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OPEC+ explains volatility in the oil market


The effect of geopolitical issues was used by OPEC+ to explain oil market volatility.

According to the communiqué of the alliance members' meeting, OPEC+ believes that the oil market is presently balanced, and that the current volatility is caused by geopolitics rather than fundamental issues.

At the conference, OPEC+ members decided to expand the alliance's oil production by 432,000 barrels per day in May.

"Continued oil market fundamentals and consensus on the forecast imply a well-balanced market," the communiqué stated, "and that current volatility is caused by ongoing geopolitical events, not fundamentals."

source: reuters.com