Oman minister doesn’t see oil prices above $80 this year

Oil prices are unlikely to break out of the mid-$70 level, Oman’s oil and gas minister told CNBC Monday, adding that he thought prices were currently “fair.”

“I think for the rest of this year we should see stability between $70 and the high 70s (dollars a barrel), or low 70s to high 70s,” Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy, said.

“Because this is the wish of all of us who are cooperating with OPEC to provide the market with enough crude to make sure that the consumers are not impacted and we think that the current price is a fair price,” he told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble in Muscat, Oman.

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst - UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and BNN. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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