Press Releases 2022

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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