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Saudi Prince Salman

Did we just Witness the OPEC Put?

Crude oil prices have been in a “slump” since mid-June, and it appears OPEC+ thinks they have fallen far enough. Saudi Prince Salman stated “OPEC stands ready to cut output to correct a recent oil price decline driven by poor futures market liquidity and macro-economic fears, which has ignored extremely tight physical crude supply.” As Anas Alhajji described it, we now have the OPEC put providing a floor for market prices, and the Biden SPR call providing long term incremental demand to refill the US strategic petroleum reserve (SPR).

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