FirstFT: OPEC and allies reached an agreement to increase oil production
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OPEC and its allies Have reached an agreement Increase oil production in response to price spikes, and set a goal of resuming production cuts at the beginning of the pandemic by the end of 2022.
Initially, OPEC+ will extract an additional 400,000 barrels of oil per day from August, and the total output will increase by about 2 million barrels/day by the end of the year.
These monthly production increases will continue next year, and OPEC+ said it has extended the agreement from April 2022 to December 2022. The result of the long-delayed meeting should mean that after tight supply pushes up oil prices, the oil production of member states will increase to the highest level in three years in the next few months.
However, as Covid-19 variants continue to emerge, the slow production growth shows that people are lingering concerns about the strength of the global recovery. This also shows that oil producers are relatively satisfied with the current crude oil prices.
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