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Guide to the Giuliano Garavini Collection AD.MC.038

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Minutes of OPEC meetings, 1976-1980. 66.1 Megabytes in 23 PDF documents.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_055 47th meeting: Minutes of the Forty-Seventh Meeting of the Conference, held in Bali, Indonesia

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Topics discussed included the relative values of crude oils originating from the same region but destined toward various consuming regions; the role of Group 77, to which many of OPEC's member states belonged and its support of the Manila Declaration, the status of the headquarters building in Vienna, Also included was the text of the welcoming speech given by the President of Indonesia, Suharto.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 40 pages, 3 MB.

May 27 - 28, 1976
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_056 48th meeting: Minutes of the 48th Meeting of the Conference, held in Doha, Qatar

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Topics discussed included the 1977 budget, the headquarters building in Vienna, a report of the Economic Commission on crude oil prices, a report on the stockpiling of oil reserves by consumer states (non-OPEC nations), the appointment of Ali Mohammed Jaidah of Qatar as the next Secretary General, the administrative restructuring of OPEC and the call for a greater role in public relations, among other issues. Also includes text of opening speech by Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the ruler of Qatar.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 66 pages, 4 MB.

December 15 - 17, 1976
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_057 49th meeting: Minutes of the 49th Meeting of the Conference, held in Stockholm, Sweden

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Topics discussed included the relative prices of crude oil, and continued attempts to devise an equitable formula to be applied among member states; the relationship of OPEC to the Council on International Economic Cooperation; production programming, and responses to stockpiling of oil among non-OPEC nations.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

PDF, 32 pages, 2 MB.

July 12 - 13, 1977
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_058 50th meeting: Minutes of the 50th Meeting of the Conference, held in Caracas, Venezuela

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Topics addressed included continued discussion of the relative values of heavy crudes, the impact of inflation on purchasing power of oil revenues, as well as the related impact to the weakening of the U.S. dollar, the 1978 budget, and the restructuring of the OPEC Secretariat. Also included text of speeches by Carlos Andres Perez, president of Venezuela, which focused at length on OPECs role as an advocate for the interests of developing countries versus industralized ones, and ideas for furtherance of those interests.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 53 pages, 3 MB.

December 20 - 21, 1977
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_059 51st meeting: Minutes of the 51st Meeting of the Conference, held in Geneva, Switzerland

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Includes financial and auditor's reports, report of Secretary General,and Economic Commission. Topics discussed included whether or not OPEC should join the Council of Associations of Developing Countries Producers/Exporters of Raw Materials, the recent meeting of chiefs of OPEC National Oil Companies, determination of the types of statistical data member countries should be required to provide to OPEC, and the impact of inflation and fluctuations in currency values on prices of oil and revenues, and how OPEC should respond in the face of such challenges.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 64 pages, 4 MB.

June 17 - 19, 1978
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_060 51st meeting: Report: Currency Variations Effect on Crude Oil Income Based on the Appreciation / Depreciation of the US Dollar vis-a-vis Several Baskets, and Annex Calculation

Physical characteristics of original

PDF, 66 pages, 2 MB.

June 1978
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_061 52nd meeting: Minutes of the 52nd Meeting of the Conference, held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Topics included review of the 1979 budget, the reports of working parties on petrochemicals and statistics, the report of the meeting of chiefs of OPEC National Oil Companies, and the question of how OPEC should respond to inflation and the continued devaluation of the US dollar. To the latter, OPEC announced that it would raise prices of crude in a moderated fashion in accordance with inflation, but not at the full rate of inflation. Rene Ortiz of Ecuador was also appointed as the new Secretary General, and proposals to add languages other than English (especially Arabic) as official languages of OPEC was once again discussed.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

PDF, 68 pages, 4 MB.

December 16 - 17, 1978
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_062 53rd meeting: Minutes of the 53rd Extraordinary Meeting of the Conference, held in Geneva, Switzerland

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Topics focused largely on pricing of oil and perceived discrepancies between prices charged by OPEC member state producers and outside oil companies, and the impact this was having on consumers, especially those in developing countries. A resulting acceleration in the increase of OPEC prices per barrel on crude was announced.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 65 pages, 4 MB.

March 26 - 27, 1979
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_063 53rd meeting: Report: The Effects of Price Adjustments on Balance of Payments and Inflation in Consuming Countries

Physical characteristics of original

PDF, 20 pages, 524 KB.

March 1979
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_064 54th meeting: Minutes of the 54th Meeting of the Conference, held in Geneva, Switzerland

General

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Topics discussed included impact of inflation on oil revenues and the purchasing power of developing countries, the replenishment of the OPEC Special Fund to aid such countries, critiques of industrialized countries for their perceived unwillingness to assist developing countries, an increase in the price per barrel of crude from OPEC countries to address this situation, and the proposal to price OPEC crude using a basket of currencies rather than relying solely on the US dollar. The negative public image of OPEC was also addressed, and the need for the organization to respond, particularly in developing countries.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 103 pages, 7 MB.

June 26 - 28, 1979
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_065 54th meeting: Summary of the Proceedings of the Third Meeting of the Chief Executives of the OPEC National Oil Companies, Vienna

Topics covered:

Representatives in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. The primary topic was to address findings of a working group on staffing, education and training for the oil industry in OPEC member states.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 7 pages, 363 KB.

April 9 - 10, 1979
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_066 54th meeting: Working paper: Iraqi Proposal for the Creation of a Long-Term International Fund to Assist Developing Countries Against Inflation.

Physical characteristics of original

PDF, 10 pages, 644 KB.

June 1979
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_067 55th meeting: Minutes of the 55th Meeting of the Conference, held in Caracas, Venezuela

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Topics included the expansion of the OPEC Special Fund, both in size and scope, to assist other developing countries and increase solidarity between them and OPEC, the development of OPEC public relations, responses to the continuing challenges of inflation and devaluation of the US dollar, and reports of the Working Party on Petrochemicals and the fourth meeting of the Chief Executives of OPEC National Oil Companies. Includes text of opening address by Venezuelan President Luis Herrera Campins.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 117 pages, 8 MB.

December 17 - 20, 1979
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_068 55th meeting: Report: Crude by Crude Netback Up-dating of Batelle Netback Model (Specifnet). Energy Studies Department.

Physical characteristics of original

PDF, 30 pages, 2 MB.

December 13, 1979
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_069 55th meeting: Report: Current Market Situation. Energy Studies Department, OPEC Secretariat

Physical characteristics of original

PDF, 52 pages, 2 MB.

December 1979
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_070 55th meeting: Report: OPEC Crude Oil Price Differentials. Energy Studies Department

Physical characteristics of original

PDF, 40 pages, 2 MB.

December 1979
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_071 55th meeting: Report: Refined Product Prices and Taxes in Western Europe. Energy Studies Department, OPEC Secretariat

Physical characteristics of original

PDF, 80 pages, 3 MB.

December 1979
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_072 56th meeting: Minutes of the Fifty-Sixth (Extraordinary) Meeting of the Conference, held in Taif, Saudi Arabia

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Topics included the Long-Term Strategy Report, which was accepted with some reservations by a few member states, the upcoming meeting of Foreign Ministers of OPEC member states as a venue for addressing relations with industralized countries, the upcoming meeting of OPEC heads-of-state in Baghdad, the pricing of natural gas in relation to crude oil, and the decision of member countries not to replace Iran's withheld exports on the international market.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 55 pages, 4 MB.

May 7 - 8, 1980
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_073 57th meeting: Minutes of the Fifty-Seventh (57th) Meeting of the Conference, held in Algiers, Algeria

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Topics included the financial and auditor reports for 1979, the supplementary budget for 1980s, reports on the fifth meeting of chief executives of National Oil Companies and the fourth meeting of the working group on petrochemicals, the proposed establishment of an OPEC News Agency, planning for the summit of leaders of OPEC member states, further development of the long-term strategy of OPEC, the raising of the per-barrel price of crude oil as a strategy to combat stockpiling of oil reserves, and aligning pricing strategies of natural gas with those used for crude oil in member states that produce both. Also includes texts of speeches by conference president Humberto Calderon Berti of Venezuela, and President Chadli Benjedid of Algeria.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 91 pages, 6 MB.

June 9 - 11, 1980
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_074 57th meeting: Report of the Fourth Meeting of the Working Party on Petrochemicals, Vienna

Topics covered:

Representatives in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Indonesia, Iran, Kuwait, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia. The report looked at projected production and pricing of petrochemical products over the next decade, operational problems of member countries in developing their industries, and defining means of cooperation among member states in a market environment, among other issues.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 41 pages 1 MB.

April 8 - 10, 1980
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_075 57th meeting: Summary of the Proceedings of the Fifth Meeting of the Chief Executives of the OPEC National Oil Companies, Vienna

Topics covered

Representatives in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela. Topics included the survey of training institutions available to staff in member states, the report of the working group on refining operations that met in Jakarta the previous February, and ways to coordinate purchases of goods and services.

Physical characteristics of original

PDF, 11 pages, 585 KB.

April 21 - 22, 1980
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_076 58th meeting: Minutes of the Fifty-Eighth (58th) (Extraordinary) Meeting of the Conference, held in Vienna

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. The main topic was member states should best respond to the surplus of oil on worldwide markets, attributed to stockpiling of reserves by consumer nations, and the impact this was having on oil revenues in member states. The resulting decision was to lower the price per barrel of crude and freeze prices for the time being.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 26 pages, 1 MB.

September 17, 1980
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_077 59th meeting: Minutes of the Fifty-Ninth (59th) Meeting of the Conference, held in Bali, Indonesia

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Topics included approval of the 1981 budget, the proposed educational institute for training personnel working in the petroleum industry, the extension of the incumbent Secretary General's term by one year, and the report of the 52nd meeting of the Economic Commission, upon whose recommendations per barrel prices of crude were raised once again. Discussion was also given to the war that had recently broken out between two member states, Iran and Iraq, and attempts to resolve their differences from within OPEC. Also included were paraphrased texts of speeches from conference president Dr. Subroto (Indonesia) as well as Indonesian President Suharto.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 62 pages, 2 MB.

December 15 - 16, 1980

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