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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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  • Former Nigerian OPEC Secretary-General Lukman Dies at 75
    Former OPEC Secretary-General Rilwanu Lukman died in Vienna. He was 75. Read more on this news related to 'OPEC'
  • OPEC Sees Shrinking Oil Market Share in 2015
    OPEC expects its share of the world oil market to shrink in 2015 for a third year running, due in part to the U.S. shale oil boom, giving the exporter group little comfort from an acceleration in global demand. Read more on this news related to 'OPEC'
  • OPEC Sees 2015 Demand for Its Crude as Least in Six Years
    OPEC predicted that demand for its crude will decline in 2015 to the lowest in six years as supplies from other producers, led by the U.S., are more than enough to cover the increase in global consumption. Read more on this news related to 'OPEC'

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