NO. 44



Kuwait's Contract Deliveries to Japan Rise to 180,000 b/d

Kuwait's contract crude deliveries to Japan have risen to 180,000 b/d withthe finalization of a 20,000 b/d contract with C. Itoh. MEES understands thatthe C. Itoh contract will run for three months from the beginning of Septemberto the end of November 1989 - unlike the rest of the KPC- Japanese contractswhich cover the third quarter.

Apart from the C. Itoh deal, the other 3Q KPC-Japanese contracts are:...