MOSCOW, June 4. / TASS /. The level of fulfillment by Russia of obligations under the OPEC+ deal in May will be close to 100%, better than the April figures, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday.
"It will be better than in April. Close to 100%," Novak said.
Russia is cutting production under the OPEC+ agreement. But starting in January it can increase it as part of a gradual easing of restrictions. So, in January, the agreements allowed Russia to increase oil production by 125,000 bpd, in February-April - by another 130,000 bpd per month. In May-July, Russia may also raise production by another 38,000 bpd per month. According to the IEA, released in May, Russia fulfilled its quota by only 91% in April, exceeding production levels.
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