Recently, Alexander Novak—Russia’s Energy Minister—stated that energy ministry is considering probable oil production trimming with local manufacturers. The ministry also plans to talk with the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) in early December.
Russian news agency Prime stated that Novak asserted that the ministry has already discussed it and would persist to discuss it; however, failed market expectations that bid might be declared led in a downfall of price with WTI (West Texas Intermediate) falling below $56. Novak further added that the ministry is in continuous discussion to have a position set by December. The OPEC and non-OPEC partners in the production cut down agreement are gathering in Vienna for 2 Days from December 6, 2018, for a meeting. The conjecture regarding meeting has become severe since the last week that the cartel and its real leader—Saudi Arabia—might take another U-turn in oil manufacturing policy and choose to trim production in the next year. This would be just a few months after elevating production to counterbalance expected losses from Venezuela and Iran. Russia programs to sign a joint venture agreement with OPEC, Novak stated, adding that it would converse at the December meeting.
Speaking of the oil market, recently, Mark Fisher—renowned energy trader and CEO of MBF Clearing Corporation—stated that oil’s next $10 shift will be bigger. Fisher said that the fading oil market is very close to reach lowest point and financiers can be comparatively sure that crude futures will increase by $10 rather than dropping by that amount. The CEO further stated to CNBC that according to him there is border edge downside and the next $10 momentum would be higher. Crude futures have fallen down in the last month by more than $20 per barrel from last 4-Year highs, reducing into a bear market.