OPEC daily basket price closes higher

Vienna, Aug 17 (IANS/WAM) The price of OPEC’s basket of 14 crudes rose to $45.03 a barrel on Tuesday, compared to $43.92 the previous day, according to the OPEC Secretariat.

The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes is made up of the following: Murban (UAE), Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Minas (Indonesia), 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) and Merey (Venezuela). A barrel equals 159 litres.

–IANS/WAM

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