CGES: OPEC capacity to rise 1 million b/d this year

Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries expect to increase their total production capacity by more than 1 million b/d in 2006 through new discoveries and increases in existing fields.The Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES), London, recently outlined OPEC capacity additions expected this year by country in its Global Oil Report.AlgeriaState-owned Sonatrach is to bring Bir Berkine and North Bir Berkine fields into production in April with an aggregate production capacity of 25,000 b/d of oil.Although not classified as crude under OPEC quota rules, BP PLC’s In Amenas wet gas project in the southeastern Illizi basin is expected to yield 50,000 b/d of liquids in ...

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