Of the four candidates, only Saudi Arabia's man is not a former petroleum minister, a position OPEC secretary-generals
have traditionally held at some point.
We tried to push but not that much" on compliance with targets, Opec Secretary-General
Abdullah Al-Badri told a news conference.
His ministry later said OPEC Secretary-General
Abdullah al-Badri of Libya had given preliminary agreement to the idea when he and Shmatko met.
QUITO: Opec Secretary-General
Abdullah Al Badri yesterday maintained the group's stance that it can do nothing to lower oil prices in a "crazy" market despite the impact on the poor and consumer pressure for output hikes.
The Energy and Mines Minister since July 2002, when he succeeded Alvaro Silva Calderon as the latter became OPEC Secretary-General
to replace Ali Rodriguez, Ramirez until then was head of the national gas regulatory body Enegas.
He has also been Iran's candidate for the post of OPEC secretary-general
, a key function for which Venezuelan Energy Minister Ali Rodriguez was chosen on Nov.
They have chosen Ali Rodriguez, Venezuela's energy and mines minister and current OPEC President, as OPEC secretary-general
to succeed Rilwanu Lukman of Nigeria from Jan.
Fresh remarks by OPEC Secretary-General
Abdalla El-Badri cast its shadows on the markets.
Saudi Arabia's firm decision to retreat its candidacy for the post of OPEC Secretary-General
has not yet been announced, but it seems that Iran and Iraq are stronger candidates for the post than Saudi Arabia," Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi said last month.
Summary: DUBAI -- Gulf OPEC producers that raised oil output to compensate for the shutdown of Libyan oilfields will certainly reduce production as Libya's output recovers, OPEC Secretary-General
Abdullah Al Badri said on Monday.
Unfortunately we are unable to reach a consensus this time to reduce or raise our production," Opec secretary-general
Abdullah El Badri said after the meeting.
An ex-oil minister, diplomat and former OPEC secretary-general
, Lukman now is the most powerful man in the petroleum sector next to President Yar'Adua.