OPEC chief to speak at Scottish energy forum

The head of OPEC will speak at a major UK energy conference due to be held in Dundee.

Mohammad Barkindo, secretary general of OPEC, has today been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Dundee Energy Forum.

Mr Barkindo will address representatives from the International Energy Forum, the Energy Charter Secretariat, the European Commission, US Department of Energy and the UK energy regulator OFGEM.

The Dundee Energy Forum is due to be held on June 10 and 11 and will be held at Dundee University.

Professor Peter Cameron, director of the University’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, said: “When the Secretary General of OPEC speaks, the world listens and stock markets react,” he said.

“OPEC is probably the most important body in the global supply of oil, and in these unpredictable times the future of energy is an issue that we should all be interested in.

“This year’s Dundee Energy Forum will focus on international energy cooperation, and Mr Barkindo’s experience in representing OPEC will provide a fascinating insight as to how the world can react and adapt to ever-evolving energy demands.

“We look forward to welcoming him to the University of Dundee for what is certain to be a fascinating keynote speech.”

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