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G-7 Says OPEC Has Key Role to Play to Ease Tight Energy Markets

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The Group of Seven urged OPEC to pump more oil, even as it made new pledges to try to fight climate change.

“We call on oil and gas producing countries to act in a responsible manner and to respond to tightening international markets, noting that OPEC has a key role to play,” ministers said in a communique after a meeting in Berlin.