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OPEC output jumped last month, even as production cuts loom: IEA

Friday 09:54 GMT

Record pumping from Saudi Arabia lifted overall OPEC oil production in November, a bump in output that comes even as the group’s plan to impose production curbs next month has helped to put a floor under crude prices, the International Energy Agency said Thursday.

OPEC’s output was bolstered by record production from the United Arab Emirates, whose output climbed by 110,000 barrels a day to hit 3.33 million barrels day, surpassing Iran to become the group’s third-largest producer.

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Source: Reuters

Breakingviews - Trump can get what he wants from Saudi in 2019

Saturday 15:25 GMT

On current projections, the reduction of 1.2 million barrels per day removes much of a potential glut caused by epic pumping by Saudi Arabia, Russia and the United States.

The White House gave MbS a pass in November on whether he was involved in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The president could use this leverage to call for an end to the 18-month-old blockade of Qatar or even of the war in Yemen, which the Brookings Institution says costs Saudi $50 billion annually.

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Source: BBC

Firing raises fears for new Yemen truce

Saturday 21:49 GMT

Fighting has resumed on the fringes of Yemen's port city of Hudaydah, according to residents, raising fears for a newly agreed truce.

The World Health Organization warned in October that about 10,000 new suspected cases of cholera were now being reported every week.


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