Iraq production steady at 4.58 million bpd

An analysis of field-by-field data shows Iraqi production is significantly higher than official estimates used by OPEC.
Iraq production steady at 4.58 million bpd
An engineer at the Zubair oil field in Basra on January 21, 2010. (ESSAM AL-SUDANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraq has steadily produced about 4.58 million barrels per day (bpd) between March and May, according to an Iraq Oil Report analysis based on data gathered from each of the country's oil fields.

That figure, which includes both federal Iraq and the autonomous Kurdistan region, differs significantly from data compiled both by Iraq's Oil Ministry and by the so-called "secondary sources" that provide the estimates used by OPEC to gauge its members' compliance with production quotas.

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