VOL. XXX

NO. 1

13-OCTOBER-1986

OPEC AND OIL PRICES

Non-OPEC Production Increases in 3Q 1986

The October issue of the Paris-based Market Monitoring Bulletin (MMB) reportsthat non-OPEC oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) production in the third quarterof 1986 increased to 25.49mn b/d, compared to 24.92mn b/d in the second quarter,an increase of 0.8% over 3Q 1985. This rise is attributed mainly to asignificant increase in North Sea output, despite production drops in the US,Mexico and Egypt....