14:47 GMT07 May 2021
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    The main oil producing countries should establish a supervisory body in order to control oil production, Ecuadorian Hydrocarbons Minister Carlos Pareja said Sunday.

    DOHA (Sputnik) – The world's leading oil-producing countries should establish a supervisory committee to eliminate overproduction, Ecuadorian Hydrocarbons Minister Carlos Pareja said Sunday.

    "There is a need for a committee that will monitor the capping of production," Pareja told reporters.

    If we let time reduce the difference between demand and supply, it will be a disaster, he noted.

    "The negative consequences for the industry will be enormous, and not only for Latin America; we are talking about the whole world," Pareja stressed. 

    A total of 18 countries take part in the oil-producing states' meeting in Doha and the probability to reach production freeze deal remains high, the Ecuadorian ambassador to Qatar said Sunday.

    "Eighteen countries take part," Kabalan Bahij Abisaab Neme told reporters, adding that the agreement on freezing oil output at January levels would "definitely" be signed.

    On Sunday, Doha, Qatar is hosting Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) talks which will include oil producing states which aren't OPEC members. The negotiations are aimed at securing a deal to cap the global oil output to stabilize slumping global oil prices.


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