U.S. crude oil tumbles below $75 a barrel after OPEC delays meeting

Posted on AllSides November 22nd, 2023
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U.S. crude prices fell more than 4% Wednesday after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries delayed a pivotal meeting on production cuts that was scheduled for the weekend.

The West Texas Intermediate contract for January dropped $3.27, or 4.2%, to $74.50 a barrel, while the Brent contract for January fell $3.32, or 4.03%, to $79.13 a barrel.

OPEC said in a statement the meeting of energy ministers is delayed until next Thursday without providing a reason. The talks have run into trouble due to Saudi dissatisfaction with other members’ production levels, delegates told Bloomberg.

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