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Equador to Seek Higher Quota

Ecuador has joined the ranks of countries which will be seeking a higherquota at the next OPEC conference, according to Energy Minister Diego Tamariz.Mr. Tamariz told a press conference in Quito on 13 September that thegovernment's budget plans, which were based on an oil price of $17/B, had nottaken the recent fall in prices into account, and that Ecuador would thereforeseek an increase in its quota from the present 221,000 b/d...