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OPEC daily basket price stood at $78.25 a barrel Thursday, 18 October 2018

19 Oct 2018 | Vienna, Austria, 19 October 2018--The price of OPEC basket of fifteen crudes stood at $78.25 a barrel on Thursday, compared with $79.50 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations. (View Archives).

OPEC Secretary General congratulates President Vladimir Putin on his birthday anniversary

07 Oct 2018 | Vienna, Austria, 7 October 2018--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, extended birthday congratulations to the Russian President, HE Vladimir Putin. He thanked the President for his pivotal contribution to the 'Declaration of Cooperation' process and looked forward to further cooperation in the future. HE Barkindo wished the President long life, good health and many more years of service to Russia.

OPEC to launch 2018 Annual Statistical Bulletin

06 Jun 2018 | Vienna, Austria, 6 June 2018--On Thursday, June 7, the OPEC Secretariat will launch the 53rd edition of the Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB). This year’s edition provides updated statistical data on the oil and natural gas activities of each of OPEC’s 14 Member Countries. It also contains valuable industry data for various countries around the world and for the world’s major economic areas.

In pilgrimage tour, OPEC’s Secretary General visits India’s historic Digboi Refinery, first oil well

14 Apr 2018 | Digboi, India, 14 April 2018--OPEC’s Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo and an OPEC delegation visited on Friday one of the world’s oldest refineries, Digboi, and oil well No.1 in the remote northeastern corner of the country, which is the birthplace of the oil industry in India’s Assam state.

OPEC’s Secretary General meets with India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister

10 Apr 2018 | New Delhi, India, 10 April 2018--OPEC’s Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo and an OPEC delegation met today in New Delhi with HE Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and the Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of India, and an accompanying Indian delegation.

OPEC Secretary General meets Ambassador of the Russian Federation

09 Apr 2018 | Vienna, Austria, 9 April 2018--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Austria and the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations and International Organizations in Vienna, HE Mikhail Ulyanov, on 6 April 2018, at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna. They discussed a number of issues including the current oil market situation, the landmark `Declaration of Cooperation` and the evolution of the relationship between OPEC and the Russian Federation.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Iraqi Prime Minister

29 Mar 2018 | Baghdad, Iraq, 29 March 2018--OPEC’s Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and an accompanying delegation met with Iraqi Prime Minister HE Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad today. Also present at the high-level meeting was Iraq’s Oil Minister, HE Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-luiebi.

OPEC Secretary General speaks at 4th Iraq Energy Forum

28 Mar 2018 | Baghdad, Iraq, 28 March 2018--OPEC’s Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, took part in a plenary session entitled “Energy, Economy and Geopolitics” at the 4th Iraq Energy Forum on Wednesday, 28 March 2018.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Speaker of Iraq’s Parliament

28 Mar 2018 | Baghdad, Iraq, 28 March 2018--The Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and an accompanying delegation met with the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, HE Salim Al-Jabouri, on Tuesday in Baghdad. The meeting was also attended by Iraq’s Oil Minister, HE Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-luiebi.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Iraqi Oil Minister

26 Mar 2018 | Baghdad, Iraq, 26 March 2018--OPEC's Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with Iraqi Oil Minister, HE Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-luiebi, today in Baghdad. They discussed the oil market outlook and efforts by OPEC and non-OPEC signatories of the 'Declaration of Cooperation' to rebalance the oil market.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Iraqi President

26 Mar 2018 | Baghdad, Iraq, 26 March 2018--OPEC's Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with Iraq's President, HE Fuad Masum, today in Baghdad. The President reiterated Iraq’s commitment to the 'Declaration of Cooperation', signed by 24 oil producing countries on 10 December 2016, through which production levels were voluntarily adjusted to reduce the stock overhang and bring about a return of market stability.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Azerbaijani President and Energy Minister

21 Mar 2018 | Baku, Azerbaijan, 21 March 2018--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, HE Ilham Aliyev and HE Parviz Shahbazov, Minister of Industry and Energy, as well as other senior Azerbaijani officials, in Baku, during a visit to Azerbaijan from 18-19 March 2018.

OPEC Secretary General congratulates Chancellor Angela Merkel on her reelection

20 Mar 2018 | Vienna, Austria, 20 March 2018--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has extended his congratulations to HE Angela Merkel, following her reelection as Chancellor of Germany for the fourth time. The Secretary General said that it is truly an amazing achievement to have been Chancellor since 2005 and over the past 13 years she has fulfilled this role with great dignity and gravity.

OPEC Secretary General congratulates Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection

19 Mar 2018 | Vienna, Austria, 19 March 2018--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has extended his congratulations to HE Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, following his election victory on Sunday. The Secretary General commended President Putin for his engagement and pivotal contribution to the ongoing success of the landmark ‘Declaration of Cooperation’ between OPEC and non-OPEC producing countries. The Russian Federation and OPEC currently enjoy excellent relations and the Secretary General stated that he looked forward to further strengthening collaboration going forward.

OPEC Secretary General interviewed by CNBC at CERAWeek 2018

07 Mar 2018 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, discusses the current oil market environment and the investment challenge with Brian Sullivan, news anchor at CNBC.

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