Press Releases 2018

Global Energy Leaders Assess Energy Future at 8th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks

14 Feb 2018 | [Joint Press Release] Energy ministers and world-renowned experts gathered in Riyadh for the 8th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks that the International Energy Forum (IEF) convenes yearly in collaboration with the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to discuss energy outlooks, review historical baseline data, and advance the comparability of different scenarios in a collective effort to enhance producer-consumer dialogue on energy security and market transparency.

Participating countries conclude successful year with record-breaking conformity level

21 Jan 2018 | The OPEC/Non-OPEC Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) convened in Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman, for its seventh meeting, on 21 January 2018. It announced that, based on the Report of the Joint Technical Committee (JTC) for the month of December 2017, following continuous months of excellent performances, OPEC and participating non-OPEC countries have achieved a record-breaking conformity level of 129% with their voluntary production adjustments. The monthly average conformity level for the first year of the Declaration of Cooperation was a remarkable 107%.

OPEC Secretary General meets with HH Kuwait’s Emir, Deputy Prime Minister, Oil Minister

17 Jan 2018 | His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of the State of Kuwait, yesterday received His Excellency Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), for a meeting in Bayan Palace, Kuwait City. The Secretary General also met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, His Excellency, Anas Khalid Al-Saleh. The meeting with the Emir was also attended by His Excellency Bakheet S. Al-Rashidi, Kuwait’s Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water and Kuwait’s Governor to OPEC Mr. Haitham Al-Ghais.