NO. 1

10 OCTOBER 1988

Nigeria May Be Forced to Raise Output

A senior Nigerian oil official has said that although Nigeria has beenobserving its OPEC quota of 1.3mn b/d, it may be forced to stop doing so if thepresent disarray in OPEC over production continues.

Speaking in Lagos on 4 October, the Deputy Managing Director of the NigerianNational Petroleum Corporation, Mr. M. A. Olorunfemi, said that "Nigeriawill have no further option but to increase its production level above itspresent...