Will oil exporting countries curb production?

Here we go again? New speculation that major oil exporting countries will agree on a deal to curb production is once again giving oil traders a reason to buy. But is this latest bout of bullish optimism justified or just a rumor that’s destined to fade?

The Production Freeze: Groundhog Day for Oil Markets?

The recurring talk of a move by OPEC to reduce oil exports might remind fans of Bill Murray’s role in the 1993 film Groundhog Day, in which a disgruntled TV weatherman finds himself stuck in Punxsutawney, Pa., covering the annual ritual of learning whether the resident groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2. Murray’s character finds himself trapped in a surreal loop of reliving the day over and over until he finally overcomes his curmudgeonly cynicism and becomes a stand-up guy.

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