Baku, Azerbaijan, May 24
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Saudi crude oil exports in March rose by 275,000 barrels per day month-on-month to 7.232 million barrels per day from February’s 26-month-low, according to the report of the Joint Organizations Data Initiative (JODI).
The country’s crude oil export stood at 6.957 million barrels per day in February 2017, the lowest level since May 2015.
Moreover, Saudi Arabia’s crude oil output has dropped from 10.011 million barrels per day in February to 9.900 million barrels per day in March 2017, the data shows.
Saudi Arabia has undertaken the largest cut in oil output (486,000 barrels per day) among the participants of the OPEC deal signed last year in Vienna.
In December 2016, OPEC and non-OPEC producers reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low prices.
Non-OPEC oil producers such as Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brunei, Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Russia, Sudan, and South Sudan agreed to reduce output by 558,000 barrels per day starting from Jan. 1, 2017 for six months, extendable for another six months.
OPEC agreed to slash the output by 1.2 million barrels per day from Jan. 1.
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