OPEC & Global Markets

The Opec+ production agreement was dealt a devastating blow in March 2020 when Opec producers were unable to sign Russia up to deeper cuts. The process has shown that while Opec is unable to bring about substantial price gains, its strength lies in the ability of its core members to flood the market and undercut prices.

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China Has Soared Ahead As Saudi Arabia's Key Market ('000 b/d), Though Booming Overall Chinese Imports Mean Saudi's Market Share Has Remained Steady

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