OPEC's World Oil Outlook and Annual Statistical Bulletin to be launched 6 November 2014

No 5/2014
Vienna, Austria
02 Oct 2014

The 2014 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) and 2014 Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB) will be presented at a press conference to be held at the OPEC Secretariat on Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 14:30  CET.  The WOO and ASB are OPEC’s flagship annual publications.

First published in 2007, the WOO provides in-depth review and analysis of the global oil industry, and offers a thorough assessment of various scenarios in the medium- and long-term development of the oil industry.  The publication is a reference, providing insights into the upstream and downstream, supply and demand, costs, investments, the potential impact of policies and sustainable development.  It also provides in-depth, expert analysis of many of the various challenges and opportunities facing the global oil industry.

The ASB provides detailed statistical data on many aspects related to crude oil and natural gas activities in both OPEC and non-OPEC countries.  It presents time-series data on many aspects of the international petroleum industry, including exploration, production and transportation, refining, and imports and exports.

OPEC’s Secretary General, HE Abdalla S. El-Badri, and senior members of management will be available after the presentation of the publications to answer questions.

Media and analysts requiring a copy of the WOO prior to the scheduled press conference may request a 48-hour embargoed copy, which will be made available on Tuesday, 4 November at 14:30 CET.

For the first time, an interactive version of the WOO will be made available. This will be formally announced at the press conference.

The interactive version of the 2014 ASB, which incorporates a complete PDF file, is already available online at: http://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/202.htm.

Journalists and analysts who would like to attend the press conference are asked to visit the OPEC website for accreditation:  http://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/press_room/309.htm.