World Petroleum Congress Opens In Houston
Faizan Hashmi Published December 06, 2021 | 08:10 AM
HOUSTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 06th December, 2021) The World Petroleum Congress (WPC), a triennial global industry event that was postponed by a year amid the pandemic, has finally opened in Houston, a Sputnik correspondent reports.
Jeff Shellebarger, Chairman of the board of the Organizing Committee for the 23rd WPC, said at the opening ceremony on Sunday that the gathering will allow its participants to align their stances on global energy security and discuss future developments, in particular within the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
The WPC is being held in the US for the first time in over 30 years. Houston beat out Vancouver to bring the international energy event, which is held every three years, to the US. The last time that WPC was held in the US (also in Houston) was in 1987. The first World Petroleum Congress was held in London in 1933.