MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — Maduro said that the OPEC countries and non-OPEC will be able to discuss further steps on stabilization of a global oil market at the meeting.
"We discussed the necessity to hold the next summit of OPEC and non-OPEC members in the first quarter of the year, during which we will be able to take further steps on the basis of the agreed plan aimed at stabilization of the [global oil] market and providing fair prices for the next five or ten years," Maduro said after the meeting as quoted by the Noticias 24 news portal.
According to Maduro, this is a historic agreement, as it has created a partnership relations between OPEC members and non-cartel oil producing states, such as Russia.
Oil market turbulence caused oil prices to plunge from $115 per barrel in June 2014 to less than $30 per barrel in January 2016, causing hardship for oil exporters. Prices then recovered to over $40 per barrel before rallying to over $55 per barrel after the deal.
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