|2020-03-23 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据3月21日塔斯社报道，消息人士称，欧佩克秘书长默罕默德·巴金多（Mohammad Barkindo）在3月20日周五晚些时候与德州铁路委员会进行了电话会谈，双方同意继续协商。稍后，委员瑞安·西顿通过推特证实了这一消息。他指出，双方讨论了全球石油供求问题。他在推特上写道：“我们都同意必须达成一项国际协议，以确保经济稳定。”巴金多邀请西顿参加6月在维也纳举行的下一次欧佩克会议。
洪伟立 摘译自 塔斯社
OPEC to continue talks on oil issue with US regulator
OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo held telephone talks with the Texas Railroad Commission late on Friday, March 20, a source in the secretariat told TASS, adding that the sides agreed to continue consultations. Later the commissioner Ryan Sitton confirmed the information via Twitter.
The sides discussed global supply and demand, Sitton said. "We all agree an international deal must get done to ensure economic stability as we recover from COVID-19," he wrote on Twitter.
Barkindo invited Sitton to the next OPEC meeting in June in Vienna, he added.
The Wall Street Journal wrote earlier that Texas, the largest US state in terms of oil production, is considering the option of crude output reduction amid falling oil prices. Texas has not cut production since the 1970s.
Crude prices nosedived after Russia and Saudi Arabia failed to agree an extension of crude production cuts after March 2020 when the current agreements expire. Moreover, the former allies intend to substantially boost production in April, which market observers have already dubbed a price war. As of March 20, the price of futures contracts of Brent crude oil dropped below $29 per barrel, while the price of futures contracts of North American WTI crude oil is down below $25 per barrel.