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OPEC crude basket closes higher

Posted on Feb 21 2014 | IANS

Vienna, Feb 21 : The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at USD 106.79 a barrel Thursday, compared to USD 107.15 Wednesday, according to the OPEC Secretariat.

The new OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonny Light (Nigeria), Qatar Marine (Qatar), Arab Light (Saudi Arabia), Murban (the United Arab Emirates), and Merey (Venezuela).

A barrel is equal to 159 litres.

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