An update on the agenda of the “CeraWeek” conference organized by “Standard & Poor’s Global” showed that Amin Nasser, CEO of the Saudi oil giant “Aramco”, will not attend the energy conference next week, according to Reuters.
Nasser, the head of the world’s largest oil company, was scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the conference, the largest gathering of energy ministers and top oil executives.
Al-Nasser was one of the few high-ranking Saudi officials whose names were included in this year’s calendar of events, and he regularly attended past CERA Week conferences.
A spokesman for Standard & Poor’s Global declined to comment. There was no comment from Aramco.
This year’s conference will be attended by US government officials and CEOs of major oil companies, with a weak presence of executives from the Middle East.
and showed Tweet Aramco’s account in the Americas via Twitter, published on February 28, that the conference will have the participation of researchers from the company, to shed light on “technology and initiatives aimed at facing international challenges in the energy sector and sustainability.”
Seven thousand people, an unprecedented number, have registered for the week-long conference, which includes discussions on fossil fuels, clean energy and advanced energy storage.
The differences between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries “OPEC” and Europe and the United States over supply and demand caused the absence of some officials.
In contrast to what prevailed in past years, this year’s conference will also be absent from the oil ministers of Iraq, Kuwait, the UAE and Russia.
The agreement of the “OPEC +” members to reduce production by two million barrels per day led to the widening of the dispute between OPEC and the United States, and the decision coincided with the midterm elections and the rise in gasoline prices.