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Saudi readies to boost supplies over Iran oil sanctions

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Saudi readies to boost supplies over Iran oil sanctionsWith Washington poised to curtail Iran’s oil exports, OPEC heavyweight Saudi Arabia and its partners stand ready to ramp up supplies even as market conditions remain uncertain, analysts say. The renewal of sanctions on the Islamic republic comes at a time of major supply disruptions in several producer nations and as US President Donald Trump aims to prevent an oil price hike. Analysts expect that Iran’s oil exports, which reach around 2.5 million barrels per day in normal times, to plunge by one million to two million bpd when sanctions take effect on November 5.