This will surely end in tears.
OPEC deal a tough task, as oil output freeze expectations rise
OPEC will probably revive talks on freezing oil output levels when it meets non-OPEC nations next month as top exporter Saudi Arabia appears to want higher prices, according to OPEC sources, although Iran, Iraq and Russia present obstacles to a deal. Riyadh sharply raised expectations for a global production deal between on Thursday when Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said Saudi Arabia will work with OPEC and non-OPEC members to help stabilize oil markets. "The comments by the Saudi energy minister give a positive indication that they are willing to go for a freeze deal but the question remains: on what level?" ... (full story)