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OPEC extends oil production cuts to boost price

After long deliberations in Vienna, Austria, the OPEC announced that it will restrict the supply of oil for another nine months in a bid to support prices. The oil prices are being depressed by weakening global economic growth and skyrocketing American oil production from shales. The agreement to cut oil production will extend it to ..

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Strait of Homruz: The Artery of Oil

Recently two tankers were targeted in suspected attacks near the strategic Strait of Hormuz which is a vital waterway for global oil shipments. Strait of Hormuz The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It provides for the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the ..

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Qatar to leave OPEC from January 2019

Qatar has announced its withdrawal from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from January 2019 and focus more on the production of natural gas. It makes Qatar first Gulf country to leave OPEC bloc of oil-producing countries led by Saudi Arabia. Qatar has been member of OPEC since 1961 and its decision to pull out ..

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Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA is an agreement of China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK, the US and the European Union (EU) with Iran signed in 2015. Features of the pact: As per the agreement, Iran agreed to make certain changes to its nuclear programme to ensure it does not threaten the regional stability. In ..

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India to work with China on OPEC's Asian Premium issue

India is coordinating with China and other Asian countries to raise voice against Asian premium charged by Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Indian Oil Corporation Chairman Sanjiv Singh will coordinate with head of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to chalk out strategy that will result in getting better price from OPEC countries. Asian ..

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