|2020-03-13 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
洪伟立 摘译自 路透社
Saudi, UAE gear up for long-term oil market fight with capacity plans
Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it would launch a program to boost production capacity for the first time in more than a decade, signaling to Russia and other rivals it was ready for a long battle over production levels and market share.
Fellow OPEC member, the United Arab Emirates, followed suit by pledging to accelerate its plans to increase capacity.
Oil prices have almost halved since January after the collapse of a pact on cutting supplies at last week’s meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other producers, a group known as OPEC+.
All production limits were scrapped after Moscow rejected OPEC’s call for deeper production curbs, prompting Riyadh and the UAE to say they would both ramp up output to record levels.
Saudi Aramco plans to raise its output capacity to 13 million barrels per day (bpd) from 12 million bpd, said the chief executive of the state-run oil firm, Amin Nasser, adding that Aramco was acting on an order from the Energy Ministry.