석유수출국기구 오펙 일부 회원국들이 유가의 급격한 하락을 막기 위해 석유 생산을 줄여야 한다고 촉구하고 있는 가운데, 오펙은 이달 말 이집트 카이로에서 특별 회의를 개최할 예정입니다.
이란 언론은 14일, 이달 초 시작된 감산이 아무런 영향을 미치지 못한다고 주장하면서 이란은 추가 감산을 지지할 것이라는 오펙 이란 대표의 말을 보도했습니다.
올해 한 때 국제유가는 1백47달러까지 올라갔지만, 13일에는 약 58달러에 거래됐습니다.
OPEC will hold a special meeting in Cairo at the end of the month, as some member-nations urge a cut in oil output to halt a sharp decline in prices.
Iranian media today (Friday)report that Iran's OPEC representative, Mohammad Ali Khatibi, said Tehran will support another production cut, arguing the reduction taken at the beginning of the month had little effect. That cut was one-point-five million barrels a day.
Oil prices closed at about 58 dollars a barrel on Thursday, well off a peak of 147 dollars earlier this year.
Iran's economy is heavily dependent on its oil sector, which provides 85-percent of the government's revenue.
During Friday prayers in Tehran, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami emphasized that experts who are planning the government's budget need to be realistic about oil prices. He added that the Iranian people, too, should avoid being extravagant in their daily consumption.