But that rollback in production is set to expire at the end of the year.
Opec and its allies had accomplished their mission of reducing global oil stocks to desired levels, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported in April, signalling that the market could become too tight if supply remained restrained.
India and China are discussing ways to boost imports of USA crude to Asia, a move aimed at reducing their dependence on cargoes from members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, according to an Indian government official. Saudi Arabia, Iran's rival and OPEC's largest producer, and Russian Federation, the world's largest producer and a party to the deal, have already increased supply. A mix of new USA sanctions on Iran, chaos in Venezuela and robust global growth has tightened the oil market.
Those reports collectively painted a picture of sharply falling output from Venezuela and Iran, due to the reinstatement of sanctions on Iran and economic chaos in Venezuela, which has increased the case for raising output in order to avoid sudden price spikes, while also largely predicting that United States shale output would continue to grow at a frenetic pace. But the countries pushing for looser policy face staunch opposition from Iran and Venezuela, both under sanctions from Washington. And while purchases have waned as shale production has grown, America is traditionally one of the biggest customers for Saudi oil.
"The topic will surely come up between President (Vladimir) Putin and the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as they watch their countries' teams in today's opening game of the football World Cup together in Moscow's Luzhniki stadium", PVM Oil Associates strategist Tamas Varga said.
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With oil producers" cartel OPEC playing havoc with prices, India discussed with China the possibility of forming an "oil buyers club' that can negotiate better terms with sellers as well as getting more U.S. crude oil to Asia to cut dominance of the oil block.
Their combined strength should also give them a say over matters such as oil exports from Iran after the U.S. pullout from the Iran nuclear deal.
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The U.S. move has put pressure on European and Asian clients to stop importing Iranian oil or doing business with the country.
Various sources show that "considerable uncertainty as to world oil demand and non-OPEC supply prevails", OPEC said, leading to a wide range of estimates for the remainder of 2018. "Maybe they are actually way too low". Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.