KUWAIT SETS SIGHTS ON 1 .5 MILLION B/D BY YEAREND

Kuwait Oil Minister Homoud Al-Rqobah expects his country's oil production to reach 1.5 million b/d at the end of the year. That was its quota by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries before the Persian Gulf crisis erupted in August 1990. Al-Rqobah told a Vienna press conference Kuwait plans to produce an average 1.2-1.3 million b/d in the third quarter of this year, OPEC News Agency reported. He noted that Kuwait's oil production rose from 812,000 b/d last February to about

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