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OPEC Secretary General Barkindo pays inaugural visit to IEA

09 Sep 2016 | [Joint Press Release] HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, the recently-appointed Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), visited Paris on Friday to meet with Dr. Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, to underscore their commitment to continued cooperation and exchange views on recent oil market developments.

Iranian President meets with OPEC Secretary General

06 Sep 2016 | The Honorable President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, HE Dr. Hassan Rouhani, today met with HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Tehran. The meeting was also attended by HE Eng. Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, Iran’s Minister of Petroleum.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Algeria, Qatar Energy Ministers

06 Sep 2016 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry of Qatar and President of the OPEC Conference, and HE Noureddine Boutarfa, Minister of Energy of Algeria, at a meeting in Doha, Qatar, on Monday.

Qatar’s Prime Minister meets with OPEC Secretary General

05 Sep 2016 | HE Qatar’s Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani met in Doha on Sunday HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and discussed the oil market and other related issues.

OPEC President: Despite the Current Decline, Oil Market on the Path to Rebalancing

08 Aug 2016 | “Higher oil demand is expected in the 3rd and 4th Quarters”, HE Dr Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry and current OPEC President said, expressing positive sentiments in a brief released from OPEC.

El-Badri says farewell to the OPEC Secretariat

04 Aug 2016 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) today paid tribute to His Excellency Abdalla Salem El-Badri, departing OPEC Secretary General, following nine and a half years as head of the Organization. El-Badri’s term, which ended on 31 July 2016, is the longest in the history of the Organization.

Mohammad Barkindo takes office as OPEC Secretary General

01 Aug 2016 | His Excellency Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo of Nigeria assumed office today in his role as Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

Gabon Minister visits Secretariat as country rejoins the Organization

30 Jun 2016 | Today, a warm welcome was given to Gabon’s Minister of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons, His Excellency Etienne Dieudonné Ngoubou, during a visit to the Secretariat, a day before his country officially rejoins the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on 1 July, 2016.

OPEC’s Annual Statistical Bulletin to be launched 22 June 2016

22 Jun 2016 | The OPEC Secretariat is pleased to announce the release of the 51st edition of the Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB).

The primary purpose of the ASB is to make reliable data about the global oil and gas industry easily and publicly available. It thus functions as an important source of data for all the different stakeholders in the oil industry, while also ensuring greater data sharing and data transparency about the industry and its many actors. This has long been one of the Organization’s objectives.

OPEC 169th Meeting concludes

02 Jun 2016 | The 169th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, 2nd June 2016, under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry of the State of Qatar and Head of its Delegation.

Opening address to the 169th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

02 Jun 2016 | by HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry and President of the OPEC Conference

Joint Conclusion of the EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue 12th High-Level Meeting

21 Mar 2016 | The twelfth meeting of the energy dialogue between the European Union (EU) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) took place in Vienna, Austria today.

OPEC's World Oil Outlook to be launched 23 December 2015

18 Dec 2015 | The 2015 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) will be launched on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 at 11:00 CET.

OPEC 168th Meeting concludes

04 Dec 2015 | The 168th Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, 4th December 2015 under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, whom the Conference congratulated on his appointment as Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum Resources by HE President Muhammadu Buhari.

Opening address to the 168th Meeting of the OPEC Conference

04 Dec 2015 | by HE Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources of Nigeria and President of the OPEC Conference

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