Hard on the heels of Aramco slashing the price of its crude
Bloomberg report on the planned output cut citing "people familiar with the conversations, who asked not to be named to protect commercial relations"
- plans to increase oil output in April
- going well above 10 million barrels a day
- Saudi Arabia has privately told some market participants it could raise production much higher if needed, even going to a record of 12 million barrels a day
Current Saudi production is about 9.7 millions a day
"That's the oil market equivalent of a declaration of war," said a commodities hedge fund manager, asking not to be named due to the sensitivity of the situation.
Back up the truck!