Iraq’s August oil output rises to highest level since April 2020

Production continues to increase as Iraq takes advantage of rising OPEC-plus quotas.
A Basra Oil Company worker at the Majnoon field's CPF2 during construction, April 19, 2021. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

Iraq’s crude oil production surged in August to 4.23 million barrels per day (bpd), according to an Iraq Oil Report analysis based on independently gathered field-by-field data, the country's highest output since April 2020.

Fields under the federal government's control accounted for the month-on-month increase, rising from 3.72 million bpd in July to 3.78 million bpd in August. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), which manages its oil sector independently of Baghdad, produced 454,000 bpd in August, down slightly from 459,000 bpd in July.

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