Trump says global oil production cut should help industry recover

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the OPEC+ group of oil producers is looking to cut output by 20 million barrels per day (bpd), a figure that appeared to include a wider group of producers, including the United States.

OPEC+, comprising the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other countries, said on Sunday it had agreed to reduce output by 9.7 million bpd for May and June, after four days of talks and following pressure from Trump to arrest a price collapse.

“Having been involved in the negotiations, to put it mildly, the number that OPEC+ is looking to cut is 20 Million Barrels a day, not the 10 Million that is generally being reported,” Trump said on Twitter.

Several other nations including the United States, Canada, Norway and Brazil, have said they will be cutting production as well, largely due to the collapse in prices.