Production from the Saudi-Kuwaiti Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ) has ramped up sharply and now appears to be around 100,000 b/d. Kuwait had targeted that landmark by the end of April, and it looks to be mission accomplished.

All PNZ output is currently from the offshore Khafji field, which restarted in February after having been shut-in since 2014 (MEES, 28 February). The first exports of Khafji crude oil (28.5°API, 2.85% sulfur) were then made in early April (MEES, 10 April). (CONTINUED - 337 WORDS)