VOL. XLV

No 19

13 May 2002

OPEC

PoliticsOvershadow OPEC Production In April

Politicsdominated the OPEC production scene in April, bringing total output down to24.178mn b/d, compared to 25.305mn b/d in March, or a loss of 1.127mn b/d mainly because of the Iraqi shutdown during most of the month. Meanwhile,production by the OPEC 10 (excluding Iraq) in April remained relatively stable, increasing slightlyto 22.878mn b/d, compared to 22.775mn b/d in March.

OPEC10 April production of 22.878mn b/d...