Oil production

Saudi Arabia says "no intention" of oil cut-off

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Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih. Photo: Sergei Savostyanov\TASS via Getty Images

Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih told Russian state media that the kingdom has "no intention" of cutting off oil supplies akin to the 1973 embargo. He also told Russia's state-owned TASS that his country plans to boost its production from 10.7 million barrels per day to 11 mbd in the "near future."

Why it matters: The comments published Monday come amid global condemnation and pressure on the kingdom over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Oil market weighs U.S.-Saudi rift

Saudi oil minister
Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naeimi. Photo: Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images

Crude oil prices are up Monday after the weekend's escalating rhetoric between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over the disappearance — and apparent killing — of Jamal Khashoggi.

Between the lines: Traders don't appear convinced at this point that the rupture will cause major upheaval in oil flows. Prices for the benchmark Brent crude are higher but they're not soaring.