Iran gives Opec green light to reduce oil output by 0.8 mn bpd from 2019


Iran gave OPEC the green light on Friday to reduce oil output by around 0.8 million barrels per day from 2019 after finding a compromise with rival Saudi Arabia over a possible exemption from the cuts, an OPEC source said.

Tehran has emerged as a key sticking point for a deal but sources said the difficulties were now in the past and OPEC was refocusing on talks with non-member producers led by Russia to reduce supplies and prop up oil prices. "Yes, Iran agreed in principle," the source said. OPEC will propose that.....

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