Angola produces 1.848 million barrels of oil per day in August

26 September 2012

Angolan oil production totalled 1.848 million barrels per day (bpd) in August, which was a daily increase of 193,600 barrels against the 1.655 million bpd posted in July, according to the September report from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

The document said that Angola was the OPEC member-country that posted the highest monthly rise in real terms, followed by Nigeria with a daily increase of 49,000 barrels to achieve production of 2.179 million bpd.

Saudi Arabia, which is the biggest OPEC producer, produced 9.855 million bpd, which was 9,800 bpd more than in July.

In August Angola continued to be the second-largest supplier to China, right behind Saudi Arabia and ahead of Iran and Russia, although Chinese oil imports fell by 2.7 percent in July against June, to 1.2 million bpd. (macauhub)