U.S. Crude Production Growth Challenges OPEC+ Control Over Prices

OPEC+ agrees to extend voluntary production cuts of 2.2 million BPD until the end of 2025, with gradual easing starting in October 2024.
The decision aims to stabilize crude prices and balance market demands, reflecting Saudi Arabia’s efforts to reconcile diverse member interests.
Weak demand concerns in China and other major economies, coupled with record U.S. oil output, have contributed to falling oil prices despite OPEC+ cuts and Middle Eastern tensions.

Oil alliance OPEC+ could extend production cuts this weekend as focus shifts away from Middle East tensions, sources say

The oil-producing Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies could extend existing output cuts this week, delegates and analysts tell CNBC, even as focus shifts from Middle East tensions to summer demand.
Four OPEC+ delegates, who spoke anonymously because of the sensitivity of talks, told CNBC the 2.2 million-barrels-per-day supply reductions will likely be prolonged, with one noting that the alliance would avoid shifting approach at a time when oil prices are relatively stable.