News 2018

OPEC daily basket price stood at $62.09 a barrel Thursday, 15 February 2018

16 Feb 2018 | Vienna, Austria, 16 February 2018--The price of OPEC basket of fourteen crudes stood at $62.09 a barrel on Thursday, compared with $60.62 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations. (View Archives).

OPEC Secretary General congratulates HE Khalid A. Al-Falih on ’International Oil Diplomacy of the Year 2017’ Award

15 Feb 2018 | Vienna, Austria, 15 February 2018--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has congratulated HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, on the bestowing of the ‘International Oil Diplomacy of the Year 2017’ Award. The Secretary General said that the award was a well-deserved recognition for HE Al-Falih’s outstanding and momentous leadership as President of the OPEC Conference in 2017. The Award will be presented at the Energy Institute’s International Petroleum Week on 22 February in London.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

14 Feb 2018 | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 14 February 2018--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, paid a courtesy visit to the Ambassador of Nigeria to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, HE Isa Dodo, during the 8th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks in Riyadh today. The Symposium is part of a broad work programme undertaken by the three organizations as mandated by energy ministers at the 12th IEF Ministerial Meeting held in Cancún, Mexico, on 30-31 March 2010.

OPEC Secretary General delivers keynote speech at Egypt Petroleum Show 2018

13 Feb 2018 | On Monday, 12 February 2018, OPEC’s Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, delivered a keynote speech during the Presidential Opening Ceremony at this year’s Egypt Petroleum Show held in Cairo, Egypt.

OPEC Secretary General participates in Egypt Petroleum Show 2018

12 Feb 2018 | Cairo, Egypt, 12 February 2018--HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo today shared a platform at the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS) 2018 with HE Abbas Al Naqi, Secretary General of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) and HE Dr Yury Sentyurin, Secretary General, of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), in a panel session moderated by Eithne Treanor, CEO, E Treanor Media.

OPEC Secretary General meets with President of Ecuador and Minister of Hydrocarbons in Quito

07 Feb 2018 | Quito, Ecuador, 7 February 2018--HE Lenín Moreno, the President of Ecuador, yesterday received HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), in Quito, Ecuador.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Venezuela’s President, Petroleum Minister

06 Feb 2018 | Caracas, Venezuela, 6 February 2018--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with HE Nicolás Maduro Moros, the President of Venezuela, in Caracas, where they discussed various issues related to energy and the oil markets.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Vice President of Nigeria

25 Jan 2018 | Davos, Switzerland, 25 January 2018--HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General, met with the Vice President of Nigeria, HE Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos.

OPEC Secretary General meets with President of Azerbaijan

25 Jan 2018 | Davos, Switzerland, 25 January 2018--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met bilaterally with HE Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, which is being held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from 23-26 January.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Prime Minister of Denmark

25 Jan 2018 | Davos, Switzerland, 25 January 2018--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with HE Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, where they discussed various issues related to energy and climate change. This included talks on the ‘Paris Agreement’, as well as positive discussions on the active participation of OPEC Member Countries in COP meetings and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).