OPEC Prepared To Call ‘Extraordinary Meeting’ As Oil Falls

By John Mac, December 25, 2018

Only a few weeks later OPEC and its companions consented to execute a second round of production cuts, the cartel is prepared to extend these cuts as worldwide costs continue to fall.
Reuters reports, citing the oil minister of the UAE, which OPEC is now prepared to call an outstanding meeting because it enters “whatever it will take” manner once more.

Earlier this month OPEC, Russia and eight more producers agreed to lower their joint oil output by 1.2 million barrels daily, with OPEC’s talk at 800,000 bpd. However, the news didn’t impress that a market worried about worldwide financial growth and consequently crude petroleum demand.

Speaking at a news conference in Kuwait, UAE’s Suhail al-Mazrouei said it would not be troublesome for the cartel to extend the period of these cuts, originally set at four months after from January.

“What if the 1.2 million barrels of cuts are not enough? I am telling you that if it is not, we will meet and see what is enough and we will do it,” Mazrouei explained, adding “The master approach (to minimize petroleum production) is well-studied but if it does not work, we always possess the ability in OPEC to call for an extraordinary assembly. In case we need to stretch for (just the following ) 6 weeks, then we will do it… I can assure you an expansion is not going to be considered a problem.”

While the mood OPEC generally seems to function as around the stressed aspect, Argus Media expects oil prices to stabilize premature in 20-19 whilst the cuts take effect. CNBC reports, also mentioning the energy carrier supplier, it sees Brent primitive with a mean of US$65 a barrel during the first quarter of 2019, growing into US$68 a barrel from the second quarter and further to the reduced US$70s in the third quarter of 2019.