OPEC oil basket price up
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 18
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
The price of OPEC oil basket stood at $61.48 a barrel on Dec. 15, which is $0.61 more than on Dec. 14, the cartel told Trend Dec. 18.
The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes (ORB) is made up of the following: Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Zafiro (Equatorial Guinea), 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).
The price for February futures of the North Sea Brent oil mix rose by 0.89 percent – up to $63.79 per barrel, while the price for January futures of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil increased by 0.77 percent – up to $57.74 per barrel on Dec. 18.