Deal expected at OPEC meeting today

Oil field

Oil prices could rise above $50 a barrel should Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) come to an agreement to cut oil production on Wednesday. After reaching a preliminary agreement in Algiers in September to cap oil output around 32.5-33 million barrels per day, experts are expecting members of the cartel to thrash out a new agreement which will further cub supply. But rather than looking to boost the oil price, analysts say that OPEC should be looking to achieve a sustainable oil price that avoids the lows seen in February 2016 of $26 per barrel. Sean Evers, Managing Director at Gulf Intelligence, said member states needed to exceed the Algiers agreement.

Sean Evers Managing Director at Gulf Intelligence

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