May 22, 2017 / 4:26 PM / 2 months ago

Saudi oil minister does not see OPEC opposition to output cut extension

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Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih speaks to media at the Saudi-US CEO Forum 2017 ahead of the arrival of the U.S. President Donald Trump, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017.Hamad I Mohammed

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday he did not expect any opposition within OPEC to extending oil output cuts for a further nine months, speaking after he met his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad.

The Saudi minister told a news conference that a new oil output deal would be similar to the previous pact with minor changes. He said any decision would not be finalised until an OPEC meeting later this week.

Reporting by Isabel Coles; Editing by Edmund Blair

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