WORLD OIL FLOW SLIPS IN 1991 AMID MIDEAST, U.S.S.R. WOES

Robert J. Beck Economics Editor World crude oil production slipped 0.9% in 1991 to average 59.964 million b/d. Production declines related to war damage in Kuwait, United Nations sanctions on exports from Iraq, and oil sector woes in the crumbling U.S.S.R. were almost offset by higher production from other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

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