The six-country OPEC/non-OPEC monitoring committee recommended a cut in oil production, Omani Minister of Oil and Gas Mohammed al-Rumhy told reporters in Vienna Wednesday.

Al-Rumhy stressed that no firm volumes have been agreed so far, with further details to emerge following Thursday's full OPEC meeting and talks involving Russia and nine other non-OPEC members on Friday.

He indicated that there is a consensus among OPEC and non-OPEC members for the cut, however Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has yet to comment on the organisation's plans.

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