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Nigeria hopeful crude oil price will rise to its true value soon

23 Sep 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 23 September 2016--The Nigerian Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari is “very hopeful” that the price of crude oil will soon get back to levels that justify the true value of the commodity, according to the country’s Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.

OPEC daily basket price stood at $43.27 a barrel Thursday, 22 September 2016

23 Sep 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 23 September 2016--The price of OPEC basket of fourteen crudes stood at $43.27 a barrel on Thursday, compared with $42.54 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations. (View Archives)

OPEC Secretary General receives Nigerian community leaders

16 Sep 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 16 September 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received a group of about 30 leaders from Austria’s Nigerian community at the OPEC Secretariat on Friday 2 September. The Secretary General thanked them for their solidarity and said it was an honour to be “in the midst of brothers and sisters from home”.

UAE Ambassador visits OPEC Secretary General

14 Sep 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 14 September 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo received United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Austria, HE Hamad Al Kaabi, at the OPEC headquarters on 30 August.

OPEC Secretary General receives Venezuelan Ambassador

02 Sep 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 2 September 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received Venezuela’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations, HE Jesse Chacón, at the OPEC Secretariat on 30 August 2016.

OPEC Secretary General meets Nigerian Ambassador

30 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 30 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo met with HE Gazing Jessy Napmwang Dangtim, Charge d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Austria and Slovakia, at the OPEC Secretariat.

OPEC Secretary General visits OFID Director General

30 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 30  August 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo met with HE Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish, Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), on 26 August at the Fund’s headquarters in the Austrian capital.

OPEC Secretary General receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation

26 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 26 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo received the Russian Federation’s Permanent Representative to International Organizations, HE Vladimir Voronkov, at the OPEC Secretariat yesterday.

OPEC Secretary General receives Libyan Ambassador

25 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 25 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received HE Dr. Ibrahim Al-Besbas, Libya’s Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to the International Organizations, on 23 August 2016 at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

OPEC Secretary General receives Ambassador of Indonesia

25 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 25 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received on 23 August, HE Rachmat Budiman, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

OPEC Secretary General meets Algerian Ambassador in Vienna

23 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 23 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, today received Algerian Ambassador to Austria, HE Ms Faouzia Mebarki, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna.

OPEC Secretary General receives Iraqi Ambassador

23 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 23 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo received the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, HE Auday Al-Khairalla, at the OPEC Secretariat yesterday.

OPEC Secretary General receives Qatari Ambassador

22 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 22 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo received HE Ali Khalfan Al-Mansouri, Qatar’s Ambassador to Austria and Slovenia, and currently Permanent Representative to the International Organizations, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, on 10 August 2016.

Moroccan Ambassador discusses COP 22 with OPEC Secretary General

19 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 19 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, recently received HE Ali El Mhamdi, Morocco’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative in Vienna, Austria, during which the officials discussed the COP 22 climate change talks due to be hosted by the African Kingdom in November.

OPEC Secretary General receives IR Iran’s Ambassador to international organizations

12 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 12 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received HE Reza Najafi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations and other international organizations, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, on 10 August 2016.

OPEC saddened at news of Robert Mabro’s passing away

08 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 8 August 2016--The OPEC Secretariat was deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of Prof Robert Mabro, one of the international energy sector’s most respected academics and “a dear friend of OPEC”.

OPEC Secretary General receives first official visit at OPEC Secretariat

08 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 8 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received his first official visit on 5 August 2016 at the Organization’s Secretariat in Vienna, Austria. HE Wilson Pástor Morris, Ambassador of Ecuador to Austria and the country’s OPEC Governor, was the guest of honour.

OPEC Secretariat sends condolences to Ecuador

19 Apr 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 19 April 2016--The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) Secretariat has expressed its sincerest condolences to the government and people of Ecuador following the devastating earthquake that hit the country on the 16th of April, 2016.

Member Country professionals attend training on OPEC and the oil market

03 Mar 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 3 March 2016--High-potential, mid-level professionals from OPEC Member Countries learned about the structures and function of various departments at the Secretariat and gained insight into the oil market during a one-week training course held at the OPEC headquarters from 22–26 February.

Equitable energy ambitions - OPEC Secretary General

05 Nov 2015 | The world’s leading economies must strike a balance between renewables development and providing access to energy for those currently living without, ensuring that modern energy services are a realistic and attainable goal for all, writes Abdalla Salem El-Badri, Secretary General, OPEC.

Students express appreciation for “unique” OPEC Seminar experience

17 Jun 2015 | Vienna, Austria, 17 June 2015--A group of students that attended the 6th OPEC International Seminar in Vienna on June 3-4 has written to the Organization, thanking it for providing them with a “unique” experience and for “promoting the youth of our countries”.

Security of energy supplies inextricably linked with demand - El-Badri

08 May 2015 | Vienna, Austria, 8 May 2015--An Article by OPEC Secretary General, HE Abdalla Salem El-Badri, for the publication produced for the 41st G7 Summit, which will be held in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria, Germany on June 7–8, 2015.

Interview by OPEC's Director of Research Division

07 May 2015 | Vienna, Austria, 7 May 2015--The Director of Research Division at the OPEC Secretariat, Dr. Omar S. Abdul-Hamid, gave an interview to Siemens magazine "Pictures of the Future". The interview was published in the Spring 2015 issue.

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