US persuades to increase oil production – Russian Foreign Ministry

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Sale of oil from reserves did not stop the rise in prices

Washington has long called for an increase in oil production to lower prices, but OPEC has refused.

In Russia, they say that the United States is persuading a number of countries to increase oil production in order to lower prices for it. This statement was made by the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on Thursday, November 25, writes Interfax.

“The United States is erecting barriers with one hand, and doing it very hypocritically, for the export of Russian energy resources to the European market, and stretching out the other hand, persuading us and other producing countries – pump more to bring down prices at home,” she commented on the new US sanctions against Nord Stream 2.

Zakharova added that Moscow considers the unilateral sanctions to be illegitimate.

Recall that at the OPEC + meeting in early November, they made a decision not accelerate the rate of oil production, which was called for in the United States.

To reduce oil prices recently, US President Joe Biden announced his intention to sell 50 million barrels of oil from the reserve, coordinating this move with China, Japan, India, South Korea and the UK.

Despite this, oil prices rose.

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