Thomson Financial News - Whenever there have been times of increased oil demand in the Asian region, in every instance, demand has been met with adequate supply, with much of it coming from the Gulf region. The Gulf countries and other OPEC members are not only able, but they are ready, willing and they are quenching the Asian thirst for oil. OPEC has maintained a secure stable and steady supply of oil since it was founded in 1960 and will continue to do so in the future.