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Saudi energy minister says oil market on 'right track'

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By and Maha El

(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's said on Sunday the is "on the right track" and will quickly return to balance, but are willing to do more if needed.

"If we look beyond the noise of weekly data and speculators' herd-like behaviour, I remain convinced that we're on the right track, and that the will quickly return to balance," said Falih, addressing an in

"If we find that more needs to be done, we will do so in unison with our OPEC and non-OPEC partners where collaboration is essential too," he added.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and other leading global led by Russia, agreed in December to cut their combined by 1.2 million barrels per day starting from January to prevent a supply glut and boost sagging prices.

Falih said that secondary sources suggest OPEC production in December was already more than 600,000 barrels per day lower than in November.

"We in went beyond our commitment, and have lowered both production and exports," he said.

Falih later told reporters that he sees no need for an extraordinary OPEC meeting before April, when the group is set to decide its output policy for the rest of 2019.

(Reporting by and Maha El in Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by and Christian Schmollinger)

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 12:48 IST
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