Point of View: OPEC's Silva Calderón: OPEC a force for market stability

Stability is a word that arises quickly and often in conversation with the secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Álvaro Silva Calderón. He is no less fond of talking about dialogue, cooperation, principles or, for that matter, numbers. Indeed, it soon emerges that such words are central to Silva Calderón's view of OPEC's role in the world, whether past, present, or future."I was close to the founding of OPEC," he said, with a touch of assurance as he fields questions in his office overlooking Vienna's Danube Canal. "My feeling is that most people, if not all people, now have a clear concept of OPEC as an international organizati...

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