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OPEC Secretary General participates in Atlantic Council Global Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

14 Jan 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, this week attended a new flagship initiative - the Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi - organized by the Atlantic Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Energy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the Mubadala Development Company and the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC).

OPEC Secretary General meets Kuwait’s Emir, Oil Minister and other senior Kuwaiti officials

11 Jan 2017 | His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of the State of Kuwait, received on January 9, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), accompanied by HE Issam A. Almarzooq, Kuwait’s Minister of Oil and its Minister of Electricity & Water, at Bayan Palace, Kuwait City.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry

08 Jan 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry of Qatar on Saturday, 7 January.

OPEC Secretary General attends meetings, workshop at Columbia University

16 Dec 2016 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and an accompanying delegation, took part in a series of activities at the Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) in New York on 15 December, the fourth day of his visit to the United States.

IEA, IEF and OPEC hold 3rd Symposium on Gas and Coal Market Outlooks

15 Dec 2016 | [Joint Press Release] The 3rd Symposium on Gas and Coal Market Outlooks was held in Paris on Wednesday, 14 December 2016, with the purpose of exchanging views and comparing outlooks for natural gas and coal markets in the short, medium and long term.

OPEC Secretary General meets with officials from the US EIA and IADB

15 Dec 2016 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with the Administrator of the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), Adam Sieminski, and other senior staff members, over a working breakfast on 14 December.

OPEC Secretary General visits the United States

14 Dec 2016 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has embarked on a week-long visit to the United States for meetings with the International Monetary Fund, the United States Energy Information Administration, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Columbia University and IHS Markit.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Indian Petroleum Minister and other officials in New Delhi

13 Dec 2016 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with HE Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, after delivering a keynote speech at Petrotech, an international oil and gas conference held in New Delhi on Monday, 5 December.

OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

10 Dec 2016 | Following the ‘Vienna Agreement’ decided upon at the 171st Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on 30th November, 2016, Ministers from OPEC met with a number of Ministers from non-OPEC oil producing countries on Saturday, 10th December, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna.

OPEC 171st Meeting concludes

30 Nov 2016 | The 171st Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, 30th November 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 171st Meeting of the OPEC Conference

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

OPEC Secretary General visits IR Iran

21 Nov 2016 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with IR Iran’s Minister of Petroleum, HE Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, during a closed-door session on November 19 in the capital city of Tehran.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Ecuador’s President in Quito

19 Nov 2016 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, on November 17 in the capital city of Quito. The meeting was also attended by Guillaume Long, the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Venezuela’s President meets with OPEC Secretary General in Caracas

17 Nov 2016 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, yesterday (November 16) met in Caracas with the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. The meeting took place at the Miraflores Palace and also present were the Minister of the President’s Office, HE Carmen Meléndez, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Delcy Rodríguez, and the Minister of Petroleum, HE Eng. Eulogio Del Pino.

OPEC's World Oil Outlook 2016 launched at ADIPEC

08 Nov 2016 | The 2016 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) was today launched at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2016 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This year is the tenth edition of the WOO, a significant milestone for OPEC’s flagship publication, which offers a thorough review and assessment of various scenarios related to the medium- and long-term development of the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil industry.

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