Russia, Saudi Arabia sign joint statement to stabilize oil market

Baku, September 5, AZERTAC

Russia and Saudi Arabia have agreed on measures – joint or in cooperation with other oil producers – with the aim of maintaining stability on the crude market and providing a sustainable level of long-term investment, according to TASS. This was announced in a joint statement signed Monday by Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih.

In the statement, the ministers recognized “the current challenges in the supply side of the global oil market, including major contraction of capital investments in oil extraction on a global scale, particularly in exploration, as well as mass deferrals of investment projects, which made the market, as a whole, more volatile and therefore unsustainable to both producers and consumers in the long term,” as well as “an imperative to mitigate excessive volatility harmful to global economic stability and growth.”