中国石化新闻网讯 据9月10日Oil Monster消息：最新调查显示，在沙特阿拉伯、俄罗斯和阿联酋大幅增产的带动下，欧佩克及其盟友在8月增加了原油产量，给全球经济走势不确定的脆弱市场增加了更多供应。
冯娟 摘译自 Oil Monster
OPEC+ Crude Oil Output Rises in August as Record Cuts Ease
OPEC and its allies pumped more crude oil in August, led by surges from Saudi Arabia, Russia and the UAE, according to the latest survey, adding more supplies to a fragile market uncertain of the global economy's trajectory.
OPEC's 13 members produced 24.37 million b/d, a 4% rise from July, while its nine partners, including Russia, added 12.67 million b/d, a 6% increase, the survey found.
The higher volumes were not unexpected as the OPEC+ coalition's record 9.7 million b/d production cut accord, implemented during the depths of the coronavirus crisis in May, had been scheduled to ease to 7.7 million b/d for the rest of the year starting in August. As such, the group achieved 97% compliance with its new quotas in the month, according to calculations.
But the increased production is coming at a time when the rapid recovery of global oil demand appears to be stalling, amid fears of a growing second wave of COVID-19 infections. Brent prices have tumbled in recent days to below $40/b, after weeks of hovering around $45/b.
Many Middle Eastern members had said that they would need extra supplies for electricity generation during a hot August, when air-conditioning units are running at full tilt, and that their exports to the market would not substantially increase.
OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia, for example, boosted its production by 500,000 b/d month-on-month to 8.95 million b/d, still under its quota, the survey found, with most of the extra barrels consumed in its peaking power plants.
Russia, the largest non-OPEC member of the alliance, likewise had said it expected its additional production to be consumed domestically. It pumped 9.09 million b/d, above its quota by 10,000 b/d, according to the survey.
The UAE, which has traditionally demonstrated strong compliance with its quota, boosted its output to 2.74 million b/d, the survey found, far in excess of its cap. State oil company ADNOC has said it will slash its October term allocations by 30% to make up for the difference.