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Statement on attack on Saudi Arabian products distribution station in Jeddah

24 Nov 2020 | The terrorist attack that caused a fire to break out in a fuel tank at a petroleum products distribution station in north Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is a cowardly act against a key installation that helps distribute vital energy needs.

JMMC reaffirms commitment to full conformity

17 Nov 2020 | The 24th Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) took place via videoconference on Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 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.

OPEC holds 4th High-Level Meeting of the OPEC-India Dialogue

05 Nov 2020 | [Joint Conclusion] The OPEC Secretariat hosted the 4th High-Level Meeting of the OPEC-India Dialogue on 05 November 2020 via videoconference. The Meeting was co-chaired by HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC and HE the Honourable Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Steel.

OPEC, GECF hold first high-level meeting

04 Nov 2020 | [Joint Press Release] OPEC and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) held their first high-level meeting, highlighting the growing cooperation between the two organizations under the framework of the OPEC-GECF Energy Dialogue.

Seventh High-Level Meeting of the OPEC-Russia Energy Dialogue

03 Nov 2020 | [Joint Conclusion] The Seventh High-level Meeting of the OPEC-Russia Energy Dialogue, hosted by OPEC, took place via videoconference on 03 November 2020. The Meeting was co-chaired by HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC and HE Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.

The OPEC Family stands in solidarity with Austria after terror attacks in Vienna

03 Nov 2020 | The OPEC Secretariat was shocked and saddened with disbelief after receiving news of the horrendous events that took place in the heart of the beautiful city of Vienna yesterday evening (November 2). Our heartfelt condolences go out to all those affected.

14th High-Level Meeting of the EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue

27 Oct 2020 | [Joint Press Release] The fourteenth high-level meeting of the energy dialogue between the European Union (EU) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), hosted by OPEC, took place via videoconference on 27 October 2020.

High-level experts meet for 7th Joint IEA-IEF-OPEC Workshop on the Interactions between Physical and Financial Energy Markets

22 Oct 2020 | [Joint Press Release] The International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) met today via videoconference for the 7th Joint IEA-IEF-OPEC Workshop on the Interactions between Physical and Financial Energy Markets.

JMMC priority is full conformity by all DoC members

19 Oct 2020 | The 23rd Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) took place via videoconference on Monday, 19 October 2020, under the Chairmanship of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, and Co-Chair HE Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.

OPEC launches 2020 edition of the World Oil Outlook

08 Oct 2020 | The 2020 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) was launched today in Vienna, Austria, providing the OPEC Secretariat’s in-depth look at the unprecedented scale and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global energy and oil markets, an assessment of the medium- and long-term prospects, as well as analysis of various alternative scenarios and sensitivities that have the potential to impact the petroleum industry in the years ahead.

OPEC conveys its condolences on the sad passing of the Emir of the State of Kuwait

29 Sep 2020 | His Excellency Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General, and the staff at the OPEC Secretariat on learning of the passing of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of the State of Kuwait, offer their sincerest and heartfelt condolences to his family, the State of Kuwait and its people.

OPEC's World Oil Outlook to be launched on 8 October 2020

25 Sep 2020 | The 2020 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) will be launched via videoconference in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, 8 October 2020 at 14:00 (CEST).

OPEC holds Energy and Information Technology Workshop

21 Sep 2020 | The OPEC Secretariat held its second Workshop on Energy and Information Technology on 21 September 2020, featuring lively discussions on the latest developments in areas including blue hydrogen and trends in digitalization.

JMMC focuses on market stability and full conformity

17 Sep 2020 | The 22nd Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) took place via videoconference on Thursday 17 September 2020, under the Chairmanship of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, and Co-Chair HE Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.

OPEC turns 60

14 Sep 2020 | The Fourteenth of September 2020 is a very special day for OPEC. This sees the Organization celebrate its 60th anniversary.

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