The price oil “baskets” the OPEC on Monday fell to 899 cents, or 2,81%, reaching the level of 23 January 2004, when its price was also of 30.74 per barrel.
MOSCOW, 22 Dec. The price oil “baskets” the OPEC (OPEC Reference Basket of crudes) on Monday, December 21, fell to 0.89 per dollar, or by 2.81% to of 30.74 USD per barrel, having fallen to the level of 23 January 2004, when its price was also of 30.74 per barrel, the message of the organization.
On Friday, December 18, the price of a barrel of OPEC oil stood at $ 31,63 USD per barrel.
The average price of a barrel in December is now 34,63 dollar, and the average for 2015 it struck round a mark in 50 dollars for barrel — 49.99 USD per barrel.
In 2014, the average price oil “baskets” was 96,29 dollar against 105,87 dollars per barrel in 2013. The cost of the “basket” dropped below $ 100 in September 2014 and totalled 95,98 dollars per barrel.
In 2012, the average price of a “basket” was 109,45 dollars per barrel, in 2011 — 107,46 dollar, in 2010 — 77,45 dollar. The record price of basket was set July 3, 2008 — 140,73 dollars per barrel.
The price “baskets” the OPEC is defined as the average of the prices of the following grades of oil extracted by the countries of cartel: 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 (UAE) and Merey (Venezuela).