OPEC Lauds Nigeria For Achieving Full Production Conformity

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OPEC Lauds Nigeria For Achieving Full Production Conformity

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries has lauded Nigeria for achieving full conformity in January 2021 and compensating its entire overproduced volumes.

The organisation gave the commendation at the end of its 14th virtual meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC ministers on Thursday.

“The meeting extends special thanks to Nigeria for achieving full conformity in January 2021 and compensating its entire overproduced volumes.

“The ministers thank the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, for his shuttle diplomacy as a special envoy of the JMMC to Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and South Sudan to discuss matters pertaining to conformity levels with the voluntary production adjustments and compensation of over-produced volumes.”

The ministers agreed to the request by several countries, which had yet to complete their compensation, for an extension of the compensation period until the end of July 2021.

It urged all participants to achieve full conformity and make up for previous compensation shortfalls, to reach the objective of market rebalancing, and avoid undue delay in the process.

It further recognised the recent improvement in the market sentiment by accepting and implementing vaccine programmes and additional stimulus packages in key economies.

It also cautioned participating countries to remain vigilant and flexible, given the uncertain market conditions, and stay on the agreed course.

The ministers thanked the JTC and the OPEC Secretariat for their contributions to the meeting.

The JMMC and OPEC and non-OPEC Ministers’ next meetings are scheduled for March 31 and April 1, 2021.

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