Oil tank train cars sit idle Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in East Chicago. (File photo: AP)
VIENNA, April 24 (Xinhua) -- The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) daily basket price increased to 15.23 U.S. dollars a barrel on Thursday, compared with 12.22 dollars on Wednesday, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations released on Friday.
Also known as the OPEC reference basket of crude oil, the OPEC basket, a weighted average of oil prices from different OPEC members around the world, is used as an important benchmark for crude oil prices.
It currently averages the oil prices of 13 countries, namely Algeria, Angola, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.