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Saudi Arabia to host the World Petroleum Congress in 2026

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The Organizing Committee of the World Petroleum Congress announced the acceptance of Saudi Arabia’s candidacy to host and organize the conference and the accompanying exhibition in its twenty-fifth edition in Riyadh in the year 2026.



The Saudi “Al-Ekhbariya” channel reported, Monday, that the announcement came on the sidelines of the Youth Conference, organized by the World Petroleum Council, in Almaty, Kazakhstan.



It noted that Saudi Arabia has enjoyed great international support, following the Ministry of Energy’s submission of the Kingdom’s candidacy file to host the Congress and exhibition.



It is noteworthy that the World Petroleum Congress is a prominent global event that brings together countries and international organizations every three years. It aims to enhance cooperation between them in the fields of energy and find solutions to the basic challenges facing the development of this vital sector. The Congress and exhibition are also of great interest to specialists and visitors.



The Director-General of the World Petroleum Council, Dr. Pierce Reimer, congratulated Saudi Arabia for choosing to host the 25th edition of the World Petroleum Congress in Riyadh, “as the largest oil exporter in the world, and possessing one of the largest oil reserves in the world. This event confirms the importance of the Kingdom globally.”



Reemer added that he “looks forward to working with Saudi Arabia to organize a highly successful Congress in 2026, which will raise the Kingdom’s position as a global leader in the field of energy, as well as being one of the most active economies in the world.”



Established in 1933, the World Petroleum Congress is a neutral platform for discussing issues facing the oil and gas sector among all stakeholders from around the world.



The World Petroleum Congress is a prominent global event, bringing together countries and international organizations, every 3 years, to enhance cooperation between them in the fields of energy, and to find solutions to the main challenges facing the development of this sector.


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