U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Saturday that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had agreed to his request to increase oil production “maybe up to
2,000,000 barrels” to offset production from Iran and Venezuela.
There was no immediate comment from Saudi authorities.
The world’s top oil exporter plans to pump up to 11 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) in July, an oil industry source told Reuters this week, after OPEC agreed with Russia and other
oil-producing allies to raise output by about 1 million bpd.