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Russia’s Oil Minister, Alexander Novak, is hitting the wires with comments coming out of the OPEC+ ministers’ meeting taking place in Vienna this week. Russia is pushing for a 1 million bpd increase in OPEC’s current oil output limits.

Key highlights

Majority supports output increase according to Iraqi oil minister.

Saudi Arabia says overwhelming consensus is to see output  caps raised by 1 million bpd.

Iraqi oil minister says OPEC+ has reached a preliminary consensus.

Iran is still pushing back,  Saudi oil minister says that we are listening to what Iran has to say, but the majority wants an increase.