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OPEC Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    OPEC n : an organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum [syn: Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'OPEC'


The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC, pronounced /ˈoʊpɛk/ OH-pek) is an intergovernmental organization of twelve developing countries made up of Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. OPEC has maintained its headquarters in Vienna since 1965,

According to its statutes, one of the principal goals is the determination of the best means for safeguarding the organization's interests, individually and collectively. It also pursues ways and means of ensuring the stabilization of prices in international oil markets with a view to eliminating harmful and unnecessary fluctuations; giving due regard at all times to the interests of the producing nations and to the necessity of securing a steady income to the producing countries; an efficient and regular supply of petroleum to consuming nations, and a fair return on their capital to those investing in the petroleum industry.

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  • OPEC output slumps, IEA says
    Daniel J. Graeber PARIS, April 11 (UPI) -- Oil output from members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries was sharply lower in March, the International Energy Agency said Friday. Read more on this news related to 'OPEC'
  • OPEC basket price drops 15 cents, stands at USD 105.19 pb
    (MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) OPEC daily basket price dropped USD 15 cents on Tuesday, reaching USD 105.19 per barrel (pb), compared to USD 105.53 pb Monday, the cartel said... Read more on this news related to 'OPEC'
  • OPEC daily basket price closes lower
    Vienna, April 23 (IANS/WAM): The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $105.19 a barrel Tuesday, against $105.34 Monday, according to the OPEC Secretariat. Read more on this news related to 'OPEC'

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