Six years after, document of cooperation stabilises oil market – OPEC

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has said the Document of Cooperation between the cartel and non-OPEC members is meant to stabilise the market. 

OPEC Secretary General, Haitham Al Ghais, who dated this in a statement to mark the 6th year of the agreement added that it has also helped in securing global energy security. 

The six year old DoC signed by 23 oil producing countries aims to secure sustainable oil market stability through cooperation and dialogue, including at the research and technical levels, for the benefit of all producers, consumers and investors, as well as the global economy at large.

Ghais said: “The Declaration of Cooperation is an unprecedented collaborative framework of 23 oil-producing countries that is based on trust, mutual respect and dialogue. Six years later, the framework continues to play an instrumental role in supporting market stability, which is essential for growth and development, as well as attracting the necessary investment to ensure energy security.”

The commitment of the DoC participants to a stable oil market has once again been evident following the severe oil market contraction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These efforts have supported the global pandemic recovery process, and have been recognized at the highest levels of government and by other international organizations and academia.

“On December  10 2016, OPEC member countries and Azerbaijan; the Kingdom of Bahrain; Brunei Darussalam; Equatorial Guinea, which later joined OPEC; Kazakhstan; Malaysia; Mexico; the Sultanate of Oman; the Russian Federation; the Republic of Sudan; and the Republic of South Sudan, met at the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, , and decided to establish the DoC as a platform for cooperation and dialogue in the interest of oil market stability. Other producers attended the meeting in support of these extraordinary efforts.