June 10, 2019 / 10:30 AM / 3 months ago

Oil price could fall to $30 if global deal not extended: Novak

FILE PHOTO: Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak (R) and Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih attend a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia June 7, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Monday he could not rule out a scenario in which oil prices could fall to $30 per barrel if the global oil deal was not extended.

Novak said there were big risks of oversupply on the market and that Moscow needed to monitor the oil market more in order to be able to take a balanced decision in July.

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, who was in Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart, said steps were being taken to prevent a sharp fall in oil prices.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Katya Golubkova ; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn

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