|2021-01-06 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
王佳晶 摘译自 RT
Almost all major Russian oil companies cut oil and condensate output in the last month of the year and for 2020 as a whole. The cuts for the year ranged from six to 12 percent. Russia’s biggest privately owned producer, Novatek, was the only exception in December: it boosted production by around three percent compared to a year ago, but this was still down 0.5 percent on an annual basis.
The pandemic has brought unforeseen turmoil to energy markets, with oil prices suffering an unprecedented decline, as a standstill in travel and production crippled global demand for the commodity. Apart from the devastating impact of the pandemic, the collapse of the previous OPEC+ agreement became another shock for the market last year.
In order to stabilize the situation, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allied oil producers led by Russia, together known as OPEC+, inked a new oil deal in April. The parties agreed to historic cuts of 9.7 million barrels per day (bpd), which entered into force in May and were subsequently eased to 7.7 million bpd.
New production hikes became effective this year, with an additional 500,000 bpd coming to the market in January. OPEC+ is set to hold a meeting on Sunday to decide whether the current cut of 7.2 million bpd could be further eased by another 500,000 bpd. Russia previously said that it would support bolstering the exports.