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Opec+ unleashes shockwaves with big cut to oil production

By James Politi, Derek Brower, Tom Wilson, David Sheppard

06 Oct 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

OPEC+ decision to cut oil production has made the US accusing it of siding with Russia. FT explains the impact of this move by OPEC+ to raise oil prices.

Deep oil production cuts approved by Opec+ sent shockwaves across energy markets, put the cartel on a collision course with Washington and pointed to a strengthening bond between Saudi Arabia and Russia.

The Opec cartel and allied producers agreed on Wednesday to collectively reduce output by 2mn barrels a day. The move threatens further inflationary pressures in a world economy already burdened by an energy crisis.

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