Time: 1:23 PM
Price of OPEC's 15-crude basket was down USD 2.46
on Thursday to USD 80.14 per barrel (pb) compared with USD 82.60 pb Wednesday,
the organization said in its bulletin on Wednesday.
The bulletin noted that the annual average price of the crudes' basket
stood at USD 52.43 pb last year.
The OPEC basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Djeno
(Congo), 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).