WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The United States needs to be less dependent on OPEC+ and foreign producers of oil, White House spokesman John Kirby said on Wednesday after the group of oil producers agreed its deepest production cuts since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
Kirby also told Fox News that the cuts meant OPEC+ was "adjusting (its) numbers down a little bit" after increasing production over the summer.
"OPEC+ has been saying, telling the world they're actually producing three and a half million more barrels than they actually are," Kirby said. "So, in some ways this announced decrease really just kind of gets them back into more aligned with actual production."
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