SAUDI ARAMCO DETAILS 1990 SURGE IN OIL PRODUCTION

Saudi Arabian Oil Co. jumped its crude oil production 29% to an average 6,257,600 b/d last year. That was Saudi Arabia's response to Iraq's Aug. 2, 1990, invasion of Kuwait and the ensuing Persian Gulf crisis with its United Nations embargo on Iraqi and Kuwaiti oil exports. It was Saudi Aramco's biggest average crude oil volume since the 6,327,220 b/d gauged in 1982, according to the company's 1990 annual report. Average peak flow of 9,016,952 b/d occurred in 1977. Production

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