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OPEC+ will reduce daily oil production by 2 million barrels. Watch for rising oil prices.

Meeting with Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud May 30, 2017 The Kremlin, Moscow

In an effort to help the oil market rebound despite pressure from the United States to produce more, OPEC and non-OPEC partners decided to impose significant output curbs on Wednesday. As concerns about the possibility of a worldwide economic recession have grown, crude prices have decreased to about $80 per barrel from more than $120 in early June.

In response to the announcement, the price of Brent crude oil increased by 1.5% to over $93 per barrel, extending gains from earlier in the week ahead of the meeting of oil ministers. US oil was up to   $88 US oil  a 1.7% increase. In an effort to prevent gas prices from rising once further, President Biden announced on Wednesday that he will release 10 million additional barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) of the United States in November.

 

This action marks a significant shift in the alliance’s production strategy, which saw output reduced by a record 10 million barrels per day in early 2020 as demand fell as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, the oil cartel has progressively reversed those record cuts, despite the fact that several OPEC+ nations are finding it difficult to meet their mandates.

As concerns about the possibility of a global economic recession have grown, oil prices have decreased to about $80 per barrel from more than $120 in early June. Top oil producers like Saudi Arabia and Russia will once again have access to the market due to the reduction, but prices at the pump are also predicted to rise globally. Biden’s agenda a to avoid the rise in gas prices, which is anticipated to occur in time for the midterm elections, may not be very successful.

White House officials said. ” “The President will continue to direct SPR releases as appropriate to protect American consumers and promote energy security.” “He is directing the Secretary of Energy to explore any additional responsible actions to continue increasing domestic production in the immediate term.”

Meanwhile gas prices in California are the highest in the nation at $6.49 per gallon or more in the Los Angeles area.

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