Thursday, September 10, 2009

Russia becomes world biggest oil producer surpassing Saudi Arabia

Russia becomes world's biggest oil producer - 09 Sept 09

For decades the world's major oil producers have tried to control prices by cutting or raising supplies, which relied on all of them sticking to agreed quotas.

But unity amongst oil-rich nations appears to be crumbling.

Now Russia has just overtaken Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer and it's done it by failing to keep its promise to slow down production.

Neave Barker reports from Moscow.
Category: News & Politics

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