audi Arabia and Russia, two of the world’s largest oil producers, stand divided on output strategy ahead of the OPEC+ meeting.
While the Kingdom still sees uncertainty and favors keeping the output steady, Russia wants to boost supplies, according to Bloomberg.
The OPEC+, which includes members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and their allies, are still withholding seven million barrels a day from the market, having started production cuts in May 2020 to counter the coronavirus-induced excess supply conditions.
Brent oil has rallied by more than two-thirds since October’s end to above $63 per barrel. Analysts at Goldman Sachs foresee prices rising to $70 in the second quarter.
The OPEC+ is scheduled to meet on March 4 to discuss whether to provide more crude to the market in April.