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
The news marked an ominous beginning, health-wise, of the year 2015: the Cardiovascular Surgery Unit at Hospital Clínico Universitario, one of the country's largest teaching hospitals, was to close completely on January 5 due to lack of medicines and surgical supplies. All patients who were waiting to be operated on were sent home. More than 10 patients waiting for surgery reportedly died there from lack of basic medical supplies in the two months prior to the closure.