Skip to main content

Explainer: OPEC+ will not boost oil production after Russia cut

Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members are so far not reacting to Russia’s production cut as they stand to benefit from the move.

Russia announced a major oil production cut Friday, a move that could have ramifications for Middle East oil producers

What happened: Russia said it would cut production by 500,000 barrels per day starting in March. The price of Brent crude oil rose from around $85 to nearly $87 a barrel early Friday around the time the news broke, according to market data. 

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.