CORRECT: Ivory Coast Aims to Have 8 Oil Wells by End of Year

(Corrects year in headline of story published yesterday.)

West African nation wants to increase crude exploration * Crude output dropped 9% to ~30,000 b/d * 4 wells currently in operation * Government spokesman Bruno Kone comments in commercial capital, Abidjan * NOTE: In March, Finance Ministry forecast total 2012 oil output of 9.4m bbl

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