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OPEC+ oil supply cuts could tip world into recession, IEA says

OPEC+ oil supply cuts could tip world into recession, IEA says

A decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies last week to rein in output has driven up prices and could push the global economy into recession, the International Energy Agency has said, according to Reuters.
“The relentless deterioration of the economy and higher prices sparked by an OPEC+ plan to cut supply are slowing world oil demand,” the Paris-based agency, which includes the US and other top consumer countries, said.

“With unrelenting inflationary pressures and interest rate hikes taking their toll, higher oil prices may prove the tipping point for a global economy already on the brink of recession,” it added in its monthly oil report.

The dire warning from the agency highlights a rift with Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter and de facto leader of OPEC.

Actual supply losses will likely be around 1 million barrels per day and not the 2 million barrels announced by the OPEC+ bloc, which unites the producer club and allies like Russia, the IEA said.

Capacity constraints plaguing output in other OPEC members mean Saudi Arabia and the UAE will deliver most of the reductions, the IEA said, while new G7 and EU sanctions on Russia could further tighten global supply.
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Oh ya 104 days ago
Sorry to bust your bubble but we are already in a recession as we have had 2 quarters of negative growth even though slow joe and his government tried to change the definition after the fact. But feel free to blame everyone except the one that brought this on. Maybe killing the keystone pipeline on day one was not such a good move, but anything to undo what Trump tried to do was top on the list

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