Oil Spikes After Russia Says Ready For “Substantial Output Cut”, But Warns 10MMb/d Cut Not Enough

Over the weekend, following the biggest ever oil short-squeeze in history following rampant hopes that Saudi Arabia and Russia were considering putting their differences aside and cutting up to 10mmb/d in oil output, we said that in a world where oil demand has plunged by as much as a quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic, or as much as 26mmb/d, such a cut would “not be nearly enough to balance the oil market but at least it was a start.”

Then, moments ago, oil which had been drifting in Monday’s session after the report that a new burst of animosity between Saudi Arabia and Russia has pushed back today’s virtual R-OPEC meeting to later in the week, oil spiked after a Reuters rehash of…

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