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OPEC Is Dead, Long Live OPEC+

June 29, 2018

Via: Forbes

Despite ongoing geopolitical and diplomatic turmoil, OPEC and its new petro allies – led by Russia – emerged with an agreement to boost crude output by 1 million barrels per day (b/d) in the name of ‘market stability.’ This was a major achievement at the recent OPEC summit in Vienna.

The deal represents the latest successful policy effort by the 24 member supercartel, informally referred to as the ‘Vienna Group’ or ‘OPEC+,’ to put their thumb on the scale of global oil markets. And it’s a huge thumb indeed.

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