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OPEC Secretary General visits Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

14 Aug 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has visited Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in London at the residence of the Nigerian High Commissioner – Abuja House.

JTC holds Special Consultations in Abu Dhabi with Several Producing Countries

08 Aug 2017 | The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Technical Committee (JTC) held an extraordinary session in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, with some of the producing countries participating in the Declaration of Cooperation. The objective of the meetings was to discuss conformity with the voluntary production adjustments outlined in the extension of the Declaration, which became effective on 1 July 2017.

OPEC Secretary General meets with the President and Oil Minister of Gabon

02 Aug 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with Gabon’s President, HE Ali Bongo Ondimba, and the country’s Minister of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons, HE Pascal Houangni Ambouroue and other Gabonese officials. Each meeting was also attended by a group of accompanying OPEC officials.

OPEC Secretary General meets with the President and Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea

29 Jul 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met yesterday with the President of Equatorial Guinea, HE Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and the Prime Minister, HE Francisco Pascual Eyegue Obama Asue, in the city of Djibloho. The meetings were also attended by the country’s Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy, HE Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, as well as other OPEC officials.

JMMC continues efforts to effectively monitor the implementation of the Declaration of Cooperation

29 Jul 2017 | Following the 4th Meeting of the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 24 July 2017, the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Technical Committee (JTC) has been instructed to convene with some OPEC Member Countries as well as some non-OPEC participating countries to identify ways and means of raising levels of conformity.

JMMC expresses confidence that the oil market is steadily progressing towards rebalancing

24 Jul 2017 | The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) met in St. Petersburg for its fourth meeting on 24 July 2017 to review the June 2017 report as well as the first six months of the Declaration of Cooperation, as submitted by the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Technical Committee (JTC).  This meeting was graciously hosted by the Russian Federation, and the Committee expressed its deep appreciation to HE Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy, for the warm hospitality and excellent arrangements extended to all delegations.

OPEC holds intensive consultations in lead-up to JMMC

23 Jul 2017 | On Saturday, 22 July 2017, the President of the OPEC Conference, HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, together with OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with the OPEC delegations of Libya and Nigeria, who were in St. Petersburg, Russia, to attend the 6th Meeting of the Joint Technical Committee (JTC), in the lead-up to the 4th Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) scheduled to take place on Monday, 24 July 2017.

OPEC Board Appoints Key Research Division Management

18 Jul 2017 | The OPEC Board of Governors, at its 149th Extraordinary Meeting on 18 July 2017, has confirmed the appointment to the OPEC Secretariat of a new Director, Research Division, as well as new Heads for the Energy Studies and Petroleum Studies Departments, respectively.

OPEC Secretary General welcomes new Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

26 Jun 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has congratulated HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on his appointment as the new Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following the announcement of the decision in a Royal Decree by King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

Nominations for OPEC Awards now open

22 Jun 2017 | OPEC today called for nominations to be made for its two prestigious industry awards:  one for Journalism and another for Research.

JMMC reports best conformity level ever for May 2017

22 Jun 2017 | The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) stated that, based on the Report of the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Technical Committee (JTC) for the month of May 2017, OPEC and participating Non-OPEC producing countries recorded the highest conformity ever with their voluntary adjustments in production, achieving a level of 106%.

OPEC launches Annual Statistical Bulletin

13 Jun 2017 | The OPEC Secretariat is pleased to announce the release of the 52nd edition of the Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB).

OPEC to hold 7th International Seminar in Vienna 20−21 June 2018

09 Jun 2017 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will host the 7th OPEC International Seminar at the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, on 20−21 June 2018 under the theme, ‘Petroleum – cooperation for a sustainable future’.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Russian Prime Minister and other officials in Moscow

01 Jun 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, following the conclusion of the Sixth High-level Meeting of the OPEC-Russia Energy Dialogue that was held on 31 May 2017 in Moscow.

Sixth Meeting of the OPEC-Russia Energy Dialogue

31 May 2017 | [Joint Conclusion] The Sixth High-level Meeting of the OPEC-Russia Energy Dialogue was held on 31 May 2017 in Moscow. The Meeting was co-chaired by HE Alexander Novak, the Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation; HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and President of the OPEC Conference; and HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC.

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