Oil prices had risen 5% since Friday and the announcement was widely anticipated. Following the announcement of the output cut, Brent crude, the benchmark for oil prices, increased to $91.95 (£81.69).
Two million fewer barrels of oil are to be produced each day, equivalent to 2% of the global supply, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and Russia have agreed.
The move is an effort to increase prices in countries feeling the heat from high energy costs.
Group members Saudi Arabia and Russia have led the group to cut output which is the sharpest decline since the early days of the pandemic when demand collapsed and oil prices dropped steeply.
The announcement has been widely expected and oil prices had risen 5% since Friday. The benchmark of oil prices, Brent crude, rose to $91.95 (£81.69) following news of the production cut.
Officials in the Joe Biden Whitehouse had been lobbying Opec members to avoid production cuts which would raise oil prices in the run-up to the American midterm elections.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration has called for production to be kept high to ease energy security and reduce price pressure.
“The decision is technical, not political,” United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazroui told reporters ahead of the Opec meeting.
“We will not use it as a political organisation,” he said, adding that concerns about a global recession would be one of the key topics.”