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OPEC Membership and aims

OPEC is a permanent, intergovernmental Organization,

established in Baghdad, on September 10–14, 1960,

by IR Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Its

objective — to coordinate and unify petroleum policies

among its Member Countries, in order to secure a steady

income to the producing countries; an efficient, economic

andregularsupplyofpetroleumtoconsumingnations;and

a fair return on capital to those investing in the petroleum

industry. Today, the Organization comprises 14 Members:

Qatar joined in 1961; Libya (1962); United Arab Emirates

(Abu Dhabi, 1967); Algeria (1969); Nigeria (1971); Angola

(2007); Equatorial Guinea (2017). Ecuador joined OPEC in

1973, suspended its Membership in 1992, and rejoined in

2007.Indonesiajoinedin1962,suspendeditsMembership

on December 31, 2008, reactivated it on January 1, 2016,

but suspended its Membership again on December 31,

2016. Gabon joined in 1975 and left in 1995; it reactivated

its Membership on July 1, 2016.

Cover

This month’s cover reflects the Sultan

Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat. Oman

hosted the 7

th

Meeting of the Joint Ministerial

Monitoring Committee.

Cover image courtesy Shutterstock.

O P E C b u l l e t i n

Vol XLIX, No 2, February 2018, ISSN 0474–6279

JMMC

Spot l ight

Dialogue

Wor ld Economi c Forum

Secretar y General ’ s visi ts

Egypt Pet roleum Show

Spot l ight

Research Lec ture

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Year two of the ‘Declaration of Cooperation’ kicks-off in Oman

OPEC and Oman: an enduring partnership

Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum: Geopolitical exchanges

OPEC Secretary General meets with Kuwait’s top leadership

Davos 2018: drifts and dialogues

OPEC Secretary General visits Presidents of Venezuela and Ecuador

Egypt’s past, present and future on display

IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium: Global energy leaders gather to discuss future energy outlooks

New technological solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals

Professor Nebojsa Nakicenovic

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