Kuwait's current refinery production was between 510,000 and 520,000 barrels per day (bpd) on the second day of a strike by Kuwaiti oil workers, an official from state refiner Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) said on Monday.
Khaled Al Asousi, KNPC's deputy chief executive for support services, gave the updated figures. On Sunday, refinery production was around 520,000 bpd, down from 930,000 bpd before the strike began.
Thousands of Kuwaiti oil and gas workers are striking to protest against a government plan for public sector pay reforms, although non-Kuwaiti workers in the industry are not on strike. A three-day strike ended on Tuesday.
Kuwait Oil Co spokesman Saad Al-Azmi said on Sunday that his company had cut crude oil output to 1.1 million bpd from its normal level of about 3 million bpd.