October 11, 2016 / 3:32 PM / 2 years ago

OPEC chief says freeze deal likely to last six months, then be reviewed

Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of Opec attends the 15th International Energy Forum Ministerial (IEF15) in Algiers, Algeria September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo said on Tuesday that any deal to freeze oil production was likely to last an initial six months and then be reviewed.

“The overwhelming majority of views, both within OPEC and non-OPEC, are looking at about 6 months and then to be reviewed,” Barkindo told reporters on the sidelines of the World Energy Congress in Istanbul.

Reporting by Parisa Hafezi and Rania El Gamal; Writing by Nick Tattersall

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