Iraq’s oil ministry said the country produced an average total of 4.36 million b/d of crude oil in January, down just 2,000 b/d from December, and putting it just above its OPEC cut obligations, the latest data from the oil ministry showed last week. Federally owned oil companies produced a total of 4.224 million b/d, with North Oil Co. contributing 169,000 b/d, another 207,000 b/d from Midland Oil Co., 460,000 b/d from Missan Oil Co. and 181,000 b/d from Dhi-Qar Oil Co. The largest contribution came from Basra Oil Co. at 3.207 million b/d, the data showed. The new data also includes production from the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government, which the oil ministry estimated at just 136,000 b/d. The country total of 4.360 million b/d is just 0.23% above Iraq’s OPEC allocation of 4.350 million b/d. OPEC’s secondary source estimates, which include S&P Global Platts, put January production at […]