La Oferta

June 29, 2022

Trump calls on OPEC to lower oil prices

Fotografía de archivo tomada el 11 de febrero de 2016 que muestra el logotipo de la organización de la Organización de Países Exportadores de Petróleo (OPEP) en su sede en Viena (Austria).

Washington, Sep 20 (EFE).- US President Donald Trump on Thursday resumed his attacks against the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), demanding that the cartel immediately lower the price of oil.

“We protect the countries of the Middle East, they would not be safe for very long without us, and yet they continue to push for higher and higher oil prices!,” Trump said via Twitter.

“The OPEC monopoly must get prices down now!,” the president said.

The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the US benchmark crude oil, is currently around $70 and has risen 7 percent this month and 20 percent in 2018.

OPEC representatives will meet this weekend in Algeria with delegations from Russia and other important oil-producing nations that are not part of the cartel to discuss production levels and verify compliance with the cutback in production of 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd), agreed upon in 2017.