OPEC+ Has Lots of Dry Powder for Further Cuts

OPEC might take further cuts in the future but I have a feeling it won’t be easy and without consequences even in the biggest and most powerful of all those countries. You see, with higher revenues also come bigger spending plans and habits. Spending always rises way faster than cutbacks come in when things are less sparkling. Even the king of the hill among its OPEC peers, Saudi Arabia, has a public budget and the money for it comes mostly from oil. If you are used to hardship, some more of it won’t get you in trouble. But if you are used to the easy life and suddenly just mildly less luxurious times roll in, this might cause revolts. 

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