Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

OPEC’s media presence may have faded over the past few years, but this group of countries has the power to impact the political-economy of the world.  With the power to set the supply of oil to the world, this cartel can affect prices with the world demand for oil at a constant high they have made themselves a force to be reckoned with.  However, with a new world-wide emphasis on clean energy, how will OPEC remain relevant in a future with alternatives to fossil fuels. This committee will focus on maintaining power on the world stage, while dealing with world and domestic crises as the come.

Find the OPEC Background Guide here.