14 December 2016, London — OPEC pointed on Wednesday to a growing oil supply surplus next year unless members implement their deal to curb output from record levels and outside producers also deliver on cutback pledges made at the weekend.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries pumped 33.87 million barrels per day (b/d) last month, according to figures OPEC collects from secondary sources, up 150,000 b/d from October, OPEC said in a monthly report.
OPEC is implementing an agreement to cut supply from Jan. 1 and on Saturday, a number of non-member countries agreed to curb their output by around 560,000 b/d in support of the OPEC curbs.
As well as reporting higher output from its own members, OPEC slightly raised its forecast of supply in 2017 from non-member countries.
The November OPEC production figure is the highest since at least 2008, according to a Reuters review of past OPEC reports.
*Alex Lawler; editing: Adrian Croft – Reuters