India to wait and watch impact of oil producers’ output cut: Dharmendra Pradhan


India to wait and watch impact of oil producers’ output cut: Dharmendra Pradhan

India on Tuesday announced a “wait-and-watch” position on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) and non-OPEC producers’ decision last week to lower their production of crude oil by 1.2 million barrels per day for a six-month period.

The output cut decision, which was spearheaded by Russia, will come into effect on January 1.

“Let us wait and watch to see what happens next,” Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told reporters here on the sidelines of global advisory firm KPMG’s energy summit, in reply to a query on whether the proposed production cuts would result in a rise in oil prices.

“The sanctions on Iran (started in November) had created jitters among big consuming countries like India, but our position is that lowering or rationing of oil production should not be something to benefit one side only Read More

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