RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Brazil produced a record amount of oil in August, surpassing a previous high set in December 2014, oil agency ANP said on Thursday, as giant offshore oil deposits come onstream.
Oil production reached 2.547 million barrels per day in August, an increase of 9.5 percent compared to a year earlier and 3.3 percent compared to the previous month.
Production of oil and gas reached 3.171 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in August, also a new record.
(Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer)
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