Organization of Petroleum Importing Countries

Organization of Petroleum Importing Countries

The Organization of Petroleum Importing Countries was a cartel (or a proposal for a cartel) of countries that primarily consume petroleum, to counter the influence of OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.[1][2]

It was reported in the early 1980s that Costa Rica had led the establishment of a group of countries under this name.[3]

There were also calls in the early 21st century for an organization fulfilling such a role.[4] It was argued that it was in the interests of developing countries[5][6][7] and that it wouls also act to the benefit of developed countries.[8]


  1. ^ Rosemary H. T. O'Kane "A Probabilistic Approach to the Causes of Coups d'Etat", British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Jul., 1981), pp. 287-308 Jstor
  2. ^ "Energy and the Balance of Payments", by Charles F. Stewart Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science" Vol. 31, No. 2, The National Energy Problem (Dec., 1973), pp. 137-147 JSTOR
  3. ^ Paul Hallwood and Stuart Sinclair, "OPEC'S Developing Relationships with the Third World" International Affairs, Vol. 58, No. 2 (Spring, 1982), pp. 271-286 Jstor
  4. ^ Fueling Asia’s growth: Collaboration in energy security by Deloitte's Global Energy & Resources Group and Deloitte’s China Practice [ Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu report], 2007
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  8. ^ Jayanta Sen, "Buyers' Cartel for Oil? Feasible and a Free Lunch Worth $5 Trillion to $50 Trillion for the US!" SSRN Working Papers Series

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