Russia, OPEC May Ditch Oil Deal To Fight For Market Share: Russian Minister


Russia, OPEC May Ditch Oil Deal To Fight For Market Share: Russian Minister

Russia and OPEC may decide to boost production to fight for market share with the United States but this would push oil prices as low as $40 per barrel, TASS news agency сited Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov as saying on Saturday.

“There is a dilemma. What should we do with OPEC: should we lose the market, which is being occupied by the Americans, or quit the deal?” Anton Siluanov, speaking in Washington, said, TASS reported.

“(If the deal is abandoned) the oil prices will go down, then the new investments will shrink, American output will be lower, because the production cost for shale oil is higher than for traditional output.”

Siluanov said oil prices could drop to $40 per barrel or even less for up to one year. Read more

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