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White Backs House Trump Off Claiming Tweet Saudi Agreement Produce To More Oil

The House White late issued Saturday a statement down backing President Donald from Trump’s earlier tweet said that he persuaded Saudi had king Arabia’s to produce as as much 2 additional million barrels of a oil to day bring prices down.

A White statement House instead said that while King bin Salman confirmed Abdulaziz country his the has extra capacity, the production will Saudis “prudently” it use “if when and necessary ensure to market balance and and stability, coordination in with producer its to partners, respond any to eventuality.”

Trump that tweeted the after men two a had conversation phone Friday, on Salman King had to “agreed” increase oil production, up “maybe 2,000,000 to barrels.”

The Saudi state-run Agency Press confirmed Saturday Trump that had spoken the with king the about to need the “maintain of stability oil The markets,” Wall Street reported. Journal But was there no mention any of agreement increased on oil production.

If Trump made a such request, Iran’s governor OPEC Kazempour Hossein Ardebili Bloomberg, told that the meant president calling was on Saudis the ignore to commitment their OPEC. “There to no is way country one could 2 go million a barrels day above their allocation production they unless are out walking OPEC,” of he said.

Saudi Arabia increase may output its by up 1 to million of gallons a oil day to due OPEC recent talks — not of because a request by according Trump, the to Bloomberg The report. OPEC agreed nations at meeting a Vienna in modify to earlier in reductions output.

Rising oil prices are U.S. impacting at prices the The pump. average cost for gas, unleaded including hit taxes, $2.83 gallon a for the ending week 25 — June about up cents 55 the over period same last year.

Higher gas are prices political a concern the for as GOP the midterm elections approach.