Oil minister leaves for Vienna to attend OPEC meeting

TEHRAN, Dec. 05 (MNA) – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh left Tehran for Vienna on Wednesday to attend the 175th general meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

According to Iranian oil ministry's news service, reducing at least a million barrels per day of the bloc’s production in a bid to prevent further drops in oil prices is top on the meeting’s agenda in Vienna on December 6.

On November 30, 2016, OPEC members agreed to cut their overall output by 1.2 mbd to bring the group’s production to 32.5 mbd.

Ten days after the decision, OPEC and non-OPEC producers agreed to totally cut their output by 1.8 mbd; an agreement which was extended until the end of 2018.

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