BUSINESS OPEC, non-OPEC oil producers to jointly boost oil output

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OPEC, non-OPEC oil producers to jointly boost oil output

Xinhua

12:41, June 24, 2018

OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers on Saturday agreed to jointly increase oil production.


Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Energy and Industry in United Arab Emirates Suhail Al-Mazrouei and OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo (L-R) attend a press conference after a OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers meeting in Vienna, Austria, June 23, 2018. OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers on Saturday agreed to jointly increase oil production. [Photo/Xinhua]


The meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers including Russia decided to stick to 100 percent conformity of the oil production cap set in the meeting in 2016 in which the agreement to cut oil output by a total of 1.8 million barrels per day has been reached.

The oil producers have reduced the production more than required in the past months.

According to the statement of meeting, oil producers will "strive to adhere to the overall conformity level, voluntarily adjusted to 100 percent."

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) did not give the details of how it would split the production increase, even without giving directly the amount of oil production increase.

The agreement would be implemented in July.

The oil producers gathering in Vienna showed some flexibility in oil production policy, according to Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih.

OPEC would continue monitor the market, and the production cap would be adjusted when needed.

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Energy and Industry in United Arab Emirates Suhail Al-Mazrouei (L-R) attend a press conference after a OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers meeting in Vienna, Austria, June 23, 2018. OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers on Saturday agreed to jointly increase oil production. [Photo/Xinhua]

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