Russian oil and gas condensate output increased to 9.8 million barrels per day (MMbbl/d) on Aug. 1-2 from 9.37 MMbbl/d in July as the country eases production curbs under an OPEC+ deal, a source familiar with data said Aug. 3.

The Energy Ministry declined to comment on the data.

OPEC+ producers, which include members of OPEC and allies such as Russia, from Aug. 1 have agreed to slim their output cuts to 7.7 MMbbl/d from 9.7 MMbbl/d.

Russia has said it will increase its crude oil production by 400,000 bbl/d as part of that deal, which does not include output of gas condensate, a light oil. 

Russia usually produces 700,000 to 800,000 bbl/d of gas condensate.

That means that excluding gas condensate, Russia could have produced about 9 million to 9.1 MMbbl/d of crude oil in early August, comparing to a target of about 9 MMbbl/d.