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Convergence reshaping market, says Barkindo

Producer and consumer interests are unifying, which will be a welcome boost to global oil prices, according to Opec’s secretary-general

Opec secretary-general Mohammad Barkindo has been engaged in extensive bouts of shuttle diplomacy since he took over at the helm of the oil producers' organisation on 1 August-actions that may have played a role at the organisation's Algiers summit during which common ground was found between Middle Eastern rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran over the output freeze. Speaking at the Reactions from Energy Leaders session to the presidential special addresses on 10 October, Barkindo told delegates that the "unique" market cycle has seen a convergence of views between producers and consuming countries. Common outlook "There's no longer a demarcation between consumers and producers any more-now it's

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