July 3, 2018
DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih discussed the oil market developments with his Russian counterpart, and both agreed to continue close coordination in the interest of producers, consumers and the global economy, according to a statement by the Saudi Energy Ministry on Tuesday.
Falih spoke with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak on Monday and discussed the need to modify the current monitoring process accordingly and agreed to task a joint OPEC and non-OPEC committee known as the JTC with developing and recommending a suitable process to be considered by the ministerial JMMC panel.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed with Russia and other oil-producing allies last month to raise output from July, with Saudi Arabia pledging a “measurable” supply boost but giving no specific numbers.
Reporting by Rania El Gamal, additional reporting by Katya Golubkova, editing by Louise Heavens