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OPEC Raises Nigeria’s Oil Production Quota To 1.799MBPD For July

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has jacked up Nigeria’s daily oil production quota to 1.799 million barrel per day (mbpd), thereby raising the quota by about 27,000 barrels from the current 1.772 mbpd with effect from July 2022.

The latest oil production quotas released on Thursday at the end of the 29th OPEC and OPEC+ Ministerial Meeting held via video conference indicated that Nigeria would produce a total of 1.799 mbpd out of a combined production capacity of 43.206 million barrels by both OPEC and OPEC+ member countries.

The members’ output quotas were reviewed from about 1.772 million barrels approved for the country out of a combined volume of 42.558 million during the 28th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting on May 5, 2022.

During the meeting held in Vienna, Austria, it was decided that the 10 OPEC members would produce a total of 26.276 million barrels daily, against a total of 16.930 million barrels per day by their non-OPEC counterparts, led by Russia.

The new production quotas were revised from a total of 25.864 million barrels per day approved in May for OPEC 10, against about 16.694 million barrels per day for non-OPEC members.

A statement issued at the end of the meeting indicated that July 2022 production quota would be adjusted upward by about 648, 000 barrels per day.

Details of the approved production quotas showed that Algeria’s production was increased to 1.039 million barrels per day (mbpd); Angola, 1.502 mbpd; Congo, 320,000 bpd; Equatorial Guinea, 125,000 bpd; Gabon, 183,000 bpd; Iraq, 4.580 mbpd;, Kuwait, 2.768 mbpd.

Others are, Saudi Arabia, 10.833 mbpd; United Arab Emirate, 3.127 mbpd; Azerbaijan, 706,000 bpd; Bahrain, 202,000 bpd; Brunei, 100,000 bpd; Kazakhstan, 1.680 mbpd; Malaysia, 585,000 bpd; Mexico, 1.753 mbpd; Oman, 868,000 bpd; Russia, 10.833 mbpd; Sudan, 74,000 bpd; and South Sudan,128,000 bpd.

In the face of rising crude oil prices, which stood at about $122.94 per barrels on May 31, 2022, the OPEC+ Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to maintain a stable and balanced market for both crude oil and refined petroleum products.

In reaffirming their decision taken during the 10th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial meeting on April 12, 2020 to cut members’ production to balance and stabilize the market, the ministers further endorsed the decision in subsequent meetings, including the 19th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting on July 18, 2021.

At the just concluded meeting on Thursday, the ministers further validated the resolution on production adjustment plan and the monthly production adjustment mechanism approved at the 19th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting and the need to adjust upward the monthly overall production quota by 432,000 barrels per day for July 2022.

This is even as they decided to implement the planned overall production adjustment for September and redistribute equally the 432,000 barrels per day production increase over the months of July and August 2022, amongst other major decisions.

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