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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

Indonesia officially asks OPEC to reactivate its membership

08 Sep 2015 | Indonesia has submitted an official request to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to reactivate its full membership in the Organization.

Reflections on 50 years in Vienna

01 Sep 2015 | [On the occasion of 50 years of OPEC in Vienna]

Today marks the 50-year anniversary of the signing of the Host Agreement on 1 September 1965 between OPEC and the Federal Republic of Austria. Since then, OPEC and its Secretariat have enjoyed a positive and fruitful relationship with the Austrian government and its host City of Vienna.

Fourth Meeting of the OPEC-Russia Energy Dialogue

30 Jul 2015 | [Joint Conclusion] The fourth High Level Meeting of the OPEC-Russia Energy Dialogue was held on 30 July 2015 in Moscow. The Meeting was chaired by the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, Alexander Novak, and the Secretary General of OPEC, Abdalla Salem El-Badri.

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.

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