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Boris Johnson Calls on Saudi Arabia to Increase Oil Production

  • British PM notes that Saudi spare capacity may be limited
  • President Biden is due to visit the kingdom later this month
Boris Johnson
Boris JohnsonPhotographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Saudi Arabia to ramp up oil production, seeking to cool record fuel prices in an echo of comments last week from President Joe Biden.

“There may be some question about quite how much more the Saudis could pump out at this particular moment,” Johnson told the House of Commons on Monday. Nonetheless, “they need to produce more oil -- no question.”