┬áSaudi Arabia intends to raise crude production in the coming months to meet mounting customer demand, energy minister Khalid al-Falih said Sunday, rejecting criticism from US President Donald Trump that OPEC was conspiring to keep prices elevated. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now September output from the kingdom is already higher than August’s level of about 10.4 million b/d, Falih said at a meeting of an OPEC/non-OPEC monitoring committee, though he did not provide a specific figure. “October will be even higher,” he told reporters. But he stressed that Saudi Arabia’s production levels were dictated by customer demand, not to influence prices. “We have seen higher demand in October,” Falih said. Saudi Arabia in June had signaled its intent to pump as high as 10.8 million or even 11 million b/d, under OPEC’s agreement with Russia and nine other non-OPEC producers […]