Despite an OPEC quota, output is rising. Iraq increased crude output in May by about 234,000 barrels per day (bpd), reversing a months-long trend of production cuts to meet OPEC requirements. The federal government and the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) together produced about 4.858 million bpd in May, up 5 percent from the previous month’s production of 4.624 million bpd , according to an Iraq Oil Report analysis based on data gathered from the country‚Äôs producing fields. *