Oil prices slumped to new 5-1/2-year lows on Monday on worries about a surplus of global supplies and lackluster demand.
Russia’s oil output hit a post-Soviet high last year, averaging 10.58 million barrels per day (bpd), up 0.7 percent thanks to small non-state producers, Energy Ministry data showed.
Iraq’s oil exports were at their highest since 1980 in December, an oil ministry spokesman said, with record sales from the country’s southern terminals.
But oil producer group OPEC has decided not to cut output, opting to let the market find its own level.
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