Azerbaijan supports efforts for rapprochement of OPEC+ countries

Azerbaijan supports the efforts for ensuring rapprochement of OPEC+ countries.

“We support the stabilization of the oil market. This position was also expressed during the discussions in Vienna, where we were taking part in the consultations for reaching a common agreement. Azerbaijan supports the efforts for ensuring rapprochement of OPEC+ countries,” said the ministry.

The 178th (Extraordinary) Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), held in Vienna, Austria, on 5 March 2020, decided to recommend to the 8th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting to extend the adjustment levels agreed at the 177th Meeting of the Conference and the 7th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting for the remainder of the year. It also agreed to recommend to the 8th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting a further adjustment of 1.5 mb/d until 30 June 2020 to be applied pro-rata between OPEC (1.0 mb/d) and non-OPEC producing countries (0.5 mb/d) participating in the Declaration of Cooperation.

However, during the meeting held March 6, OPEC+ failed to reach any agreement on extension of the deal or deepening the cuts further, which led to a significant decline in oil prices.