Iraq's federal oil exports, excluding flows from the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, rose slightly in September from a month earlier, the oil ministry said Sept. 1, amid a higher OPEC+ quota.
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Federal oil exports rose to 3.292 million b/d in September from 3.286 million b/d in August, ministry data showed.
Iraq had an OPEC+ quota of 4.663 million b/d in September, up from 4.651 million b/d in August.
OPEC's second-biggest producer has an October quota of 4.651 million b/d.
Central and southern exports fell 1% to 3.215 million b/d in September from August, while exports of Kirkuk crude via the Turkish port of Ceyhan more than doubled to 72,300 b/d in September, from 35,800 b/d in August.
OPEC+ has summoned at short notice oil ministers and delegates to Vienna on Oct. 5 for physical talks on potential production cuts, abandoning its previous plan for the meeting to be held online via video conference call.
Saudi energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman called for the in-person talks, delegates said, and will be in Vienna, along with ministers from Saudi Arabia's close Gulf allies the UAE and Kuwait. Iraq, Algeria and Congo-Brazzaville will also send their ministers, delegates said.
OPEC and its allies are preparing a package of potential production cuts, according to delegates, as they try to backstop slumping oil prices, even though their own analysis forecasts a healthy surge in demand ahead.
Platts benchmark Dated Brent was assessed on Sept. 30 at $87.92/b, down from a March high of $137.64/b, according to S&P Global Commodity Insights data.
Having decried what they view as a disconnect between futures prices and market fundamentals, ministers could announce a cut of as much as 1 million b/d, as favored by Russia, some delegates suggested.
But not all countries may be on board, with some preferring a smaller reduction of 500,000 b/d, and the final deal remains in flux.
That would come on top of the 100,000 b/d cut for October that the OPEC+ agreed upon Sept. 5.