The logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is seen at the headquarters building in Vienna on April 4, 2013.
The logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is seen at the headquarters building in Vienna on April 4, 2013. - 
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When OPEC decides to restrict global oil supply and raise prices, it can become very tempting for some nations, particularly smaller producers, to break the pact and sell more oil. OPEC members and allies are currently meeting in Azerbaijan, and the monitoring committee has been reviewing the “percentage of conformity” for each nation. Essentially, it is checking to see if members are cheating. 

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