|2020-03-03 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据3月2日Gulf Times报道，俄罗斯表示对目前的原油价格感到满意，但它愿意与欧佩克伙伴合作，支持世界石油市场的稳定。
王佳晶 摘译自 Gulf Times
Russia to work with Opec+ but content with oil price
Russia is ready to co-operate with its Opec+ partners to support the world oil market, even though it’s comfortable with current crude prices, President Vladimir Putin said.
The Opec+ mechanism “has already established itself as an effective tool in ensuring long-term stability in global energy markets,” Putin told a meeting with ministers in Moscow on Sunday. The fact that Russia has large financial reserves to cushion the impact of turbulence in the market “doesn’t eliminate the need for action, including in co-operation with our foreign partners,” he said.
Putin commented ahead of the March 5-6 Opec+ meeting in Vienna where Saudi Arabia is pushing for swift production cuts to compensate for the drop in oil demand due to coronavirus. Russia, the most important non-Opec partner in the producers’ coalition, has so far rebuffed those entreaties, underscoring the dominant role that Putin has played since forging an alliance three years ago.
Current oil prices are “acceptable” for the Russian budget and economy, though “it is difficult to predict how long-term the trend will be,” the president said, adding that he intended to meet later Sunday with Russian oil producers.
Opec last month slashed forecasts for global oil demand as the coronavirus hits fuel use in China, leaving the group facing a renewed glut despite its recent production cuts.
The group reduced projections for demand growth in the first quarter by 440,000 barrels a day, or about a third, in its monthly report.
The group collectively pumped 28.86mn barrels a day in January, and if it maintains that rate there will be a surplus of 570,000 barrels a day during the second quarter, when consumption slows down seasonally.