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Title: (C) WESTERN OIL EXEC CLARIFIES COMMENTS REGARDING

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03ABUDHABI13372003-03-19 12:41:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Abu Dhabi
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TELEGRAM                                           March 19, 2003


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From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 1337 - ROUTINE)         

TAGS:     EPET, PGOV, BEXP, ENRG, ECON, EINV                     

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Subject:  (C) WESTERN OIL EXEC CLARIFIES COMMENTS REGARDING UAE  
          OIL PRODUCTION                                         

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S E C R E T        ABU DHABI 01337

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S E C R E T ABU DHABI 001337 
 
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NOFORN 
 
DEPT FOR NEA/RA, NEA/ARP, INR/EC, EB/IEP, EB/CBA, S/CT 
AMEMBASSY TUNIS -- HOLD FSI FOR OLIVER JOHN 
USDOE FOR INT'L AFFAIRS -- COBURN, ALSO CALIENDO 
USDOC FOR 1000/OC/ 
USDOC FOR 4520/ITA/IEP/ONE 
USDOC FOR 4530/ITA/MAC/ONE/DGUGLIELMI 
4500/ITA/MAC/DAS/WILLIAMSON 
3131/CS/OIO/ANESA 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL 03/19/08 
TAGS: EPET PGOV BEXP ENRG ECON EINV TC
SUBJECT: (C) WESTERN OIL EXEC CLARIFIES COMMENTS REGARDING 
UAE OIL PRODUCTION 
 
REF A: ABU DHABI 1086 REF B: ABU DHABI 1289 
 
¶1.  (U) Classified by Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba, for 
reasons 1.5 (B) and (D). 
 
¶2.  (C/NF) A western oil executive previously commented to 
Econchief that the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is 
producing about 10 percent or 200,000 barrels per day (b/d) 
over its current OPEC quota of 2.138 million barrels per 
day (mmb/d) (ref A).  The western oil exec clarified on March 
19 that the above-mentioned overproduction also includes an 
approximate 120,000-150,000 b/d of oil from Dubai. 
 
¶3.  (S/NF) Comment: This tracks well with ADNOC officials' 
disclosure this week that Abu Dhabi is producing 2.2 mmb/d 
(ref B), which combined with Dubai's production indicates that 
the UAE is over-producing its quota by about 200,000 barrels 
per day. OPEC's production quota for the UAE encompasses output 
from both Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  However, as Dubai was not a 
member of OPEC at the time of the UAE's federation (1971) -- 
and because Abu Dhabi production is so much larger than Dubai's 
-- it has long been the policy here that Dubai will produce as 
much oil as it can, with Abu Dhabi filling the rest of the UAE's 
quota. 
 
Wahba