March 18, 2019 / 7:06 AM / 3 months ago

Saudi's Falih says no pressure from U.S. to increase supply

BAKU, March 18 (Reuters) - OPEC and its non-OPEC partners need to reconsider if there is a need for a meeting in April, the Saudi energy minister said on Monday, adding that there was no pressure from the United States to increase supply.

“We are not under pressure except by the market,” Khalid al-Falih told reporters in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, adding that there was no need to change output policy untl June.

As long as inventory levels are rising, policy will remain the same and the cartel will not change course until there is a decline in inventory, he added. (Reporting by Rania El Gamal; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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