Friday, 03 December 2021 10:27 GMT

World Petroleum Congress to Begin Work in Moscow

(MENAFN- Qatar News Agency) Scow june 16 (qna) - the 21st world petroleum congress (wpc) begins work here on monday and is to run until june 19 at the crocusexpo center.

the congress has been held once in three years since 1933. the latest one was held in qatar in 2011. the congress is organized by the world petroleum council with head office in london.

sixty-nine countries are the council's members. ukraine became a new member of the wpc in autumn last year.

despite sanctions with regard to russia over crimea's reunification with the rf western companies have decided not to boycott the congress in moscow. "only canada's alberta province (the country's main oil producing region) has declined to participate in it" an official at the forum organizing committee told russia's (itar-tass) news agency.

russian minister of energy alexander novak said "the petroleum industry is one of the most dynamically developing sectors of the world economy. the congress provides a fine opportunity for specialists from various countries to share advanced experience and get an expert assessment of the most acute problems of the present-day oil and gas industry".

novak added "within the framework of the congress participants will comprehensively examine and discuss matters regarding the extraction development and transportation of oil and gas projects in the arctic the management of the sector development and many other ones." (qna)

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