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Oil pact with Opec may be extended to end of 2018: Putin

He said that the extension will not depend of the situation shaping up on the world market

Reuters  |  Moscow 

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a glass of champagne during a ceremony to receive credentials from foreign ambassadors at the Kremlin in Moscow.(Photo: Reuters)
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a glass of champagne during a ceremony to receive credentials from foreign ambassadors at the Kremlin in Moscow.(Photo: Reuters)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he did not exclude that the output cut deal between and non-nations could be extended until the end of 2018.

"Everyone is interested in a stable market. What we have achieved together with is beneficial for the entire global economy," Putin told an energy forum in Moscow, referring to the current output cut deal.

"Whether we will extend these agreements or not will depend of the situation shaping up on the world market. In principle, I do not exclude this. But we will proceed from the real state of things that we will have in March 2018."

First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 17:57 IST
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