Even as the price of benchmark Brent crude surges to nine-month highs above $118/bbl, OPEC's...

|By:, SA News Editor

Even as the price of benchmark Brent crude surges to nine-month highs above $118/bbl, OPEC's Persian Gulf members are not inclined to increase production to help ease prices. In fact, Platt's says the Saudis cut production again in January. But if Brent hits $120, thoughts of demand erosion might start to creep in; with Europe's economy still on its sick bed, higher oil prices could prove too much to bear.