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OPEC Says 'Extraordinary' Steps Needed for Stable Market in 2018

  • Re-balancing of oil market is underway: OPEC Secretary-General
  • More measures may be needed to sustain recovery into next year
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Why OPEC Says 'Extraordinary Steps' Are Needed

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Oil producers are succeeding in re-balancing an oversupplied market, though they may need to take further steps to sustain the recovery into 2018, OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said.

Saudi Arabia and Russia are currently leading consultations between the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other major suppliers about the future of their agreement to cut oil output, Barkindo said Sunday in New Delhi. The pact expires in March, and oil producers are debating whether to extend it later into the year.