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Qatar's 'Abd Allah al-'Attiyah (Conference President) Interview with WalidKhadduri of MEES.

Q: Why did OPEC decide to roll-over the September ceiling?

A: We discussed several alternatives during the meeting, including reducingproduction. Several opinions were expressed concerning a lower ceiling and theamount that should be reduced, whether it should be small or large. It becameclear in the course of the discussions that a small reduction would not raiseprices....