OPEC still has unfinished business in negotiating an oil production accord, with Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih saying Thursday after the group?s meeting ended: “I am not confident of an agreement.” Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Ministers said members continue to haggle over how much output to cut and who should get an exemption. The participation of Russia, the key non-OPEC partner, was also in doubt. “Russia is not ready for a substantial cut,” Falih told reporters as he exited the OPEC Secretariat. A delegate who asked not to be named added: “They are very good chess and poker players.” OPEC had been expected to reach an agreement in principle among itself Thursday, before inviting Russia and nine other non-OPEC allies to talks Friday to seal the deal. Amid the discord, OPEC canceled its post-meeting press conference. The usual pre-meeting […]