Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, is likely to choose Mohammed Barkindo, a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, as the next secretary-general of the producer group, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.
The OPEC has been looking for a replacement for Libya’s Abdullah al-Badri, who was elected acting secretary-general in December until the end of July after serving full terms.
Barkindo led the NNPC from 2009 to 2010.
OPEC oil ministers meet on Thursday in Vienna. The consensus of all members – which in the past has sometimes been elusive – is required for the appointment of a new secretary-general.

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