News 2021

OPEC, ECS, OPEC Fund holds third joint annual legal workshop

18 Oct 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 18 October 2021--The OPEC Secretariat, the Energy Charter Secretariat (ECS) and the OPEC Fund for International Development jointly hosted the third annual legal workshop via videoconference.

OPEC daily basket price stood at $83.54 a barrel Friday, 15 October 2021

18 Oct 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 18 October 2021--The price of OPEC basket of thirteen crudes stood at $83.54 a barrel on Friday, compared with $82.50 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations (view archives).

OPEC to host special workshop with energy companies

07 Oct 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 7 October 2021--The OPEC Secretariat will hold the First Technical Workshop with Energy Companies on Monday, 11 October 2021, via videoconference.

OPEC, ECS, OPEC Fund to hold 3rd annual legal workshop on national climate laws

05 Oct 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 5 October 2021--The OPEC Secretariat will host jointly with the Energy Charter Secretariat (ECS) and the OPEC Fund for International Development the Third Annual Legal Workshop on Monday, 18 October 2021, via videoconference to address national climate laws and jurisprudence evolution, with a focus on emissions reduction and energy access.

OPEC congratulates China on the 72nd Anniversary since foundation

01 Oct 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 1 October 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, extended his sincere congratulations to the People’s Republic of China on the occasion of the country’s National Day.

OPEC marks five years since the historic ‘Algiers Accord’

29 Sep 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 29 September 2021--OPEC has marked the fifth anniversary of the pivotal decisions taken in Algiers, Algeria, on 28 September 2016 that would culminate in the signing of the Declaration of Cooperation (DoC) later that year.

DoC Joint Technical Committee discusses oil market developments

29 Sep 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 29 September 2021--The Joint Technical Committee (JTC) convened for its 55th meeting via videoconference to examine oil market developments.

OPEC congratulates Saudi Arabia on its national day

23 Sep 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 23 September 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, extended his sincere congratulations to the leaders and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of its national day.

OPEC Secretary General visits the Emirate of Fujairah, meets its Ruler

22 Sep 2021 | Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, 22 September 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, visited the Emirate of Fujairah as part of his mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

OPEC Secretary General participates in the opening session of Gastech 2021 in Dubai

21 Sep 2021 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, took part in the opening ceremony of Gastech 2021 held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

OPEC conveys its condolences on the passing of Algeria’s former President Bouteflika

20 Sep 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 20 September 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, extended his condolences to HE Mohamed Arkab, Algeria’s Minister of Energy and Mines and Head of its Delegation to OPEC, on the passing of HE Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the county’s former President.

OPEC Secretary General visits Venezuela, meets President Maduro

16 Sep 2021 | Caracas, Venezuela, 16 September 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has visited the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the gracious invitation of its government to celebrate OPEC’s 61st Anniversary. Venezuela is a Founder Member of OPEC.

Venezuela has played a crucial role in OPEC’s history

14 Sep 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 14 September 2021--Article by HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General, on the occasion of the Organization’s 61st Anniversary.

Indian Oil Corporation congratulates OPEC on its 61st Anniversary

14 Sep 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 14 September 2021--The Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation, S. M. Vaidya, extended his congratulations to OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, on the occasion of the Organization’s 61st Anniversary.

The 21st Special Meeting of the ECB concludes

13 Sep 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 13 September 2021--The 21st Special Meeting of the Economic Commission Board (ECB), held via videoconference, concluded today, Monday, 13 September 2021.

OPEC’s ECB meets for its 21st Special Meeting

07 Sep 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 7 September 2021--The 21st Special Meeting of OPEC’s Economic Commission Board (ECB) commenced via videoconference.

OPEC congratulates Malaysia on its Independence Day

31 Aug 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 31 August 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, extended his sincere congratulations to the Government and People of Malaysia on the occasion of its Independence Day.

OPEC Secretary General concludes mission to Congo by visiting Pointe-Noire

25 Aug 2021 | Pointe-Noire, the Republic of the Congo, 25 August 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, concluded his mission to the Republic of the Congo by visiting the coastal city and port of Pointe-Noire.

OPEC Secretary General visits APPO’s Headquarters in Brazzaville

24 Aug 2021 | Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo, 24 August 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, accompanied by HE Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Minister of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of the Congo, met with Dr Omar Farouk Ibrahim, Secretary General of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO), during a visit to the Organization’s headquarters in Brazzaville.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Congo’s National Assembly President and Members of Parliament

24 Aug 2021 | Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo, 24 August 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, accompanied by HE Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Minister of Hydrocarbon of the Republic of the Congo, held a meeting with HE Isidore Mvouba, President de L’Assemble Nationale, in Brazzaville.

OPEC Secretary General visits Congo’s national oil company

23 Aug 2021 | Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo, 23 August 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, accompanied by HE Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Minister of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of the Congo, met with Maixent Raoul Ominga, Director General of the Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (SNPC), Congo’s national company, during a visit to the company’s headquarters.

OPEC Secretary General meets with Congo’s Prime Minister

23 Aug 2021 | Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo, 23 August 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and an accompanying OPEC delegation were received by HE Anatole Collinet Makosso, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, at his office in Brazzaville.

OPEC Secretary General commences mission to Congo by meeting Minister Itoua

23 Aug 2021 | Brazzaville, the Republic of the Congo, 23 August 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, began his mission to the Republic of the Congo by holding a bilateral meeting with HE Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Congo’s Minister of Hydrocarbons and Head of Delegation to the Organization, in Brazzaville.

OPEC congratulates President Buhari of Nigeria on ratifying the Petroleum Industry Bill

16 Aug 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 16 August 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, extended his sincere congratulations in a letter to HE Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, on signing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law.

OPEC Secretary General meets with HE Raisi, new Iranian President

06 Aug 2021 | Tehran, IR Iran, 6 August 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, today held a bilateral meeting in Tehran with HE Ebrahim Raisi, the new President of IR Iran.

OPEC Secretary General meets with HE Zanganeh, Iranian Petroleum Minister

06 Aug 2021 | Tehran, IR Iran, 6 August 2021--Ahead of the first meeting of IR Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi with OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, later in the afternoon, the outgoing Petroleum Minister, HE Bijan Zanganeh, hosted the Secretary General at a working lunch.

OPEC Secretary General attends inauguration ceremony of HE Raisi, holds high-level bilateral meetings

05 Aug 2021 | Tehran, IR Iran, 5 August 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, attended the inauguration ceremony of the new Iranian President, HE Ebrahim Raisi, in Tehran, IR Iran.

OPEC Secretary General meets with IR Iran Ambassador to Nigeria

02 Aug 2021 | Abuja, Nigeria, 2 August 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, today held a bilateral meeting in Abuja with HE Mohammad Ali Bak, Ambassador of IR Iran.

OPEC extends its condolences to the people of Iraq following fire at the Imam Hussein Teaching Hospital

16 Jul 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 16 July 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has conveyed his deep and sincere condolences to HE Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismaael, Iraq’s Minister of Oil and Head of its Delegation to OPEC, on the loss of life following a fire at the Imam Hussein Teaching Hospital in the city of Nasiriya, Iraq.

Barkindo congratulates Nigeria’s leadership on its 50th Anniversary in OPEC

12 Jul 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 12 July 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, conveyed his profound and heartfelt congratulations to the leaders and people of Nigeria on the occasion of its golden anniversary since becoming an OPEC Member Country.

OPEC participates in Nigeria’s Valuechain Annual Lecture and Awards 2021

12 Jul 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 12 July 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, participated in the fourth iteration of the Valuechain Annual Lecture and Awards via videoconference.

OPEC hosts 19th Coordination Meeting on Climate Change

08 Jul 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 8 July 2021--The OPEC Secretariat hosts the 19th Coordination Meeting on Climate Change via videoconference.

Fourth Technical Workshop on Climate Change held via videoconference

07 Jul 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 7 July 2021--The OPEC Secretariat today hosted the fourth reiteration of the Technical Workshop on Climate Change via videoconference.

JTC reviews oil market developments

29 Jun 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 29 June 2021--The Joint Technical Committee (JTC) of the Declaration of Cooperation (DoC) of OPEC and non-OPEC oil producing countries held its 53rd Meeting via videoconference to review the latest oil market developments and discuss future prospects.

OPEC and India hold high-level bilateral consultation

24 Jun 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 24 June 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, met with HE Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Steel, to discuss oil market developments.

OPEC’s Economic Commission Board continues its deliberations

23 Jun 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 23 June 2021--The 135th Meeting of the Economic Commission Board (ECB) of OPEC continued its deliberations today, Wednesday, 23 June 2021, via videoconference.

DoC participating countries hold 9th Technical Meeting

17 Jun 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 17 June 2021--The Ninth Technical Meeting of the OPEC and non-OPEC Countries participating in the Declaration of Cooperation (DoC) was held via videoconference.

OPEC’s Economic Commission Board convenes for its 135th Meeting

15 Jun 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 15 June 2021--The 135th Meeting of the Economic Commission Board (ECB) of OPEC has commenced via videoconference. The Board is the economic and technical think-tank of the Organization.

OPEC to host the First Vienna Energy Scholar Programme

09 Jun 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 9 June 2021--The OPEC Secretariat and the City of Vienna will jointly host the First Vienna Energy Scholar Programme (VESP) from 4 to 8 October 2021.

OPEC-Africa Energy Dialogue to commence on 2 June

01 Jun 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 1 June 2021--The inaugural High-Level Meeting of the OPEC-Africa Energy Dialogue will be held on Wednesday, 2 June 2021, via videoconference.

DoC Joint Technical Committee discusses oil market developments

31 May 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 31 May 2021--The Joint Technical Committee (JTC) convened for its 52nd Meeting via videoconference to review the conditions and emerging trends in the global oil market.

OPEC’s 20th Annual Statistical Meeting begins

17 May 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 17 May 2021--The 20th Annual Statistical Meeting (ASM) of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has started via videoconference.

IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium discusses COVID-19 recovery, post-pandemic prospects

28 Apr 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 28 April 2021--The International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) today held the Fifth IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Coal and Gas Market Outlooks via videoconference.

OPEC Secretary General conveys his condolences to the people of Iraq following tragic fire at Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital

26 Apr 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 26 April 2021--HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General, in a letter to HE Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismaael, Iraq’s Minister of Oil and Head of its Delegation to OPEC, extended his deep and sincere condolences to the Government and People of Iraq on the tragic loss of life following a fire in Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq on Saturday, 24 April 2021.

DoC JTC meets to review oil market developments

26 Apr 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 26 April 2021--The Joint Technical Committee (JTC) held its 51st meeting via videoconference to review oil market conditions in preparation for the 29th Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) and the 16th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting (ONOMM) scheduled for Wednesday, 28 April 2021.

OPEC Secretary General congratulates Professor Bordoff of Columbia University on his new assignment

23 Apr 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 23 April 2021--HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General, in a letter extended his congratulations to Professor Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, on his new role as Co-Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School.

The Fifth IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Coal and Gas Market Outlooks to be held on 28 April

23 Apr 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 23 April 2021--The International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will hold the Fifth Symposium on Coal and Gas Market Outlooks on Wednesday, 28 April 2021, via videoconference.

OPEC to hold special workshop on energy and information technology

15 Apr 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 15 April 2021--The OPEC Secretariat will host the Third Workshop on Energy and Information Technology on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, via videoconference.

OPEC participates in the International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting

08 Apr 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 8 April 2021--OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, took part in the International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting, which is part of the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group’s Board of Governors.

DoC Joint Technical Committee convenes its 50th meeting

30 Mar 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 30 March 2021--The Joint Technical Committee (JTC) held its 50th meeting via videoconference to examine oil market developments and related trends.

DoC JTC discusses oil market developments

02 Mar 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 2 March 2021--The Joint Technical Committee (JTC) held its 49th meeting via videoconference in preparation for the 27th Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) and the 14th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting (ONOMM) scheduled for Wednesday, 3 March 2021, and Thursday, 4 March 2021, respectively.

Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani: an OPEC and oil industry pioneer

23 Feb 2021 | It is with great sadness that OPEC has learnt of the passing of one of the Organization’s and the petroleum industry’s most respected and legendary leaders, Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, at the age of 90. The OPEC Secretariat extends its deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sheikh Yamani and to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

DoC Joint Technical Committee convenes via videoconference

02 Feb 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 2 February 2021--The Joint Technical Committee (JTC) held its 48th meeting to assess oil market conditions and examine its developments and trends. The videoconference took place ahead of the 26th Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, 3 February 2021.

OPEC congratulates the OPEC Fund on its 45th Anniversary

28 Jan 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 28 January 2021--HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General, in a letter extended his congratulations to HE Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa, Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development, on its 45th Anniversary.

OPEC Secretary General participates in Platt’s Americas Petroleum and Energy Virtual Conference

27 Jan 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 27 January 2021--HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General, participated via videoconference in the Americas Petroleum and Energy Conference organized by S&P Global Platts. He focused on the importance of multilateralism in guiding the global energy transition.

OPEC and WEF discuss enhancing cooperation

25 Jan 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 25 January 2021--The Organization of the Petroleum Export Countries (OPEC) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) today held a bilateral meeting to explore possible avenues of cooperation and strengthen dialogue between the two Organizations.

Secretary General participates in Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum discussion

19 Jan 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 19 January 2021--OPEC’s Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, participated in the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum via videoconference.

OPEC participates in the 11th Gulf Intelligence ‘Global’ UAE Energy Forum

13 Jan 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 13 January 2021--OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, participated via videoconference in the 11th ‘Global’ UAE Energy Forum, which focused on the 2021 oil and energy outlook.

The DoC’s Joint Technical Committee holds its 47th meeting

03 Jan 2021 | Vienna, Austria, 3 January 2021--The Joint Technical Committee (JTC) has convened for its 47th meeting via videoconference, in advance of the 25th Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) and the 13th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting scheduled for Monday, 4 January 2021.

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