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Guide to the Giuliano Garavini Collection AD.MC.038

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Minutes of OPEC meetings, 1980-1985. 87 Megabytes in 20 PDF documents.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_078 60th meeting: Minutes of the Sixtieth 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 included the financial and auditor reports for 1980, reports of the 7th informal meeting of Chief Executives of the National Oil Companies, the Committee of Experts for the formation of the OPEC Institute for Higher Education, and the proposal for the formation of an energy trust fund for Research and Development at Oxford University. Reports of the 53rd and 54th meeting of the Economic Commission were presented, and discussion continued about the long-term strategy of OPEC. Marc Saturnin Nan Nguema of Gabon was appointed Secretary General. The conference adjourned on its first day to offer condolences at the Ecuadorian consulate, after having learned of the death of Ecuadorian president Jaime Roldos Aguilera in a plane crash earlier that day.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 122 pages, 7 MB.

May 25 - 26, 1981
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_079 61st meeting: [no records extant]
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_080 62nd meeting: Minutes of the Sixty-Second (62nd) 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 addressed included the 1982 budget, the report of the Economic Commission, continued discussions on the formation of an OPEC higher education institute, and how to best counter negative publicity against OPEC, and the need for a concerted public relations campaign. Also includes the text of the opening speech by Mana Said Otaiba, the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources for the United Arab Emirates.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 132 pages, 8 MB.

December 9 - 11, 1981
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_081 63rd meeting: Minutes of the Sixty-Third (63rd) 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 meeting primarily addressed responses to current market conditions (such as drop in consumer demand and increase in production by non-OPEC states), which led them to confirm the price increase per barrel of crude as agreed at their previous meeting, to set a ceiling on production, and to address the issue of price differentials.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 28 pages, 2 MB.

March 19 - 20, 1982
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_082 64th meeting: Minutes of the Sixty-Fourth (64th) Meeting of the Conference, held in Quito, Ecuador

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Topics addressed included discussion of the report of the Ministerial Committee, which led the conference to retain ceilings on production adopted at the previous meeting, and a review of the report of the 56th meeting of the Economic Commission, Also included was the text (paraphrased) of the opening speech by Osvaldo Hurtado Larrea, president of Ecuador.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 99 pages, 6 MB.

May 20 - 21, 1982
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_083 65th meeting: Minutes of the 65th (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 topics discussed were primarily in response to the report of the third meeting of the Ministerial Committee, which had meant to address the issues of pricing and production ceilings, but during the meeting, the continuing issue of price differentials was raised as well.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 116 pages, 5 MB.

July 9 - 10, 1982
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_084 66th meeting: Minutes of the Sixty-Sixth 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. Topics included approval of the 1983 budget, and the report from the sixth meeting of the Ministerial Committee, which recommended maintaining the production ceiling in light of continued reduced demand for oil.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 37 pages, 2 MB.

December 19 - 20, 1982
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_085 67th meeting: Minutes of the 67th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the Conference, held in London

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. The main topics of discussion were to set the price per barrel of crude at $29, and to keep a production ceiling of 17.5 million barrels per day.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

PDF, 29 pages, 2 MB.

March 14, 1983
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_086 68th meeting: Minutes of the Sixty-Eighth Meeting of the Conference, held in Helsinki, Finland

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's reports for 1982, and the reports of the Ministerial Monitoring Committee and the Economic Commission, and a review of the long-term strategy of OPEC, since market conditions had greatly changed since the last time they had addressed that several years earlier. Also included was the text of the opening address by Finnish Prime Minister Kalevi Sorsa.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 59 pages, 4 MB.

July 18 - 19, 1983
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_087 69th meeting: Minutes of the Sixty-Ninth Meeting of the Conference, held in Geneva

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Topics included the 1984 budget, the reports of the Ministerial Monitoring Committee and the 59th Economic Commission meeting. These reports confirmed that the market had weakened and led them to hold off raising the ceiling on production and to maintain current prices. The decision to appoint a new Secretary General, pending from previous meetings, had again been deferred, due to objections from some members (such as Iran) as to the selection process.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 77 pages, 5 MB.

December 7 - 9, 1983
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_088 70th meeting: Minutes of the 70th Meeting of the Conference, Vienna

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's reports for 1983, discussion of the reports of the Ministerial Monitoring Committee and the 60th meeting of the Economic Commission Board, and the meeting of the executives of national oil companies. No new Secretary General was chosen, and it was agreed to maintain current price levels and the production ceiling, and to reach out to non-OPEC producing countries to better coordinate pricing and production.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 86 pages, 6 MB.

July 10 - 11, 1984
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_089 70th meeting: Report: Report by His Excellency Mana Saeed Otaiba, Chairman of the Ministerial Monitoring Committee, to Be Presented to the 70th Meeting of the Conference

Topics covered:

Provided the committee's assessment of market conditions, outlook for oil demand, and results of the $5 reduction in price per barrel of crude.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 10 pages, 356 KB.

July 1984
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_090 70th meeting: Report: Progress Report on the Long-Term Strategy presented to the 70th Meeting of the Conference by His Excellency Ahmed Zaki Yamani...Chairman of the Long-Term Strategy Committee

Topics covered:

The report summarized the committee's discussion to date of four key issues: developing a long-term strategy for pricing policies, OPEC relations with other oil-exporting countries, OPEC relations with developing countries, and relations with industrialized countries. It was acknowledged that industrialized countries had countered OPEC's strategies in pricing and demand successfully, and that OPEC needed to think more strategically about its own response to that.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 11 pages, 1 MB.

July 1984
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_091 71st meeting: Minutes of the 71st (Extraordinary) Meeting of the Conference, Geneva

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Observers: Egypt, Mexico. The main focus of the meeting was responding to price cuts from non-OPEC producers Norway and the United Kingdom, and member state Nigeria, and the reassertion of the existing price per barrel of $29 for member states, and implementation of a cut in production to 16 million barrels per day. The issue of price differentials among different types of crude was revisited, and a committee was formed to pursue that topic further.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 51 pages, 4 MB.

October 29 - 31, 1984
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_092 72nd meeting: Minutes of the Seventy-Second (72nd) Meeting of the Conference, Geneva

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Observers: Brunei Darussalam, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico. Topics included approval of the budget for 1985, and discussion of the reports of the Ministerial Monitoring Committee and the Ministerial Committee on Price Differentials, and in regard to the latter, proposed a table of prices for different types of crude. A new Executive Committee was also formed to ensure that price and production controls were enforced among member states.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

PDF, 152 pages, 11 MB.

December 19 - 29, 1984
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_093 72nd meeting: Report: Eighteenth (18th) Meeting of the Ministerial Monitoring Committee, Geneva

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Topics discussed included lack of success in achieving aims of reduction of output, lack of credibility of OPEC due to differential in pricing systems.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 2 pages, 117 KB.

18 December 1984
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_094 72nd meeting: Report: Report on OPEC's Long-Term Strategy presented by Ahmed Zaki Yamani

Topics covered:

The main topic of the report was of Yamani's (and his committee's) efforts to reach out to non-OPEC oil producing nations, both from the developed (United Kingdom, Norway) and developing (Egypt, Mexico, Malaysia) countries, as well as the Soviet Union, to gauge their possible levels of cooperation with OPEC in setting a pricing structure on oil. As a result of Yamani's meetings with representatives from each of those countries, he invited Egypt, Mexico and Malaysia to attend OPEC meetings as observers.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 7 pages, 565 KB.

December 1984
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_095 73rd meeting: Minutes of the Seventy-Third (Extraordinary) Meeting of the Conference, Geneva

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Observers: Brunei Darussalam, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico. The main topics were discussion of the reports of the Ministerial Monitoring Committee, the Executive Council, and the Ministerial Committee on Price Differentials. In regard to price differentials, a table of prices for different types of crude were adopted by most membrs, with Algeria, Iran, and Libya dissenting and Gabon abstaining.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 84 pages, 6 MB.

January 28 - 30, 1985
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_096 74th meeting: Minutes of the Seventy-Fourth Meeting of the Conference, Geneva

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Observer: Mexico. Topics included review and discussion of reports from the 62nd meeting of the Economic Commission Board, the Ministerial Monitoring Committee and the Minsterial Executive Council. In terms of the price differentials, prices were slightly reduced on different types of crude, which most members approved with the exceptions of Algeria, Iran, and Libya, which refused to support that.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 109 pages, 7 MB.

July 22 - 25, 1985
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_097 75th meeting: Minutes of the Seventy-Fifth (Extraordinary) Meeting of the Conference, Vienna

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Observer: Mexico. One of the primary topics discussed was the request of some member states (Iraq, Ecuador, Qatar, Gabon, and the United Arab Emirates) for an increase in their production quotas. The meeting agreed to maintain the total production ceiling of 16 million barrels, but to reallocate quotas among member states at a future date. Reports of the Ministerial Executive Council and the Ministerial Monitoring Committee were discussed as well.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 74 pages, 3 MB.

October 3 - 4, 1985
Box: E-records AD_MC_038 Object : E-records AD_MC_038_098 76th meeting: Minutes of the Seventy-Sixth (76th) Meeting of the Conference, Geneva

Topics covered:

Delegations in attendance: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela. Observers: Malaysia, Mexico. Topics included approval of the 1986 budget, review of the reports of the 63rd meeting of the Economic Commission Board and the Ministerial Monitoring Committee. Given the status of the market and the increasing decline in production by OPEC member states, concern was raised that OPEC needed to do more to capture a larger share of the market, and set up a committee to examine what measures OPEC could take to do so.

Physical characteristics

PDF, 95 pages, 7 MB.

December 7 - 9, 1985

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