(Adds Kuwait, UAE production, background)
By Rania El Gamal
ISTANBUL Oct 11 Saudi Arabia's crude oil
production was steady in September, remaining at high levels, a
signal that OPEC's top producer continues to feed rising demand
both domestically and abroad.
The world's largest oil exporter pumped 10.65 million
barrels per day in September, up from 10.63 million bpd in
August, according to official figures submitted to OPEC.
Gulf OPEC member Kuwait reported that its oil production in
September was at 2.97 million bpd compared with 2.98 in August,
while the United Arab Emirates pumped 3.18 million bpd in
September, from 3.15 in August, sources familiar with the matter
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on
Sept. 28 agreed to reduce output to a range of 32.50 million
barrels per day to 33.0 million bpd, its first output cut since
the 2008 financial crisis.
The exporting group is in talks with major non-OPEC
producers in a bid to gain their support for a global deal to
limit supplies and help to balance the market.
OPEC and non-OPEC officials are gathering in Istanbul on
Wednesday as part of a series of meetings to nail down details
of the deal in Algiers.
(Reporting by Rania El Gamal; editing by David Clarke and Jane