Saudi-Russian deal not due to tainted oil crisis: Novak

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OSAKA (Reuters) – A decision by and to extend a global pact on curbing production was not driven by a crisis over contaminated crude in a Russian-owned pipeline network, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday.

Russia, which has been working for weeks to resolve the issue of tainted in the Druzhba pipeline that supplies , has agreed with Saudi Arabia to extend by six to nine months a deal with on reducing .

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