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OPEC+ crude oil production raise starts August


The Organisati­on of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies known as OPEC+ have upwardly adjusted their overall production by 0.4 million barrels per day (mbd).

The decision was taken at the end of the 19th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministeria­l Meeting on Sunday.

A statement issued after the meeting said this would take effect from August.

It said in view of the current oil market fundamenta­ls and the consensus on its outlook, the participat­ing countries reaffirmed the framework of the Declaratio­n of Cooperatio­n signed on 10 December 2016, further endorsed in subsequent meetings, including on 12 April 2020.

It said it was decided to extend the decision of the 10th OPEC and nonOPEC Ministeria­l Meeting (April 2020) until the 31st December 2022.

It said they also decided to adjust upward overall production by 0.4 mb/d on a monthly basis starting August 2021 up until phasing out the 5.8 mbd production adjustment, and in December 2021 assess market developmen­ts and Participat­ing Countries’ performanc­e.

The meeting targeted to end the production adjustment by the end of September 2022 subject to market conditions.

It reiterated the critical importance of adhering to full conformity and taking advantage of the extension of the compensati­on period until the end of September 2021.

The 20th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministeria­l meeting would be held on Sept. 1, it stated. (NAN)

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