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.
20 Feb 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 20 February 2017--The price of OPEC basket of thirteen crudes stood at $53.11 a barrel on Friday, compared with $53.14 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations. (View Archives)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
01 Nov 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 1 November 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, gave a telephone interview to the host of "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas". The interview was broadcast on Monday, 31 October.
29 Oct 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 29 October 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo received Azerbaijani Minister of Energy HE Natig Aliyev and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna, Galib Israfilov, prior to the OPEC–non-OPEC 1st Meeting of the High-level Committee, held at the OPEC Secretariat on Saturday.
19 Oct 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 19 October 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, was yesterday joined by the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Dr Fatih Birol, on a two-man panel session at the Oil & Money conference in London. The session was moderated by Alex Schindelar, News Editor at Energy Intelligence.