Iraq continues uptrend with September crude production surge

Iraq's countrywide oil output increased 3 percent in September as OPEC-plus quotas rise.
Iraqi Drilling Company personnel drill a well at the West Qurna 1 field in Basra in May 2019. (Photo credit: Iraqi Drilling Company)

Iraq’s oil output rose in September by just over 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) compared to August, as OPEC’s second-largest producer continued to show hefty monthly gains since higher quotas came into effect.

September production from fields in both federal territory and in the Kurdistan Regional of Iraq totaled 4.34 million bpd, up from 4.23 million bpd in August, according to a field-by-field count by Iraq Oil Report.*

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