After a week-long marathon of calls between world leaders and video conferences featuring dozens of energy ministers, it was the moment the 2020 oil price war finally ended.
US President Donald Trump’s call for a 10 million barrel per day – or even 15mn bpd – cut drove up oil prices last week but weak demand continues to run the show, with little respite expected from talks due to take place this week.
OPEC output cuts have stabilized the global oil market but can’t last forever, Russia said as uncertainty persists over the future of the agreement beyond March.
The countries of the Opec oil-producing cartel and ally Russia have agreed to cut crude production by an extra 500,000 barrels a day.
Talks have resumed between Russia and Turkey on the price of gas, according to reports.
Russia today signed a preliminary agreement on building a natural-gas pipeline through Greece. The deal signals strengthening ties between the countries as the crisis-stricken government in Athens is increasingly isolated from the rest of Europe.