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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.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Emir of Kuwait and senior Kuwaiti officials

07 Nov 2016 | His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of State of Kuwait, yesterday (November 6) met with His Excellency Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Bayan Palace, Kuwait City.

First-ever Smart App for OPEC Annual Statistical Bulletin to be launched at ADIPEC on 7 November 2016

05 Nov 2016 | [Joint Press Release] The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Ministry of Energy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to unveil a new Smart App version for OPEC's Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB) on 7 November 2016 at 11:00 am during the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) in the UAE.

OPEC finalizes new long-term strategy

02 Nov 2016 | OPEC’s Board of Governors has finalized a new and comprehensive long-term strategy (LTS) at a meeting held in Vienna on 2 November 2016. The document will be submitted for approval at the next OPEC Ministerial Conference to be held on 30 November 2016.

1st Meeting of the High-level Committee of the Algiers Accord - OPEC and non-OPEC oil producing countries

29 Oct 2016 | [Joint Press Release] The OPEC High-level Committee, established by the Algiers Accord, met with non-OPEC oil producing countries on Saturday, 29 October, at OPEC headquarters in Vienna.  It was preceded by the first High-Level Committee Meeting, held Friday, 28 October, among OPEC Member Countries.

Iraq’s President, Prime Minister meet with OPEC Secretary General in Baghdad

26 Oct 2016 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, today met in Baghdad separately with the President of Iraq, HE Dr. Fuad Masum, and Iraqi Prime Minister HE Dr. Haider Al-Abadi. The meetings were also attended by Iraq’s Oil Minister HE Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-Luiebi and other top government functionaries.

OPEC Secretary General meets Iraqi Oil Minister, Officials in Baghdad

26 Oct 2016 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and a delegation from the OPEC Secretariat, yesterday met with HE Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-Luiebi, Iraq’s Minister of Oil, and other senior officials in Baghdad.

Fifth High-level Meeting of the OPEC-Russia Energy Dialogue

24 Oct 2016 | [Joint Conclusion] The fifth High-level Meeting of the OPEC-Russia Energy Dialogue was held today at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna. The Meeting was chaired by HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC and HE Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.

OPEC's World Oil Outlook to be launched at ADIPEC on 8 November

19 Oct 2016 | The 2016 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) will be presented at a briefing to be held at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2016 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The launch will be held at the Middle East Petroleum Club VIP theatre on Tuesday, 8 November 2016 at 11:00 am local time.

OPEC Secretary General Meets UNFCCC Executive Secretary in Bonn

18 Oct 2016 | [Joint Press Release] Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC, visited Bonn last Friday to meet with Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to enhance cooperation between the UNFCCC and OPEC and exchange views on recent developments.

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