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Global Oil Prices Surge After OPEC Announces Production Cut

Posted on AllSides April 3rd, 2023
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Global oil prices surged early on Monday, after markets were surprised by the announcement of an unexpected cut to crude output by the oil-exporting OPEC+ group of nations a day earlier.

Futures of global benchmark Brent crude rose to $84.19 per barrel—its highest level in nearly a month—up more than 5.3% from Friday.

The domestic West Texas Intermediate futures rose above $81 per barrel before settling at $79.69, or 5.38% higher than Friday.

The OPEC+ group of countries on Sunday announced production cuts totaling more than 1 million barrels per...

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