Press Releases 2022

34th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

04 Dec 2022 | The 34th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting took place by videoconference on Sunday, 4 December 2022.

OPEC launches 2022 edition of the World Oil Outlook at ADIPEC

31 Oct 2022 | The 2022 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) was today launched at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2022 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). First published in 2007, the WOO offers a detailed review and assessment of the medium- and long-term prospects for the global oil and energy industries to 2045.

OPEC's World Oil Outlook to be launched at ADIPEC on 31 October 2022

14 Oct 2022 | The 2022 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) will be launched at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2022 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The launch event will be held in the ICC Room on Monday, 31 October 2022 at 16.30, UAE local time.

Third High-Level Meeting of the OPEC-GECF Energy Dialogue

10 Oct 2022 | [Joint Communique] The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) held the third High-Level Meeting of the OPEC-GECF Energy Dialogue, on 10 October 2022, at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

33rd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

05 Oct 2022 | The 45th Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) and the 33rd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting took place in person at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, 5 October 2022.                      

45th JMMC Meeting, 33rd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting to convene in person in Vienna

01 Oct 2022 | The 45th Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) and the 33rd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting will take place in person at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, 5 October 2022.

Historic ‘Algiers Accord’ reaches six years

28 Sep 2022 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) today marks the sixth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark ‘Algiers Accord’ on 28 September 2016 in Algiers, Algeria.

8th OPEC International Seminar to take place on 5-6 July 2023

26 Sep 2022 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will host the 8th OPEC International Seminar at the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, on 5-6 July 2023 under the theme, ‘Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Energy Transition’.

OPEC marks its 62nd Anniversary

14 Sep 2022 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) marks the 62nd Anniversary of its founding.

32nd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

05 Sep 2022 | The 32nd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting was held via videoconference on 5 September 2022.

Tribute to the late OPEC Secretary General Barkindo and welcoming of the new OPEC Secretary General Al Ghais

03 Aug 2022 |

31st OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

03 Aug 2022 |  The 31st OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting was held via videoconference on 3 August 2022.

Haitham Al Ghais takes office as OPEC Secretary General

01 Aug 2022 | His Excellency Haitham Al Ghais of Kuwait today took office as Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) at the Organization’s Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo: an OPEC icon, a dear friend to many

06 Jul 2022 | It is with immense sorrow and sadness that the OPEC Secretariat learnt of the passing of the OPEC Secretary General, His Excellency, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, in his home country of Nigeria. He was the much-loved leader of the OPEC Secretariat and his passing is a profound loss to the entire OPEC Family, the oil industry and the international community.

OPEC Secretary General meets Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

05 Jul 2022 | The President of Nigeria, HE Muhammadu Buhari, received OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, and an accompanying delegation from the OPEC Secretariat in Abuja, Nigeria.

30th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

30 Jun 2022 | The 30th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting was held via videoconference on 30 June 2022. In view of current oil market fundamentals and the consensus on its outlook, the OPEC and participating non-OPEC oil producing countries agreed to:

OPEC’s 2022 Annual Statistical Bulletin launched in Vienna

28 Jun 2022 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) today launched its flagship Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB) 2022. The event was held in a hybrid format.

OPEC’s Annual Statistical Bulletin to be launched on 28 June 2022

23 Jun 2022 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will launch the 2022 edition of its Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB) on Tuesday, 28 June 2022, at 10:00 (CEST) at the OPEC Secretariat in Vienna, Austria. The event will be held in a hybrid format.

OPEC Secretary General receives special decoration from host country Austria

22 Jun 2022 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, received the Republic of Austria’s prestigious silver decoration with sash today in acknowledgement of his achievements during his two terms as Secretary General.

OPEC’s history book launched in Al-Shaab Hall, Baghdad

19 Jun 2022 | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Ministry of Oil of Iraq have launched a history book titled ‘OPEC 60 years and beyond: A story of courage, cooperation and commitment’ in Baghdad.

OPEC Secretary General takes part in Iraq Energy Forum 2022, receives an award

18 Jun 2022 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, participated in the Sixth edition of Iraq Energy Forum in Baghdad, Iraq.

Barkindo takes part in Dundee University symposium, reappointed as Honorary Professor

16 Jun 2022 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, participated in a symposium organized by the University of Dundee and the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), together with White & Case LLP, in London, UK.

29th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

02 Jun 2022 | The 29th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting was held via videoconference on 2 June 2022. The Meeting noted the most recent reopening from lockdowns in major global economic centers. It further noted that global refinery intake is expected to increase after seasonal maintenance. The Meeting highlighted the importance of stable and balanced markets for both crude oil and refined products.

OPEC to attend Iraq Energy Forum 2022

10 May 2022 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, will participate in the 6th Iraq Energy Forum (IEF) in Baghdad, Iraq, which will be held from 18-20 June 2022.

28th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

05 May 2022 | Following the conclusion of the 28th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting, held via videoconference on 5th May, it was noted that continuing oil market fundamentals and the consensus on the outlook pointed to a balanced market. It further noted the continuing effects of geopolitical factors and issues related to the ongoing pandemic.

27th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

31 Mar 2022 | Following the conclusion of the 27th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting, held via videoconference on March 31, it was noted that continuing oil market fundamentals and the consensus on the outlook pointed to a well-balanced market, and that current volatility is not caused by fundamentals, but by ongoing geopolitical developments.

Outcome of the Extraordinary 183rd Meeting of the OPEC Conference

31 Mar 2022 | At the Extraordinary 183rd Meeting of the OPEC Conference held via videoconference today, the Conference, in a short meeting, approved with immediate effect, the replacement of the International Energy Agency (IEA) with Wood Mackenzie and Rystad Energy as secondary sources used to assess OPEC Member Countries crude oil production.

Barkindo named Atlantic Council Distinguished Fellow in recognition of his outstanding achievements

27 Mar 2022 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, was today named a Distinguished Fellow of the Atlantic Council in acknowledgement of his outstanding achievements as Secretary General of the Organization and contributions to the global energy community.

26th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting concludes

02 Mar 2022 | Following the conclusion of the 26th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting, held via videoconference on 2 March 2022, and based on internal consultation held exclusively by the OPEC and participating non-OPEC oil-producing countries in the Declaration of Cooperation of (DoC), it was noted that current oil market fundamentals and the consensus on its outlook pointed to a well-balanced market, and that current volatility is not caused by changes in market fundamentals but by current geopolitical developments.

IEA, IEF and OPEC Hold 12th Symposium On Energy Outlooks

16 Feb 2022 | [Joint Press Release] The International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Energy Forum (IEF) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) today hosted the 12th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks.

Barkindo receives special award at EGYPS 2022

14 Feb 2022 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, was presented today with a special award in recognition and honouring of his achievements as Secretary General of the Organization.

OPEC Secretary General participates in EGYPS 2022 in Cairo

14 Feb 2022 | OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, today participated in the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS) 2022, which is being held in Cairo between 14 and 16 February 2022.

25th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting concludes

02 Feb 2022 | Following the conclusion of the 25th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting (ONOMM), held via videoconference on Wednesday, 2 February 2022, and in view of current oil market fundamentals and the consensus on the outlook, the OPEC and participating non-OPEC oil-producing countries in the Declaration of Cooperation (DoC) decided to:

24th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting

04 Jan 2022 | Following the formal conclusion of the 23rd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting (ONOMM) held via videoconference on Thursday December 2, 2021, and in view of current oil market fundamentals and the consensus on its outlook, the OPEC and participating non-OPEC oil-producing countries:

Special Meeting of the OPEC Conference appoints next Secretary General

03 Jan 2022 | A Special Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held via videoconference on Monday, 3 January 2022, under the Chairmanship of its President, HE Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, Congo's Minister of Hydrocarbons and Head of its Delegation.

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