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|14 December, 2018

Oman to cut oil output by 2% for 6 months

The output reduction is in implementation of a agreement by OPEC and non-OPEC crude exporters to reduce global supply

Oman's Oil Minister Mohammed bin Hamad al-Rumhy talks to journalists as he leaves the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria December 5, 2018.

Oman's Oil Minister Mohammed bin Hamad al-Rumhy talks to journalists as he leaves the OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria December 5, 2018.

REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

DUBAI  - Oman will be cutting oil output by 2 percent from January for an initial period of six months, according to a letter sent to customers of Omani oil by the country's oil and gas ministry, which was seen by Reuters.

The output reduction is in implementation of a agreement by The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC crude exporters to reduce global supply, the letter said. Oman is not a member of OPEC.

OPEC and its Russia-led allies agreed last week to slash oil production by more than the market had expected despite pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to reduce the price of crude.

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(Reporting by Rania El Gamal; writing by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Rashmi Aich) ((maher.chmaytelli@thomsonreuters.com;))

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