May 2017, under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry & Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia and Head of its Delegation.

Opening address to the 172nd Meeting of the OPEC Conference

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

JMMC reports steady and convincing progress towards 100% conformity and recommends a nine-month extension

24 May 2017 | The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) convened in Vienna, Austria, for its third meeting on 24 May 2017 and stated that, based on the Report of the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Technical Committee (JTC) for the Month of April 2017, OPEC and participating Non-OPEC producing countries have shown steady and convincing progress towards full conformity with their respective adjustments in production.

Second High-level Meeting of the OPEC-India Energy Dialogue

22 May 2017 | [Joint Conclusion] The second High-level Meeting of the OPEC-India Energy Dialogue was held on 22 May 2017 in Vienna.  The Meeting was co-chaired by the OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and HE Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

JMMC reports yet another high level of conformity

28 Apr 2017 | The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) reported that based on the Report of the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Technical Committee (JTC) for the month of March, OPEC and Non-OPEC countries have continued their high level of conformity with their voluntary adjustments in production.

OPEC Secretary General speaks at International Oil Summit in Paris

27 Apr 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, was today joined by HE Dr. Sun Xiansheng, the Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF) and Mr. Keisuke Sadamori, the Director of the Energy Markets and Security Division at the International Energy Agency (IEA), on a panel session at the 18th International Oil Summit in Paris.  The session was moderated by Mr. Claude Mandil, a former Executive Director of the IEA.

OPEC Secretary General participates in 3rd GCC Petroleum Media Forum

24 Apr 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and an accompanying delegation took part in the 3rd GCC Petroleum Media Forum held in Abu Dhabi 19-20 April under the auspices of His Highness, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.

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