NO. 41

15 JULY 1991

OPEC Crude Production Tops 23mn Barrels In June

According to MEES estimates, OPEC crude oil production rose sharply to 23.1mnb/d in June, up 900,000 b/d from 22.2mn b/d in May.

However, it should be noted that the bulk of this increase is attributable toan rise of some 700,000 b/d in wellhead production in Saudi Arabia to 8.2mn b/din June from 7.5mn b/d in April and May - although, as in April and May, actual Saudi crude sales (on which OPEC quotas are based) in...