Calgary narrowly wins the 2023 World Petroleum Congress after four rounds of voting


City awarded the 24th edition of the event after four ballots in St. Petersburg, Russia 

Calgary has been selected as host city for the World Petroleum Congress in September 2023, after multiple rounds of voting by the World Petroleum Council on Sunday in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The win was announced on Sunday morning Calgary time, 9 hours behind the Russian city. Calgary was narrowly selected over Baku, Azerbaijan by a vote of 21-20 on the fourth ballot.

Kazakhstan, Dubai and Buenos Aires were knocked off the list in previous rounds of voting.