Kuwait has begun increasing oil production -KUNA

The minister said Kuwait's plans to increase output includes production from the shared zone with Saudi Arabia

  
Image used for illustrative purposes. Oil rig workers work on the ChevronTexaco drilling platform January 15, 2003 near the Saudi Arabian border, Kuwait.

Image used for illustrative purposes. Oil rig workers work on the ChevronTexaco drilling platform January 15, 2003 near the Saudi Arabian border, Kuwait.

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DUBAI- Kuwait has begun to increase its crude production in accordance with an agreement reached by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, a group known as OPEC+, Oil Minister Mohammad al-Fares said on Thursday.

The minister, cited by the state news agency KUNA, said Kuwait's plans to increase output includes production from the shared zone with Saudi Arabia.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; editing by Jason Neely) ((maher.chmaytelli@thomsonreuters.com;))