Skip to main content

OPEC+ likely to maintain oil output at meeting, in gesture to US

While the OPEC+ group is expected to maintain oil production at its virtual meeting set for Feb. 1, global demand for oil is estimated to reach a record high in 2023.
Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy Abdulaziz bin Salman looks on during a press conference after the 45th Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee and the 33rd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting in Vienna, Austria, on October 5, 2022. (Photo by VLADIMIR SIMICEK/AFP via Getty Images)

Oil output is expected to stay the same after Wednesday’s planned meeting of OPEC+ leaders, according to industry experts who say it is partially to appease the United States. 

A host of factors are contributing to this prediction ahead of the decision-making at tomorrow's meeting of the 13-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) plus its allies, whose market influence is strong with exports accounting for about 60% of the global petroleum trade, according to the World Bank. 

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.