EghtesadOnline: OPEC and its allies (OPEC+ including Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brunei, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, South Sudan and Sudan) led by Russia agreed to cut output by an additional 500,000 barrels per day until March 2020 as the 177th OPEC meeting held in Vienna, Austria, closed on Friday.
EghtesadOnline: While US sanctions on Iran’s oil industry have slashed the OPEC member’s crude exports, its oil product sales remain strong at nearly $500 million a month, shipping data and Reuters calculations show.
EghtesadOnline: OPEC oil output increased in August for the first month this year as higher supply from Iraq and Nigeria outweighed restraint by top exporter Saudi Arabia and losses caused by US sanctions on Iran, a Reuters survey found.
EghtesadOnline: OPEC oil output sank to a new five-year low in June as a rise in Saudi supply did not offset losses in Iran and Venezuela due to US sanctions and other outages elsewhere in the group, a Reuters survey found.
EghtesadOnline: The letter of association drawn up to clarify the terms of cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC members is not binding and will not impact the half-a-century old organization.
EghtesadOnline: Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries should hold consultations among themselves first on oil policy before striking deals with producers outside the bloc, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday before leaving Tehran to attend the 176th meeting of OPEC in Vienna, Austria.
EghtesadOnline: OPEC said that international trade tensions are hurting demand for oil, slashing its estimates for consumption earlier in the year and predicting further challenges ahead.
EghtesadOnline: A month before OPEC and allies are set to discuss the future of their production cut deal, the leader of the non-OPEC group, Russia, appears to have finally fallen in line with its share of the cuts, producing below its OPEC+ quota for the month of May.
EghtesadOnline: Unilateral measures to cut Iranian oil exports to zero will not produce the results desired by the Trump White House.
EghtesadOnline: The pact between OPEC, Russia and its allies is "here to stay," a longtime adviser at Saudi Arabia's energy ministry said, playing down concerns that the alliance could end given Russia's lukewarm comments around the ongoing market management.