NO. 37


Neutral Zone

AOC Resumes Production from Khafji

Japan's Arabian Oil Company (AOC) has announced the resumption on 2 June ofcrude oil production from the Khafji offshore oilfields in the SaudiArabia-Kuwait Neutral Zone at an initial rate of 100,000 b/d, rising to 250,000b/d by August. The 30,000 b/d Khafji refinery has also been put into operation,according to AOC's President, Mr. Keiichi Konaga.

Production and export facilities are more or less intact at Khafji,...