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This week on Marketplace Middle East

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  • MME reports from the 19th World Petroleum Congress in Madrid
  • Will gathered business leaders come up with a solution to combat high oil prices?
  • Plus, John Defterios sits down with OPEC President, Chakib Khelil
  • Khelil shares his thoughts on spiralling prices and global energy demand
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(CNN) -- In focus -- World Petroleum Congress

MME's John Defterios sits down with OPEC President and Algerian Minister for Energy and Mines, Chakib Khelil to talk about global energy demand.

MME's John Defterios sits down with OPEC President and Algerian Minister for Energy and Mines, Chakib Khelil to talk about global energy demand.

As oil prices spiral upwards, industry makers convene in Madrid for the 19th World Petroleum Congress. Will the Madrid congress divert from the usual discussion on the long-term sustainability of the energy sector to come up with a solution to combat high oil prices? MME goes on the road to Madrid to find out what issues are on the agenda.

Facetime with OPEC President Chakib Khelil

He has strong beliefs that the weak dollar is a primary cause of record high oil prices; that OPEC has done all it can to help curb them, and that oil prices will not come down.

This week at the World Petroleum Congress in Madrid, MME sits down with Chakib Khelil, the President of OPEC and also the Algerian Minister for Energy and Mines.

Khelil is a key figure in the liberalization of the oil industry in Algeria, and he has a frank discussion with MME's John Defterios about spiraling prices and global energy demand.

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Watch the show this week at the times (GMT) below:

Friday: 0815, 1945
Saturday: 0545
Sunday: 0715

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