Thursday, November 30, 2017

Opec, non-Opec producers extend crude cuts

It's official - OPEC and non-OPEC producers have extended their joint 1.8 million barrels per day of oil production cuts until December 2018, following the conclusion of their ministerial meeting here in Vienna, Austria.

There were some doubts that the Russians will not play ball, but in the end they did. Energy Minister Alexander Novak and his Saudi counterpart Khalid Al-Falih subsequently turned up portraying an air of harmony. It's been a long crude day, with plenty of words to punch on a keyboard, plus radio, TV and OPEC webcasts to contend with for the Oilholic who is well and truly knackered. Hence, apologies for not providing some instant and more meaningful commentary here. 

To make up for it, here's a spot report for IBTimes UK with some market analysts' quote.

And here is yours truly's customary OPEC take for Forbes.

Some more composed thoughts to follow once this blogger has had some sleep after a long hectic day; but in the interim that's all for the moment folks! Keep reading, keep it crude!

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© Gaurav Sharma 2017. Photo: (L to R) Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and his Saudi counterpart Khalid Al-Falih announce the extension of OPEC and non-OPEC production cuts at the conclusion of the 173rd OPEC ministers' meeting in Vienna, Austria on 30 November, 2017 © Gaurav Sharma.

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