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Brent Crude Oil

Brent is a European grade of oil produced in the North Sea. Since 1971, it has been considered as a benchmark crude and used as a basis for price setting for over 40% of all the world´s grades of oil, in particular Russian oil Urals.

Oil price setting equally depends on the geopolitics, macroeconomics and supply/demand balance. Oil prices are greatly influenced by a concerted position of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) which includes such countries as: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Qatar, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Nigeria, Ecuador, Angola.