OPEC+ added 750,000 bpd of crude production in July, slightly shy of what it had planned, as only eight of the coalition’s 22 producers boosted output last month despite looser quotas. The group’s compliance to its July quotas, however, fell to 106%, its lowest compliance rate since January. This was because Saudi Arabia unwound almost all of its voluntary cut, producing 9.48 million bpd, near its July quota of 9.50 million bpd and its highest level since April 2020. The OPEC+ alliance has now added 1.72 million bpd of production in the past three months as the oil demand recovery gathers pace this summer.
- OPEC+ hikes crude output 750,000 bpd in July