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Why Big Oil Is Helpless To Prevent A Supply Crunch

July 16, 2018

Via: Forbes

With OPEC’s supply cut agreement effectively dead, and Saudi Arabia and Russia racing to hike production, the oil market has clarity on a critical component of global supply.

Under pressure from President Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia is preparing to max out production to near its capacity of 12.5 million barrels a day as Washington gets ready to apply harsh economic sanctions on Iran in November. Saudi Arabia’s Gulf OPEC allies, the UAE and Kuwait, are taking similar steps, while non-OPEC member Russia is eager to boost revenues to support its oil-dependent state budget.

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