Bloomberg Learns about a Dispute between Moscow and Riyadh on a New Deal on Oil Production
Both sides want the United States to join the agreement. According to agency sources, on Friday, April 10, there may be a meeting of G20 energy ministers at which the United States will try to attract production reduction.
At the moment, it is unclear whether Moscow and Riyadh will demand a public commitment from Washington to reduce production, or whether the parties will need a certain “compromise gesture”. According to Alexander Dynkin, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and president of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russia, as a compromise, would like the United States to lift some of its sanctions.
At a meeting with the heads of oil companies, Putin also announced Russia's readiness to again reduce oil production by about 10 million barrels per day if OPEC and the United States join it.