The death of OPEC secretary general is not clear, a warning from a country?

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According to Xinhua News Agency Abuja on July 6, Nigerian national oil company CEO Giari confirmed on July 6 that Nigerian valjindo, Secretary General of the organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), died on July 5 at the age of 63.

Baljindo died around 11 p.m. on the 5th. According to foreign media sources, he also attended the “Energy Summit” (the opening ceremony of the 21st Nigerian oil and Gas Conference) held in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, that morning, delivered a keynote speech at the meeting and held talks with Buhari, Nigeria.


None of the people who came into contact with him felt any abnormality in his body or mood, and he also arranged the schedule for the next day.

Baljindo was born in Adamawa, Nigeria, in April 1959. He has served as OPEC secretary general since 2016. Normally, he will end his term in August.

The accidental death of valjindo caused many suspicions, the main reason being the unknown cause of death.

So far, Nigeria has made no further explanation. The Wall Street Journal said today that he died in an accident and that he changed the role of OPEC secretary general.


Although the official news of Nigeria is quoted by the regular media, the “conspiracy theory” of netizens on Twitter is emerging one after another, and there are many guesses on Weibo, some say that he was sent away by the CIA, some say that he committed suicide

However, the United States has not threatened the heads of international organizations once or twice.

In 2001, Jos é, director general of the international organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons Jos é bustani insisted that no evidence of major killers had been found during the field survey in Iraq.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of state Bolton went directly to bustany’s office to greet his family. Bolton also kindly reminded him, “we know where your children live, and we know that your two sons are in New York.”

Bustani resigned on April 22, 2002.

There are generally three reasons why baljindo’s death cause is not released:

1? The police are still investigating, and it is impossible to determine which factor caused the death;

2? The police have found out, but the family members are unwilling to make it public and respect their decisions;

3? External forces intervene, and the cause of death can be disclosed only after the script is compiled.

In other words, he is unlikely to die of sudden illness or car accident, because these can be announced.

Baljindo is not a politician, but OPEC, as the largest oil producing country “monopoly alliance”, plays an important role in the energy problems caused by the current Ukrainian crisis, which is rooted in the political conflict between the United States (Europe) and Russia.

Therefore, valjindo and OPEC also have a deeper political color.

Mohammad Sanusi barkindo completed his university studies in Nigeria, spent his youth in Britain and the United States, studied Petroleum Economics at Oxford University and MBA at the University of Washington. He is a senior intellectual in Africa.

After returning to China, he served as the CEO of the Nigerian national oil company, the head of the liquefied natural gas company, the head of the Nigerian delegation to the “United Nations climate change negotiations” since 1991, the Acting Secretary General of OPEC in 2006, and was elected as the Secretary General of OPEC on August 1, 2016.

As secretary general, baljindo is not the decision-maker of oil policy, but the coordinator among oil producing countries (including member countries and non member countries).

In 2017, baljindo emphasized his principle: determine industrial policies according to market demand (Economic Law), and strive to create a stable and sustainable oil market, long-term cooperation and stable investment to ensure the security of future energy supply.

Baljindo opposes the excessive involvement of political factors in the oil industry, and should try to reduce the impact of political factors on oil production.

He believes that China is one of OPEC’s most important customers. At the same time, the construction of the “the Belt and Road” will bring new changes in energy demand to countries and regions along the route. OPEC should actively cooperate with the “the Belt and Road”.

But baljindo, like his predecessors, is hard to shake off the influence of the United States on OPEC. The “oil dollar Wall Street” system will never allow the existence of an “alliance of oil producing countries” in the world that is not affected by the United States.

When the United States needs oil prices to rise or fall, the White House will ask OPEC to reduce production or increase production. This will inevitably lead to a political game between the United States and OPEC.

Generally speaking, major OPEC countries Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait will ultimately choose to cooperate with the United States, but Iran and Venezuela will not comply with the United States.

In this way, baljindo will continue to run for these contradictions and find a balance of interests.

Baljindo was called by the Wall Street Journal as a person who “changed the role of OPEC secretary general” because he attached great importance to OPEC’s own interests.

The problems that make him headache are the contradictions between Iran, Venezuela and the United States, as well as the internal contradictions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the sworn enemies. Baljindo is really hard at mediating these contradictions.

However, after the intensification of the contradiction between Russia and Ukraine at the end of last year, baljindo encountered real trouble. In fact, this is a contradiction between the United States and Russia, which is beyond his ability.

Baljindo said at the “oil conference” held in Cairo, Egypt, on February 14, ten days before the outbreak of the military conflict that there was no fundamental shortage of energy. The reason for the rise in oil prices was the contradiction between the West and Russia. “It was geopolitical risks that were driving up oil prices.”.

He did not directly name the United States, but this is the hint of the OPEC group: if oil prices soar in the future, it has nothing to do with OPEC, which will not change its production plan.

After the outbreak of the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the West imposed sanctions on Russia by banning the purchase of oil, resulting in serious energy shortages in Europe, and the oil price soared to about $120 a barrel.

However, this is not caused by the large increase in oil demand due to the increase in industrial production in Europe, but purely caused by artificial political factors.

When the United States constantly asked OPEC to increase production to make up for the shortfall in Russian oil production reduction, baljindo did not suggest that OPEC respond to the United States, but only symbolically increased production.

Biden himself could not change the decisions of Saudi Arabia and other countries. Saudi Arabia pushed it to OPEC.

On May 31, OPEC issued a statement: Despite the sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union on Russia, OPEC will still adhere to its oil production plan.

The United States decided to do both, on the one hand, to put pressure on OPEC; On the one hand, it directly exerts political pressure on Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries.

Biden originally planned to visit Saudi Arabia at the end of June, but Saudi Arabia’s attitude was relatively cold, and the meeting place was arranged in Jeddah instead of Riyadh, the capital.

Jeddah is the venue of the opening ceremony of Saudi Arabia’s “Mecca Medina” high speed railway (Mecca Medina high speed railway). In 2018, Saudi King Salman also personally attended the commencement ceremony.


Chinese enterprises have created a “desert miracle” for Saudi Arabia, and local tyrants don’t care about money.

Build a high-speed railway between the two holy cities, and the equipment is the most advanced. It’s strange that Saudi ox x is not showing off. Otherwise, isn’t it a night trip in royal guards?

Biden is coming to meet in Jeddah. The president of the United States, oh, the focus of the world, local tyrants, by the way, isn’t it very reasonable?

Biden postponed his trip. White House press secretary Jean Pierre announced that Biden would visit the Middle East from July 13 to 16, and go to Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The meeting place is still Jeddah, and CNN has a lot of complaints about it.

Why is Biden willing to “condescend”? Because it is the United States that is seeking Saudi Arabia, not Saudi Arabia that is seeking the United States.

Can Biden “persuade” Saudi Arabia to take the lead in increasing production? I didn’t expect much.

If Saudi Arabia increases production significantly, cooperate with the United States to reduce oil prices. In that case, Saudi Arabia’s move is tantamount to a blow to Russia. At the same time, it also undermines OPEC’s internal production plan.

It is very difficult for the United States to force Saudi Arabia to increase production, but it is such a coincidence that before Biden’s visit, OPEC Secretary General valjindo, who opposed increasing production, died inexplicably.

On March 9, baljindo reiterated at the “Cambridge Energy Conference” in the United States: no organization or country can make up for Russia’s oil share, and energy can no longer be politicized.

On May 4, he publicly refuted the US argument that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were capable of increasing production.

On May 6, valjindo also visited Venezuela and called on the United States to lift sanctions.

On May 18, he said that the sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela had seriously violated the right of people in the world to use energy, and Venezuela should resume its normal production and export capacity.

In fact, many of his words are on behalf of Saudi Arabia and other countries.

Now, if a living person says no, it’s gone. Which of these Arab princes and ministers is not familiar with baljindo? It’s strange that the local tyrants don’t shiver.

If baljindo’s life can be exchanged for OPEC’s substantial increase in production, it will be very cost-effective for the lighthouse, and the next new secretary general is Kuwaiti haisam argais. Ask him if he is afraid?

If OPEC becomes an obstacle to the interests of the United States, the organization may “die”.

However, the question is not the oil producing group itself, but how long can the “oil dollar Wall Street” system last?

In order to maintain dollar settlement and control over energy production, lighthouses can do anything.

Baljindo’s death may be a “death warning”, and oil producing countries should be careful next.

Of course, the United States cannot be wronged because of this. After all, the United States is a country with “human rights first”.

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