US Wants To Persuade Riyadh To Cancel Oil Price War During G20 Talks - Reports
Umer Jamshaid 8 days ago Thu 26th March 2020 | 01:50 AM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 26th March, 2020) The United States wants to persuade Saudi Arabia during the G20 conference that Riyadh should roll back its planned oil production boost after the collapse of the OPEC+ deal, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources.
According to the newspaper, Washington sees the teleconference as a good opportunity to start a discussion with Saudi Arabia about the need to end the price war, which already negatively affected US energy companies, especially those in the shale oil sector.
After OPEC+ states failed to agree, market analysts began to predict a "price war" between main exporters. According to media reports, Saudi Arabia is trying to eat off Russia's share on its traditional European markets, offering oil with huge discounts. The kingdom officially announced an increase in oil shipments in April to 12.3 million barrels per day, 300,000 barrels per day higher than its production capacity. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday that Russia and Saudi Arabia were not waging price wars on the oil market, explaining that the market slump was due to "unfavorable situation globally."