By - John Gault*

“It is important that we look to provide rational and impartial supply and demand forecasts. We need to continually strive for more reliable and transparent data, to help alleviate uncertainty and volatility.”

- Opec Secretary General ‘Abd Allah al-Badri, Chatham House, London, 27 January 2014

The words of former Opec chief Mr Badri echo similar sentiments expressed in June 1991 by a previous Opec Secretary General, Dr Subroto. At the time, Dr...