Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)
Established in 1968 to promote co-operation and close ties between member states in economic activities related to the oil industry; to determine ways of safeguarding their legitimate interests, both individual and collective, in the oil industry; to unite their efforts so as to ensure the flow of oil to consumer markets on equitable and reasonable terms; and to create a favourable climate for the investment of capital and expertise in their petroleum industries.
Members. Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia*, United Arab Emirates. *Tunisia’s membership was made inactive in 1986.
Headquarters: PO Box 20501, Safat 13066, Kuwait.
Secretary-General: Abbas Ali Naqi (Kuwait).