OPEC+ decided not to change the production quotas for its members at its latest meeting, which took place on Sunday.
Major oil-producing countries led by Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed on December 4 to maintain their current output levels in a climate of uncertainty and ahead of fresh sanctions against Moscow coming into force next week.
OPEC’s de facto leader Saudi Arabia and OPEC+’s other members are discussing an oil production increase, OPEC delegates said on Monday, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Heading into November 2022 with the firm knowledge that intra-OPEC+ cohesion has been restored to the fullest and the oil group has been given a new long-term ambition, pricing decisions for Middle Eastern cargoes loading next month faced an uncanny dilemma.
OPEC is likely to maintain its view world oil demand will rise for another decade, longer than many other forecasters predict, in a forthcoming major report, despite the growing role of renewables and electric cars, two OPEC sources said.
Oil prices fell Tuesday on fears that an inflation-induced weakening of global economies would soften fuel demand, and as Iraqi crude exports have been unaffected by clashes
While energy prices are still below their most recent highs, they’ve been ticking upward again more recently.
Oil prices dipped on Tuesday, paring some gains from the previous session, as the market feared that more aggressive interest rates hikes from central banks may lead to a global economic slowdown and soften fuel demand.
Oil prices rose 1 percent on Monday, as expectations OPEC will cut output if needed to support prices, conflict in Libya, and rising demand amid soaring natural gas prices in Europe helped offset a dire outlook for growth in the United States.
Global benchmark Brent crude futures fell 21 cents, or 0.2 per cent, to US $100.00. The US West Texas Intermediate crude futures contract was down 10 cents, or 0.1