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U.S. asks and Brazil will increase oil production because of war in Ukraine

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - U.S. Energy Secretary asks Minister Bento Albuquerque to take action to control the global oil supply.

The skyrocketing price of oil, also triggered by unprecedented sanctions from the West, has prompted the United States to also appeal to Brazil to expand its production. The Gulf states and Saudi Arabia have also reconsidered after an initial refusal.

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm conveyed the 'request' to Mines and Energy Secretary Bento Albuquerque during a video conference call last Thursday.

Albuquerque said the next day that the agenda with the U.S. government representative was to . . .

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