News 2017

OPEC daily basket price stood at $61.94 a barrel Monday, 11 December 2017

12 Dec 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 12 December 2017--The price of OPEC basket of fourteen crudes stood at $61.94 a barrel on Monday, compared with $61.03 the previous Friday, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations. (View Archives)

OPEC holds 2nd Technical Meeting of OPEC, Non-OPEC Participating Countries

27 Nov 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 27 November 2017--OPEC hosted the second edition of its OPEC and non-OPEC technical meeting under the umbrella of the Declaration of Cooperation at the OPEC Secretariat on 27 November.

OPEC Secretary General interviewed by Bloomberg at the Oil & Money Conference

20 Oct 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, discusses the currrent oil market environment with Bloomberg's Annmarie Hordern at the Oil & Money Conference in London.

OPEC Secretary General interviewed by Russia Today in Moscow

06 Oct 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, discusses the current oil market situation in an interview with Russia Today at the Russia Energy Week conference (October 3–7) in Moscow. The following is a link to the interview.

OPEC Secretary General interviewed by Bloomberg TV at Russia Energy Week

06 Oct 2017 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, discusses the current oil market situation with Bloomberg's Annmarie Hordern on ‘Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas’. The following is a link to the interview.

Russian Energy Week Forum plenary session

05 Oct 2017 | Moscow, Russia, 5 October 2017--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, yesterday shared a platform with Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, at Russian Energy Week in Moscow.

OPEC Secretary General receives Ambassador of Kazakhstan, HE Kairat Sarybay

26 Jul 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 26 July 2017--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, today received HE Kairat Sarybay, the Ambassador Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the International Organizations, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.  The Ambassador was joined by his Second Secretary, Askar Karibzhanov.

OPEC Secretary General attends the World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul

14 Jul 2017 |
Istanbul, Turkey, 14 July 2017--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, this week attended the 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) held in the historic city of Istanbul, Turkey.

OPEC Secretary General receives Minister of Finance of Ecuador, HE Carlos de la Torre

07 Jul 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 7 July 2017--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received today HE Carlos de la Torre, Minister of Finance of Ecuador, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

OPEC Secretary General receives Nigerian Minister of Finance HE Kemi Adeosun

07 Jul 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 7 July 2017--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received yesterday (6 July), Nigerian Minister of Finance HE Kemi Adeosun, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

OPEC and KAPSARC meet in Vienna

23 Jun 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 23 June 2017--As a follow-up to discussions held in February this year between OPEC and the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), a technical working session between the respective organizations was held at the OPEC Secretariat on 12 June 2017.

OPEC Participates in the Astana Expo 2017

16 Jun 2017 | Astana, Kazakhstan, 16 June 2017--The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is participating in the International Specialized Exhibition, Expo 2017, which opened in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 10 June and will run until 10 September 2017. 

OPEC Secretary General receives Mexican Deputy Secretary of Energy

23 May 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 23 May 2017--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received today HE Aldo Flores-Quiroga, Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons of Mexico, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

Turkmenistan Ambassador visits OPEC Secretary General

15 May 2017 |
Vienna, Austria, 15 May 2017--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo today (May 15) received Silapberdi Nurberdiev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Austria, at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna.

OPEC Participates in Tehran’s Oil and Gas Exhibition

12 May 2017 | Tehran, Iran, 12 May 2017--The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) took part in IR Iran’s International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition 2017, which concluded Tuesday in Tehran.

Angolan Ambassador visits OPEC Secretary General

04 May 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 4 May 2017--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo on Tuesday (May 2) received Angola’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to Austria, HE Maria de Jesus Ferreira, at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Dr. Chalabi

10 Apr 2017 | Vienna, Austria, 10 April 2017--The Secretary General of OPEC, H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received OPEC veteran Dr. Fadhil J. Chalabi at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna on Friday.

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.