[국제][오늘세계는] Oil producing countries ‘cut production’ despite ‘stopping the flow’…a worrying winter in the global village

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After the start of the war in Ukraine, the first winter has arrived in the northern hemisphere.

At a time when demand for energy is high, the US and the West have committed to implementing a ‘Russian Crude Oil Price Cap’ to put pressure on Russia,

On the other hand, concerns are growing as OPEC oil producers decided to continue cutting production by 2 million barrels per day despite Western disincentives.

Links to the Department of International Affairs Newsroom. Reporter Lee Seung-hoon!

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Yes, this is Seunghoon Lee.

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Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC and OPEC Plus, a consultative body of major non-OPEC oil producing countries such as Russia, have decided to continue their policy of cutting production by 2 million barrels a day?

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OPEC Plus (+) holds regular ministerial meetings and

He announced that he would maintain the production cut policy agreed at the last meeting.

OPEC Plus said, “We will closely monitor the crude oil market and respond immediately if necessary to balance supply and demand and stabilize prices.

First, it was said that it would continue to reduce oil production as it is now.

Previously, in a regular meeting in October, OPEC PLUS decided to reduce crude oil production by 2 million barrels per day by the end of next year.

Meanwhile, oil production in OPEC Plus countries is now at 41.85 million barrels per day, down 2 million barrels from pre-October levels.

The United States, European countries and oil producers condemned the decision.

However, what is more worrying is that a number of oil ministers of oil producing countries sided with Russia, saying, ‘Why did you introduce a cap on Russian crude oil?

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Should we briefly summarize the ‘Russian Crude Oil Cap’ that has been implemented?

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On the 2nd, the European Union, the EU, agreed on the price ceiling for Russian crude oil at $60 per barrel.

Its purpose is to make it difficult for Russia to finance the war.

At the moment, the price of Ural crude oil, which is the basis of Russian crude oil, is 70 dollars per barrel, and he won about 90,000 in our money.

It is said that it will be reduced forcefully by 10 dollars, about 13,000 won.

Seven major countries, including the United States and Japan, and Australia participated in this decision.

As a result, these countries will take measures to ban maritime services such as insurance and transportation if they buy Russian crude oil at a price above the cap.

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How does Russia react to this decision?

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It is her position that she would prefer not to sell oil to countries that place caps on prices.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Alexander Novak, said that the ‘price cap’ is an act of intervention that goes against the principles of free trade.

It will trigger supply shortages and destabilize global energy markets.”

They said they would only sell oil and oil-related products to countries that would cooperate with Russia.

In addition, he said he was investigating a market mechanism that would prevent the use of the price cap altogether.

Foreign media predicts ‘Isn’t it coming out with a law that prohibits transactions with companies in countries where price ceilings are set’.

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How is the situation in Ukraine going?

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As the war between Russia and Ukraine enters a lull, talks about ending the war are gradually re-emerging.

Since the war started last February, the war is already in its tenth month.

Russia has lost more than half of the land it occupied at the beginning of the war due to the invasion of Ukraine.

Russian missile attacks, which were launched almost daily at the beginning of the war, are now intermittent.

Even the British think tank, the Royal Defense Security Institute,

He also published a report saying that the war plan had completely failed, saying that the Russian army was in a quandary.

Winter continues in Ukraine for the next few months, along with the decline in morale of the Russian army and the shortage of ammunition and munitions.

Military experts believe the current lull will continue until the blade is released.

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Let’s talk more about Russia.

Carcasses of thousands of endangered seals washed ashore in Russia?

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The bodies that washed up were around 2,500 Caspian Sea seals.

As the name suggests, it is a seal that lives in the Caspian Sea, a landlocked sea in central Russia.

It is still a mystery when these leopards started living in inland waters.

And that is why they are protected, but a hundred years ago there were a million leopards

It is decreasing and decreasing, and now only 10%, or 100,000, remain, and this is also a worrying animal as it is decreasing at around 3-4% per year.

The biggest concern is that 2,500 animals have never died at once in this way.

The exact cause of death has not yet been determined.

However, environmental groups say that there is a lot of oil buried in the Caspian Sea, so many neighboring countries are competing to produce oil.

Environmental pollution from oil spills or climate change is believed to be contributing to the mass death of seals.

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Rat-infested New York City, United States, looking for a high-paying ‘extermination expert’?

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New York Mayor Adams tweeted that New York City posted a job, so take a look.

If you look at the tweet, ‘I hate nothing more than rats’

‘It would be a dream job if you had the drive, determination and killer instinct to fight the rats of New York.’ I posted something like that.

As you might have guessed from the tweet, this is a job for a ‘Rat Control Specialist’.

The annual salary offered by New York City is between 120,000 and 170,000 dollars, so it is guaranteed from 150 million won to 220 million won with our money.

Qualifications are a college degree or higher and at least 5 years of field experience.

Rats in New York have been a real problem for a long time, but with many restaurants closing after the pandemic,

As swarms of hungry rats pour into the streets in search of food, citizen grievances pile up and grow.

A moment ago, I told you about the seals that died en masse in the Caspian Sea.

Although the water is salty, there has been much debate as to whether the Caspian Sea should be viewed as a sea or a lake.

After more than 20 years of conflict, the five countries that share the Caspian Sea have defined it as a ‘sea of ​​special status’ and now manage it jointly.

I just wanted to tell you in case you were curious.

Until now, this is the newsroom of the International Department.

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