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Saturday, 22 April 2017

OPEC panel recommends six-month extension of oil output cuts: source | Reuters

OPEC panel recommends six-month extension of oil output cuts: source | Reuters:

"An OPEC and non-OPEC technical committee recommended that producers extend a global deal to cut oil supplies for another six months from June, a source familiar with the matter said, in an effort to clear a glut of crude that has weighed on prices. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Russia and other producers originally agreed to cut production by 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) for six months from Jan. 1 to support the market. Compliance numbers were also reviewed at the meeting in Vienna on Friday that comprised of officials from countries monitoring adherence to agreed output levels, namely OPEC members Kuwait, Venezuela, Algeria and non-OPEC Russia and Oman."



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Oil dives below $50 as confidence in Opec wavers

Oil dives below $50 as confidence in Opec wavers:

"Oil was set for the biggest weekly drop in a month as market confidence in Opec’s ability to overpower a resurgent US shale industry wavered.

US benchmark West Texas Intermediate fell below $50 a barrel on Friday — down $1.32 to $49.39 — by 6.45pm in London. The global Brent marker dropped $1.24 to $51.75 a barrel.

Both benchmarks fell by more than 7 per cent this week, marking the biggest falls since early March."



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