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ENERGY

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Saudis Boosts Oil Production: Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest petroleum exporter, has boosted crude output to build up stocks because it expects higher winter demand and lower Soviet production, Persian Gulf industry sources say. Estimates for wellhead production during most of August varied between 8.35 million to 8.6 million barrels per day, well above the Saudi’s third-quarter sales quota of 8 million barrels set by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.


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