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News 2016

OPEC Secretary General Congratulates El-Badri on Platts Award

16 Dec 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 16 December 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has congratulated former OPEC Secretary General, HE Abdalla Salem El-Badri, on recently been honoured at the Platts Global Energy Awards in the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ category.

OPEC Secretary General receives Japanese State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

02 Dec 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 2 December 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received HE Yosuke Takagi, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and his accompanying delegation today at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

APPA pledges support for OPEC’s initiatives

02 Dec 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 2 December 2016--The African Petroleum Producers' Association (APPA) has pledged its full support for OPEC’s ongoing efforts to reverse the decline in the price of crude, which has affected the international oil market since the middle of 2014.

OPEC Secretary General meets Heads of Delegation on eve of Conference

30 Nov 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 30 November 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with OPEC Member Country Heads of Delegation yesterday at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, on the eve of the 171st Meeting of the Conference.

Mayor of Vienna receives OPEC Secretary General

24 Nov 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 24 November 2016--HE Michael Häupl, Mayor of the City of Vienna, received OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, on Thursday, 24 November 2016, during a courtesy visit to Vienna City Hall (the Wiener Rathaus).

OPEC Secretary General participates in ADIPEC 2016

14 Nov 2016 | Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 November 2016--OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, last week attended the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2016, alongside a delegation from the OPEC Secretariat.  ADIPEC is one of the largest global oil and gas industry events, bringing together around 100,000 oil and gas industry professionals from 120 countries around the world.

Austrian Federal Chancellor receives OPEC Secretary General

13 Nov 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 13 November 2016--HE Christian Kern, the Austrian Federal Chancellor, received the OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, on Friday, 11 November 2016, at the Federal Chancellery in Vienna.

“Significant progress” made since Algiers Accord - Barkindo

01 Nov 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 1 November 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, gave a telephone interview to the host of "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas". The interview was broadcast on Monday, 31 October.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Azerbaijan’s Energy Minister

29 Oct 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 29 October 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo received Azerbaijani Minister of Energy HE Natig Aliyev and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna, Galib Israfilov, prior to the OPEC–non-OPEC 1st Meeting of the High-level Committee, held at the OPEC Secretariat on Saturday.

OPEC Secretary General speaks at Oil & Money conference in London

19 Oct 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 19 October 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, was yesterday joined by the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, Dr Fatih Birol, on a two-man panel session at the Oil & Money conference in London. The session was moderated by Alex Schindelar, News Editor at Energy Intelligence.

OPEC Secretary General visits the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C.

13 Oct 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 13 October 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and a delegation from the OPEC Secretariat, visited the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on Thursday (06 October) during participation at the International Monetary Fund/World Bank meetings and held talks on various oil and energy-related matters.

OPEC Ministers, Secretary General hold oil talks in Istanbul

12 Oct 2016 | Istanbul, Turkey, 12 October 2016--OPEC Conference President HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada and the Organization’s Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo held a series of informal meetings with OPEC and non-OPEC oil and energy ministers on the sidelines of the 23rd World Energy Congress (WEC) here yesterday.

OPEC Secretary General in panel debate at World Energy Congress

12 Oct 2016 | Istanbul, Turkey, 12 October 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo discussed the international oil market and the challenges facing producers in a panel debate at the 23rd World Energy Congress (WEC) here yesterday.

OPEC Secretary General attends Presidential Plenary and follow-up sessions at the World Energy Congress

11 Oct 2016 | Istanbul, Turkey, 11 October 2016--OPEC’s Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, attended an impromptu meeting with various presidents on Monday afternoon, as well as a follow-up session with other energy officials, at the 23rd World Energy Congress, being held this year from 9-13 October in Istanbul.

OPEC Secretary General to attend annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group

07 Oct 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 7 October 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, along with a delegation from the OPEC Secretariat, will be attending the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) that take place in Washington DC from October 7-9.

OPEC Secretary General attends opening of 15th IEF Ministerial

27 Sep 2016 | Algiers, Algeria, 27 September 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, attended the opening session of the 15th Ministerial Meeting of the International Energy Forum (IEF) here today.

OPEC Secretary General receives Director General of OFID

27 Sep 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 27 September 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received HE Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish, Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), on 14 September at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

Conference President, other dignitaries meet OPEC Secretary General in Algiers

26 Sep 2016 | Algiers, Algeria, 26 September 2016--OPEC Conference President, HE Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, met with OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, at the OPEC Secretariat offices at the International Convention Centre in Algiers on Sunday.

Nigeria hopeful crude oil price will rise to its true value soon

23 Sep 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 23 September 2016--The Nigerian Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari is “very hopeful” that the price of crude oil will soon get back to levels that justify the true value of the commodity, according to the country’s Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.

OPEC Secretary General receives Nigerian community leaders

16 Sep 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 16 September 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received a group of about 30 leaders from Austria’s Nigerian community at the OPEC Secretariat on Friday 2 September. The Secretary General thanked them for their solidarity and said it was an honour to be “in the midst of brothers and sisters from home”.

UAE Ambassador visits OPEC Secretary General

14 Sep 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 14 September 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo received United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Austria, HE Hamad Al Kaabi, at the OPEC headquarters on 30 August.

OPEC Secretary General receives Venezuelan Ambassador

02 Sep 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 2 September 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received Venezuela’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations, HE Jesse Chacón, at the OPEC Secretariat on 30 August 2016.

OPEC Secretary General meets Nigerian Ambassador

30 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 30 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo met with HE Gazing Jessy Napmwang Dangtim, Charge d’Affaires of the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Austria and Slovakia, at the OPEC Secretariat.

OPEC Secretary General visits OFID Director General

30 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 30  August 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo met with HE Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish, Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), on 26 August at the Fund’s headquarters in the Austrian capital.

OPEC Secretary General receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation

26 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 26 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo received the Russian Federation’s Permanent Representative to International Organizations, HE Vladimir Voronkov, at the OPEC Secretariat yesterday.

OPEC Secretary General receives Libyan Ambassador

25 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 25 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received HE Dr. Ibrahim Al-Besbas, Libya’s Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to the International Organizations, on 23 August 2016 at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

OPEC Secretary General receives Ambassador of Indonesia

25 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 25 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received on 23 August, HE Rachmat Budiman, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

OPEC Secretary General meets Algerian Ambassador in Vienna

23 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 23 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, today received Algerian Ambassador to Austria, HE Ms Faouzia Mebarki, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna.

OPEC Secretary General receives Iraqi Ambassador

23 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 23 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo received the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, HE Auday Al-Khairalla, at the OPEC Secretariat yesterday.

OPEC Secretary General receives Qatari Ambassador

22 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 22 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo received HE Ali Khalfan Al-Mansouri, Qatar’s Ambassador to Austria and Slovenia, and currently Permanent Representative to the International Organizations, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, on 10 August 2016.

Moroccan Ambassador discusses COP 22 with OPEC Secretary General

19 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 19 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, recently received HE Ali El Mhamdi, Morocco’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative in Vienna, Austria, during which the officials discussed the COP 22 climate change talks due to be hosted by the African Kingdom in November.

OPEC Secretary General receives IR Iran’s Ambassador to international organizations

12 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 12 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received HE Reza Najafi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations and other international organizations, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, on 10 August 2016.

OPEC saddened at news of Robert Mabro’s passing away

08 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 8 August 2016--The OPEC Secretariat was deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of Prof Robert Mabro, one of the international energy sector’s most respected academics and “a dear friend of OPEC”.

OPEC Secretary General receives first official visit at OPEC Secretariat

08 Aug 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 8 August 2016--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received his first official visit on 5 August 2016 at the Organization’s Secretariat in Vienna, Austria. HE Wilson Pástor Morris, Ambassador of Ecuador to Austria and the country’s OPEC Governor, was the guest of honour.

OPEC Secretariat sends condolences to Ecuador

19 Apr 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 19 April 2016--The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) Secretariat has expressed its sincerest condolences to the government and people of Ecuador following the devastating earthquake that hit the country on the 16th of April, 2016.

Member Country professionals attend training on OPEC and the oil market

03 Mar 2016 | Vienna, Austria, 3 March 2016--High-potential, mid-level professionals from OPEC Member Countries learned about the structures and function of various departments at the Secretariat and gained insight into the oil market during a one-week training course held at the OPEC headquarters from 22–26 February.

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