OPEC oil price continues to rise
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 25
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The price of OPEC’s basket of 13 crudes stood at $51.96 per barrel on May 24, as compared to $51.34 a barrel on May 23, the cartel said in a message on its website.
The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes (ORB) is made up of the following: Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Rabi Light (Gabon), Iran Heavy (Islamic Republic of Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonny Light (Nigeria), Qatar Marine (Qatar), Arab Light (Saudi Arabia), Murban (UAE) and Merey (Venezuela).
This is while the price for July futures of Brent crude oil has increased by 0.82 percent to $54.40 per barrel as of 05:20 (GMT +4), May 25.
Meanwhile, the price for July futures of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) has grown by 0.76 percent and stood at $51.75 per barrel.
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