|2019-11-22 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
李峻 编译自 全球石油新闻
Russia wants condensate excluded from OPEC deal
Russian energy minister Alexander Novak said Wednesday he wants new volumes of gas condensate to be excluded from Russia's quota as part of its oil output pact with OPEC.
Novak's remarks come as Russia's output of condensate -- a potentially high-value petroleum liquid -- is expected to grow strongly in coming years as it expands its output of liquefied natural gas from new giant projects in the Arctic Circle.
"We are trying to reach the target level [in November]," Novak told reporters. "There are certain nuances that have an effect during the winter season. Nevertheless our companies took responsibility and are trying to fully comply."
"The start of operation of new gas fields also increases gas and gas condensate output. We think that gas condensate shouldn't be included in the total volume of production," he said.
"We think this should be discussed with our partners, since gas condensate is not being exported, we think it shouldn't be included," Novak added, when asked if rising gas condensate levels would affect compliance with the deal.
Under the current OPEC+ agreement, Russia committed to cut around 230,000 b/d from its October 2018 crude and condensate output of 11.42 million b/d. Condensate output was previously an issue of friction between Qatar and its former partners within OPEC before the gas-rich Gulf sheikhdom decided to leave the cartel.