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List of OPEC Countries

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This is a plain text list of List of OPEC Countries in alphabetical order. Below this list we will provide a second list of the countries ranked by the year they joined the coalition.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is an intergovernmental organization that accounts for roughly 44 percent (2018) of global oil production. As stated in their charter, their mission is to “coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its member countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets, in order to secure an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consumers, a steady income to producers, and a fair return on capital for those investing in the petroleum industry.”

List of OPEC Countries

Equatorial Guinea
Republic of the Congo
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates

OPEC Countries By Membership Years

Below is a list of member nations of OPEC ordered from the year the country joined (or left) the organization. The organization began in 1960 with charter members including Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. Note that Gabon, was a member of OPEC for twenty years (from 1975-1995) before leaving the organization. They would rejoin in 2016 and have been members of the organization ever since.

Iraq 1960–
Kuwait 1960–
Saudi Arabia 1960–
Venezuela 1960–
Libya 1962–
United Arab Emirates 1967–
Algeria 1969–
Nigeria 1971–
1975–1995, 2016–
Angola 2007–
Equatorial Guinea 2017–
Republic of the Congo 2018–


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