NO. 49


Neutral Zone

AOC to Boost Khafji Output to 280,000 b/d in 4Q

Japan's Arabian Oil Company (AOC)is planning to increase crude oil production from its offshore oilfields (Khafjiand Hout) in the Saudi Arabia-Kuwait Neutral Zone to 280,000 b/d in the fourthquarter of 1991, according to AOC's President, Mr. Keiichi Konaga. AOCproduction, which was suspended during the Gulf War, resumed in early June at aninitial rate of 100,000 b/d (MEES, 17 June) and averaged around...