NO. 30


OPEC/IPEC Ministerial Meeting Envisages Coordination Of EnvironmentalEfforts

In a somewhat lack-luster press release issued after a ministerial meetingin Vienna on 23 April between OPEC member countries and a group of non-OPEC oilproducers (see text below), the countries concerned spoke only in vague termsabout coordinating their environmental efforts and positions.

As issued, the press release represents a watering-down of a more decisivelyworded draft earlier...