Algeria Seeking Increase in Production Quota
Monday, August 05, 2002
Algerian Energy Minister, Chakib Khelil, is requesting a raise in its current oil production quota of 693,000 barrels per day. However, the energy minister has not cited a specific figure for the increase. "We instructed our governor to negotiate the highest quota," Khelil said, adding that Algeria has the ability to produce 1.1 million barrels a day.