Saudi Arabia boosted production sharply last month, raising crude shipments to world markets by 390,000 bpd to 7.6 million bpd, Kpler tanker-tracking data showed.
So, they continue to import oil just as before.
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United States president Donald Trump could well be behind or very supportive of the effort having repeatedly criticized the group via Twitter, accusing it of inflating prices and urging it to increase production.
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Brent crude settled up 49 cents at $73.07 a barrel.
In fact, Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia have both started to increase their crude oil production, even before the OPEC+ meeting on June 22.
Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George said on Tuesday uncertainty over US trade policy could slow the economy, even if recently imposed tariffs are too small to have a big impact. The kingdom initially planned record output of 10.8 million barrels a day, people briefed on output policy said in June.
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Since quitting the global nuclear agreement with Iran, the Trump administration has sent conflicting signals, indicating last month that it meant to choke off Iranian crude exports entirely.
USA drillers this week cut five oil rigs, the most since March, according to a Baker Hughes report, with the rate of growth slowing over the past month with recent declines in crude prices.
"After the mid-2020s, OPEC's role and importance on the oil market will become more prominent in ensuring upstream investment to meet global oil demand growth and offset declines from maturing assets", WoodMac says. That was the biggest increase since the end of 2016, according to the International Energy Agency.
President Trump took to Twitter in late June, when oil prices were on the rise as many feared tightening oil supplies. Most of the local oil refiners try to avoid importing crude oil from Mexico because it contains a relatively high level of foreign particles such as sulfur, making suitable for producing low-profit products such as bunker fuel only.
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"We have hardly started to see a reduction in flows from Iran", said Societe Generale's Wittner. Japan has alternatives in Saudi Arabia and UAE among others for its oil needs as it prepares to break its oil alliance with Iran.