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Iraq Says Achieved OPEC Cut Share

Iraq Says Achieved OPEC Cut ShareIraq Says Achieved OPEC Cut Share

Iraq has achieved its share of the production cuts agreed by OPEC and non-OPEC producers at the end of last year but remains ready to meet future oil demand growth, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said in a speech on Monday. “Iraq as the second-largest producer in OPEC confirms its achievement to the commitment to implement the production cut and has recently announced its readiness to a further extension to the cut agreement,” Falah Alamri, head of state oil marketer SOMO, said in an industry event in London on the minister’s behalf, Reuters reported. However, the minister’s speech also said that Iraq is ready to meet any growth in global oil demand by maintaining spare production capacity, improving export infrastructure and the adoption of modern technology in exploration and production. Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers led by Russia agreed last year to cut output by about 1.8 million barrels per day to tackle bloated crude inventories and support higher prices. Under the deal, Iraq agreed to cut its production by 210,000 bpd.

 

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