OPEC's oil basket stands at USD 113.67 per barrel
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reference basket rebounded USD 0.57 on Thursday
OPEC's basket includes twelve products: Saharan Blend, Algeria; Iran Heavy, Iran; Basra Light, Iraq; Kuwait Export, Kuwait; Es Sider, Libya; Bonny Light, Nigeria; Marine, Qatar; Arab Light, Saudi Arabia; Murban, United Arab Emirates; Merey, Venezuela; Girassol, Angolia; and Oriente, Ecuador.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.