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OPEC Round-Up on Parra Tour

The trip by Dr. Alirio Parra, the Venezuelan Energy Minister and the currentPresident of the OPEC Conference, to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa toseek consensus for a production cut to strengthen the oil market has elicited anumber of statements by OPEC heads of state, oil ministers and Dr. Parrahimself. After meeting with Saudi Oil Minister Hisham Nazer in Paris on 22January, Dr. Parra went on to visit Iran, Kuwait,...