Follow Us:
Monday, August 08, 2022
Premium

OPEC chief hails Rex Tillerson pick for US secretary of state

In a bid to end a global supply glut, which had sent prices tumbling over the summer, OPEC in November agreed to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day.

By: AFP | Washington |
December 14, 2016 3:27:22 am
US President-elect Donald Trump, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, US secretary of State, Opec, OPEC and America, latest news, International news, World news ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson. Barkindo said Tillerson “will be a great asset to the incoming administration,” and called the appointment “well-deserved.”

The head of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries on Tuesday hailed US President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be the next secretary of State. “It’s an understatement to say that Rex is more than qualified to occupy this very important office, particularly at these challenging times,” OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo said.

Watch What Else is Making News

Barkindo was speaking at a forum on the global outlook for oil at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where Tillerson is a member of the board of trustees.

Trump earlier on Tuesday unveiled Tillerson as his pick for the top American diplomat, drawing sharp criticism because of the oil executive’s close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as his lack of experience in public service.

Subscriber Only Stories
Re-Defining The Tradition In Folk Art: An Art Educator’s PerspectivePremium
Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS) launches undergraduate program...Premium
MIT World Peace University launches Five-Year Integrated B.Tech with MBA ...Premium
Bring Home The Ultimate Solution For The Whole Family With Airtel Xstream...Premium

But Barkindo said Tillerson “will be a great asset to the incoming administration,” and called the appointment “well-deserved.”

In a bid to end a global supply glut, which had sent prices tumbling over the summer, OPEC in November agreed to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day. And 11 non-OPEC members on Saturday also agreed to cut production by more than a half-million barrels per day.

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App.

First published on: 14-12-2016 at 03:27:22 am
Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments

Featured Post

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X