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Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee reports solid progress made towards full conformity

24 Feb 2017 | The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) reported today that based on the Report of the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Technical Committee (JTC), OPEC and Non-OPEC countries are on the right track towards full conformity with their adjustments in production.

OPEC Secretary General speaks at IP Week conference in London

21 Feb 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, today (21 February 2017) delivered a keynote address at the International Petroleum (IP) Week conference in London.  The session was moderated by Manus Cranny, Markets Editor/Anchor, Bloomberg TV, who followed the Secretary General’s speech with a number of questions, including some from the audience.

High Level Experts Assess Energy Future at 7th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks

15 Feb 2017 | [Joint Press Release] The International Energy Forum (IEF), the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convened the Seventh IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks that successfully concluded its sessions debating short-, medium, and long-term energy outlooks and transport sector dynamics at the IEF Headquarters in Riyadh on 15 February 2017.

OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo meets with Saudi Minister Al-Falih, visits KAPSARC

15 Feb 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and an accompanying delegation of OPEC officials met Tuesday afternoon with HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh.  HE Al-Falih also serves as President of the OPEC Conference.

OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo visits Saudi Aramco

14 Feb 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with Amin Nasser, President and Chief Executive Officer and other senior officials of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil and gas company, at a meeting yesterday in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

OPEC Secretary General meets with TOTAL Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné

08 Feb 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of French oil and gas company TOTAL SA, during a high-level meeting Tuesday at the company’s headquarters.

OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo met with Eni's CEO Claudio Descalzi

07 Feb 2017 | The OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo met Eni’s CEO Claudio Descalzi yesterday at Eni’s headquarters in San Donato Milanese, south of Milan.

Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee concludes inaugural meeting

22 Jan 2017 | The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) concluded its inaugural meeting today at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

Venezuelan President, new Petroleum Minister meet OPEC Secretary General

17 Jan 2017 | The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, HE Nicolás Maduro Moros, met here yesterday with OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo.

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.

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