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OPEC’s Annual Statistical Bulletin to be launched 24 June 2015

24 Jun 2015 | The OPEC Secretariat is pleased to announce the release of the 50th edition of the Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB). Over the last five decades, OPEC Member Countries have accomplished substantial achievements in ensuring adequate crude oil supply to meet increasing demand. Proven crude oil reserves in OPEC Member Countries have increased from 245 billion barrels at the end of 1964 to 1206 billion barrels at the end of 2014. In addition crude oil production in OPEC Member Countries has almost tripled since then, from an average of 12.5 mb/d in 1964 to 30.7 mb/d during 2014.

OPEC 167th Meeting concludes

05 Jun 2015 | The 167th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, 5th June 2015 under the Chairmanship of its Alternate President, HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry of Qatar and Head of its Delegation.

Opening address to the 167th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

05 Jun 2015 | by HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry and Alternate President of the OPEC Conference

OPEC Names Two Winners for its 2015 Awards

04 Jun 2015 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced this year’s recipients of the OPEC Award for Research and the OPEC Award for Journalism at a Gala Dinner held at Vienna City Hall on Wednesday, June 3. The event was part of the 6th OPEC International Seminar.

Executive Meeting between OPEC and Siemens AG

05 Feb 2015 | Joint Conclusion - An Executive Meeting between OPEC and Siemens AG took place in Vienna today. The meeting was chaired by HE Abdalla Salem El-Badri, OPEC Secretary General, and Mr Joe Kaeser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG. The meeting was also attended by an executive-level delegation from Siemens AG, including Board Member and Head of Siemens Power and O&G Business, Lisa Davis, as well as senior officials and department heads from the OPEC Secretariat, including Dr Omar S. Abdul-Hamid, Director of the Research Division.

OPEC 166th Meeting concludes

27 Nov 2014 | The 166th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, 27th November 2014 under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Abdourhman Ataher Al-Ahirish, Libyan Vice Prime Minister for Corporations and Head of its Delegation.

Opening address to the 166th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

27 Nov 2014 | by HE Abdourhman Ataher Al-Ahirish, Libya's Vice Prime Minister for Corporations and President of the OPEC Conference

OPEC's World Oil Outlook and Annual Statistical Bulletin to be launched 6 November 2014

02 Oct 2014 | The 2014 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) and 2014 Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB) will be presented at a press conference to be held at the OPEC Secretariat on Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 14:30  CET.  The WOO and ASB are OPEC’s flagship annual publications.

Third High-Level Meeting of the OPEC-Russia Energy Dialogue

16 Sep 2014 |

[Joint Conclusion] The third high-level meeting of the OPEC-Russia Energy Dialogue took place in Vienna today. The meeting was chaired by HE Abdalla Salem El-Badri, OPEC Secretary General, and HE Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation. The meeting was also attended by a senior delegation from the Russian Federation and senior officials from the OPEC Secretariat.

OPEC’s Annual Statistical Bulletin to be launched 18 July 2014

18 Jul 2014 | The OPEC Secretariat is pleased to announce the release of the 49th online edition of the Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB).

Joint Conclusion of the EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue

24 Jun 2014 | The eleventh Ministerial meeting of the energy dialogue between the European Union (EU) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) took place in Brussels on 24 June 2014.

OPEC 165th Meeting concludes

11 Jun 2014 | The 165th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convened in Vienna, Austria, on 11 June 2014 under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Omar Ali ElShakmak, Acting Minister of Oil & Gas of Libya and Head of its Delegation.

Opening address to the 165th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

11 Jun 2014 | by HE Omar Ali ElShakmak, Acting Minister of Oil and Gas of Libya and President of the OPEC Conference

OPEC to hold its 6th International Seminar in Vienna on 3−4 June 2015

30 Apr 2014 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will host its 6th International Seminar at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, on 3−4 June 2015. The theme of the event is “Petroleum — An Engine for Global Development”.

IEA, IEF, and OPEC host 4th Joint Workshop

31 Mar 2014 | The International Energy Agency (IEA), International Energy Forum (IEF), and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) today hosted the 4th Joint Workshop on the Interactions between Physical and Financial Energy Markets in Vienna, Austria. This high-level technical event brought together a broad range of experts from industry, governments, and the financial and regulatory sectors of the developed and emerging economies to discuss the interactions between physical and financial energy markets.

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