Current OPEC Chairman, the UAE Energy Minister Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, told reporters after the meeting that the increase agreed upon is "a little bit less than 1 million barrels" over OPEC's current output. American officials are said to have asked Japan to completely halt oil imports from Iran, going beyond the cuts demanded during the Obama-era sanctions.
The move from the United States pinched India hard by sending pump prices to record highs and putting pressure on inflation, CAD (current account deficit) and government math by pushing up the oil import bill. But global oil markets are getting tight - very tight.
But the agreement failed to announce a clear target for the output increase, leaving traders guessing how much more OPEC will actually pump.
"I think only a few OPEC members are able to enhance their output".
OPEC and its allies need to remain vigilant though not just to the upside, but also to the downside.
Russia, which, in my opinion, could be considered the sole victor of this whole situation, could increase its production up to 500,000 bpd, as Bloomberg reported "Forecasts vary from 215,000 barrels a day from Renaissance Capital to some 500,000 barrels seen by state-run Gazprom Neft PJSC, the nation's No. 3 producer".
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Russian Federation on Saturday joined an OPEC-led pledge to boost oil production in response to growing global demand, capping a week of tense diplomacy for the grouping that averted a damaging rift between arch foes Iran and Saudi Arabia.
In other commodity trading, wholesale gasoline jumped 2.9 percent to US$2.07 per gallon and heating oil added 2.7 percent to US$2.13 per gallon, while natural gas slid 1 percent to US$2.95 per 1,000 cubic feet. This not only adversely impacts one of OPEC's largest member's upstream activities, further weighing output levels lower by 600,000 bpd, but also lead to the retraction of production volumes half amounting to nearly half of OPEC's agreed total reduction of 1.2 mbpd. Whereas this clearly bore fruit internally, it also resulted in markets expecting a stronger outcome of the meeting. While in theory that could mean extra output of 1mn bpd, in practice the figure could be lower - 600,000 bpd to 800,000 bpd - as some producers are unable to pump more. "This means that Saudi Arabia can increase its production by less than 100,000 bpd", Zanganeh told Argus Media. But Iraq has no production headroom left and fears for its new found relative position. But we're still certainly higher than a year ago.
Following Saturday's meeting between OPEC and its allies, the bloc will gather again in September, and on December 3, to discuss further steps to stabilize the global energy market. The "deliberate ambiguity" over quotas and allocations was therefore the price of Friday's agreement.
The most recent price rally followed an Opec decision to restrict supply in an effort to drain global inventories.
The logo of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is seen at OPEC's headquarters in Vienna, Austria June 19, 2018.
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But markets don't tend to care about such internal politics, and seek clarity above all else.
OPEC and its allies have since past year been participating in a pact to cut output by 1.8 million bpd.
Therefore Khalid Al-Falih is on to something when he insists that the agreement of co-operation needs to be institutionalized.
"Certainly the longer it drags out, the market is bound to see some pressure, at least in some sectors and with certain companies", said Ghriskey. Now there are not enough barrels to go around and more production is needed. That's a big win for President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Cornelia Meyer is a business consultant, macro-economist and energy expert.
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