"Saudi Arabia told OPEC that it pumped a record 10.67 million barrels of oil a day in July to meet a summer surge in domestic demand, an increase that will do nothing to endear the group’s leading exporter to other members seeking output limits to shore up prices," Bloomberg writes.
That's right. No production freeze. Just as we've been saying. Check out Hedgeye Potomac Senior Energy analyst Joe McMonigle's piece "OPEC Oil Production "Freeze" Talk Will Have Similar Ending ... No Agreement." McMonigle has been making the case that Saudi Arabia and Iran have no incentive to agree to an oil production freeze anytime soon.
Here's a key chart from Bloomberg (with our commentary in red). As you can see, so far this year, Joe has been right. Saudia Arabia has, in fact, ramped production.