Saudi Arabia and Russia have agreed to freeze oil output at the level of January 11, Bloomberg news agency reported, citing the Qatari Oil Ministry.
"The agreement cannot be commented on yet as its details are unknown and obscure. The only thing that we can say is that it is very good that members [oil] market are talking, they are trying to reach some kind of agreement — it's great… However, it is impossible to talk about something specific yet," Mikhail Leontyev told RIA Novosti.
It remains unknown, what Iran will decide regarding its oil outpoot and whether Saudi Arabia is going abide by the agreements if Tehran increases its oil production, he noted.
Meanwhile, oil prices slowed on Tuesday after reports over an alleged agreement between Russia and a number of OPEC countries to freeze their levels of extractions.