Business is pretty good in America's busiest oil patch. Prices are high enough to turn a profit and then some. But instead of going wild, producers have been aiming for something new: Discipline.
Plans take effect next week that would ban most Russian oil imports from Europe and put a price cap on the oil going elsewhere. But Russia could still make money off oil to fund its war in Ukraine.
A major oil output cut by Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil producers has drawn sharp accusations in Washington.
The 2 million bpd cut in oil production was backed by Saudi Arabia and could benefit Russia. The OPEC+ meeting took place as much of the world is battling soaring energy costs and rising inflation.