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Goal of June OPEC meeting to extend output cuts - Oman oil minister

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Goal of June OPEC meeting to extend output cuts - Oman oil minister
FILE PHOTO: man's Oil Minister Mohammed bin Hamad al-Rumhy talks to journalists as he leaves the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger   -   Copyright  LEONHARD FOEGER(Reuters)
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DOHA (Reuters) – The goal of OPEC’s meeting in June will be to extend the output cut agreement reached last year, Oman’s energy minister Mohammed bin Hamad al-Rumhy said on Wednesday.

al-Rumhy said he did not expect either an oversupply or shortage of oil after the U.S. ends waivers on Iranian sanctions, as other big producers like Saudi Arabia and Russia are likely to balance the market.

al-Rumhy said the market was currently balanced and $70 per barrel was an appropriate price for producers and consumers. He added that despite U.S. policy towards Iran and the crises in Venezuela and Libya, prices were likely to remain around this level.

(Reporting by Eric Knecht, writing by Hesham Hajali; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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