Russia Is Pumping Oil at Its Fastest Pace Since the Soviet Era

  • September output has averaged 11.09 million barrels a day
  • Putin gives command to start Siberia’s East Messoyakha field

Drilling operations in the village of Otrada, Russia.

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Russian oil output rose to a record ahead of talks on supply with Saudi Arabia and other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries next week.

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