Things are looking up for oil, but Opec can't uncross its fingers just yet

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Despite good vaccine news and price rises, the cartel could still meet a few bumps in the road – some of them of its own making

When oil ministers from the world’s largest fossil-fuel nations meet via webcam this week to make decisions about the global oil market in 2021, they could be forgiven for indulging in a little early festive cheer.

Oil prices have more than doubled since tumbling below $20 a barrel and hitting 21-year lows during “black April” – when Covid restrictions brought major economies to their knees, and caused what is thought to have been the worst month in the history of the oil industry.

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