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OPEC daily basket price stood at $48.35 a barrel Thursday, 23 March 2017

24 Mar 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 24 March 2017--The price of OPEC basket of thirteen crudes stood at $48.35 a barrel on Thursday, compared with $48.28 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations. (View Archives)

OPEC Secretary General discusses expanding cooperation with IEF Head

16 Mar 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 16 March 2017--The Secretary General of OPEC, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met Tuesday with Dr. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the Riyadh-based International Energy Forum (IEF) at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna to discuss enhancing their fruitful cooperation.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Energy Charter Head

14 Mar 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 14 March 2017--The Secretary General of OPEC, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met on Monday, 13 March 2017 with the Secretary General of the Energy Charter Dr. Urban Rusnák at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna to discuss rekindling cooperation between the two bodies and future areas of collaboration.

OPEC Secretary General interviewed by Daniel Yergin for CERAWeek Live

07 Mar 2017 | The following link is to an interview of OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, by Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit, and Chairman of CERAWeek.  The interview is part of a series being conducted for CERAWeek Live.

The need for a stable world oil market

20 Feb 2017 | The following statement was made by Tord André Lien in December last year, when he was Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy. In it he stresses the need for a stable oil market and pledges support for OPEC and the Organization’s decision to reduce oil production in support of sustainable market stability. OPEC decided to adjust its production by 1.2 mb/d from 1 January 2017 for a period of six months. It was subsequently joined by a group of non-OPEC producers who have committed to a reduction of around 600,000 b/d.

"OPEC and the future" - An interview with the OPEC Secretary General

03 Feb 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 3 February 2017--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, recently gave an interview to the Petroleum Review.  Appearing in the February edition of the magazine, the Secretary General provided insights into the role of OPEC, the outlook for the oil market and the future of the global energy mix.

OPEC Secretary General brings OPEC perspective to World Economic Forum talks

26 Jan 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 26 January 2017--The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, took part in a series of sessions and high-level policy interactions at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, held from 17-20 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. He seized the opportunity to share OPEC’s extensive efforts undertaken during 2016 with the objective of advancing rebalancing of the oil market, and discussed the Organization’s perspective on short- and long-term oil market developments.

OPEC Secretary General named ‘Man of the Year’

05 Jan 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 5 January 2017--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has been named ‘Man of the Year’ for 2016 by The Daily, the leading African online newspaper.

OPEC Secretary General Congratulates El-Badri on Platts Award

16 Dec 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 16 December 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has congratulated former OPEC Secretary General, HE Abdalla Salem El-Badri, on recently been honoured at the Platts Global Energy Awards in the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ category.

OPEC Secretary General receives Japanese State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

02 Dec 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 2 December 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received HE Yosuke Takagi, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and his accompanying delegation today at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

APPA pledges support for OPEC’s initiatives

02 Dec 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 2 December 2016--The African Petroleum Producers' Association (APPA) has pledged its full support for OPEC’s ongoing efforts to reverse the decline in the price of crude, which has affected the international oil market since the middle of 2014.

OPEC Secretary General meets Heads of Delegation on eve of Conference

30 Nov 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 30 November 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with OPEC Member Country Heads of Delegation yesterday at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, on the eve of the 171st Meeting of the Conference.

Mayor of Vienna receives OPEC Secretary General

24 Nov 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 24 November 2016--HE Michael Häupl, Mayor of the City of Vienna, received OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, on Thursday, 24 November 2016, during a courtesy visit to Vienna City Hall (the Wiener Rathaus).

OPEC Secretary General participates in ADIPEC 2016

14 Nov 2016 | Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 November 2016--OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, last week attended the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2016, alongside a delegation from the OPEC Secretariat.  ADIPEC is one of the largest global oil and gas industry events, bringing together around 100,000 oil and gas industry professionals from 120 countries around the world.

Austrian Federal Chancellor receives OPEC Secretary General

13 Nov 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 13 November 2016--HE Christian Kern, the Austrian Federal Chancellor, received the OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, on Friday, 11 November 2016, at the Federal Chancellery in Vienna.

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