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Iran orders 500,000 bpd oil production increase

The increase was in line with previous announcements made by the Islamic Republic's oil ministry

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Iran on Monday ordered as planned an increase in its oil production of 500,000 barrels per day following the lifting of sanctions under its nuclear deal with world powers.

“With the removal of sanctions, Iran is ready to increase production by 500,000 bpd and today this order was issued,” Rokneddin Javadi, the head of the National Iranian Oil Company and the deputy oil minister, said in a statement.