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OPEC turns 61

14 Sep 2021 | OPEC takes pride in honouring and celebrating its rich and unique history and heritage, particularly on the Anniversary of its founding on 14 September 1960. The year 2021 marks the 61st Anniversary of that auspicious day and represents an opportunity to reflect on the Organization’s past and look to the future.

20th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting concludes

01 Sep 2021 | The 20th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting (ONOMM), held via videoconference, concluded on Wednesday, 1 September 2021.

Call for nominations - OPEC Research and Journalism Awards 2022

30 Jul 2021 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has opened a call for nominations for its two prestigious industry awards, namely, ‘The OPEC Award for Research’ and ‘The OPEC Award for Journalism.’ Both Awards will be presented on the occasion of the 8th OPEC International Seminar, scheduled to take place on 29 and 30 June 2022.

19th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting concludes

18 Jul 2021 | The 19th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting (ONOMM), held via videoconference, concluded on Sunday 18 July 2021.

19th OPEC, non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting to convene on Sunday, 18 July

17 Jul 2021 | The 19th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting of the Declaration of Cooperation (DoC) will hold on Sunday, 18 July 2021, at 12:00 (CEST) via videoconference.

OPEC participates in Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2021

06 Jul 2021 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) took part in the 20th edition of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition.

18th OPEC, non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting called off

05 Jul 2021 | “The 18th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting has been called off,” OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, said in a letter to Heads of Delegation of OPEC Member Countries and non-OPEC oil producing countries participating in the Declaration of Cooperation (DoC).

18th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting to reconvene on 5 July

02 Jul 2021 | The 18th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting has been adjourned for today and will resume on Monday, 5 July 2021, at 15:00 (CEST) via videoconference.

31st JMMC, 18th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meetings to continue on Friday, 2 July

01 Jul 2021 | The 31st Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) and the 18th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting have adjourned and will continue tomorrow, Friday, 2 July 2021, at 15:00 and 16:30 (CEST), respectively, via videoconference.

Opening address to the 181st Meeting of the OPEC Conference

01 Jul 2021 | Delivered by HE Dr Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Angola’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum and President of the OPEC Conference, at the 181st Meeting of the OPEC Conference, 1 July 2021, via videoconference.

OPEC to mark 50th anniversary of Nigeria’s Membership

22 Jun 2021 | The OPEC Secretariat will mark the 50th anniversary of Nigeria joining the Organization on July 12, 2021. Nigeria was unanimously accepted as the then 11th Member of OPEC on July 12, 1971, it was a day of historic importance for both Nigeria and OPEC.

OPEC hosts first Energy Dialogue with Africa

02 Jun 2021 | OPEC, in collaboration with the African Energy Commission (AFREC), the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO) and African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA), joined efforts during the inaugural OPEC-Africa Energy Dialogue to promote continent-wide energy cooperation initiatives.

17th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting concludes

01 Jun 2021 | The 17th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting (ONOMM), held via videoconference, concluded on Tuesday, 1 June 2021.

OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting highlights importance of ongoing rebalancing efforts

27 Apr 2021 | The 16th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting of the Declaration of Cooperation (DoC) took place via teleconference on Tuesday, 27 April 2021, under the Chairmanship of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, and Co-Chair HE Alexander Novak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

15th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting concludes

01 Apr 2021 | The 15th Meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC Ministers took place via videoconference on Thursday, 1 April 2021, under the Chairmanship of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, and Co-Chair HE Alexander Novak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

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