2 March 2022 - 16:59
  • News Code: 454202
26th OPEC+ Ministerial Meeting Concludes

TEHRAN (Shana) -- The 26th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting was held via video conference on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, under the chairmanship of Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, and Co-Chair Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Alexander Novak.

Following the conclusion of the 26th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting, held via videoconference on  March 2, 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.

The OPEC and participating non-OPEC oil-producing countries decided to:

•    Reaffirm the decision of the 10th Ministerial Meeting on 12 April 2020 and further endorsed in subsequent meetings including the 19th Ministerial Meeting on 18 July 2021.

•    Reconfirm the production adjustment plan and the monthly production adjustment mechanism approved at the 19th Ministerial Meeting and the decision to adjust upward the monthly overall production by 0.4 mb/d for the month of April 2022, as per the attached schedule.

•    Reiterate the critical importance of adhering to full conformity and to the compensation mechanism taking advantage of the extension of the compensation period until the end of June 2022. Compensation plans should be submitted in accordance with the statement of the 15th Ministerial Meeting.

•    Hold the 27th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting on 31 March 2022.

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