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8 OCTOBER 1990

OPEC Crude Production Reaches Nearly 22.5MN B/D In September

In its first month of quota-free output OPEC crude production reached 22.49mnb/d in September according to MEES estimates - about exactly in line with thequota ceiling of 22.491mn b/d that the Organization decided upon for the secondhalf of 1990 at its end-July conference, before everything was turned upsidedown by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. This is nearly 3mn b/d more than wasproduced in August (the...