US pressure was one of the reasons for the failure of the Doha talks, which was planned to reach agreement about freezing of oil production. This was stated by Minister of petroleum and mines of Venezuela, Eulogio del Pino, reports Reuters.
The Minister did not rule out another collapse in oil prices, which will cause new negotiations of nefeterius on the market support.
“Now can collapse the prices. Then perhaps we will begin negotiations, but on a basis that will not allow anyone to do anything to sabotage in order to put pressure on some country,” he said (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
Earlier, the head of the energy Ministry of Russia Alexander Novak in an interview with NTV, answering a question about the American or Saudi influence on the negotiations, said that confirmation of this information no. “We have no facts that would confirm what you say”, he said.
Novak noted that “ideally” all the major exporters should participate in the agreements on freezing of the oil. “But it is difficult to provide. Because each country may have its own position,” he concluded.
The Doha negotiations to freeze the production started on Sunday, April 17. They lasted six hours and ended without the signing of the agreement. Source Reuters reported that OPEC said outside the oil cartel partners in the negotiations about the intention first to achieve a single solution within the organization at the summit, which will take place in June. After that, possible another meeting with representatives of States outside OPEC, including Russia.
Novak after talks in Doha said that a number of OPEC countries suddenly changed their position on freezing before the meeting. “We have had lengthy discussions today, and this is due to the fact that a number of countries within OPEC that changed this morning, just before the beginning of our meeting, their position and actually suggested that this agreement was executed provided that will participate and all members of OPEC, as well as large exporters outside OPEC, which today was not at the meeting”, — he said.