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Kuwait to Resume Oil Output by March in Area Shared With Saudis

  • Countries to start pumping again at Wafra field: Oil Minister
  • Wafra halted in 2015; no date yet for restart at Khafji field
Khaled al-Fadhel 

Khaled al-Fadhel 

Photographer: YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images

Kuwait plans to restart oil production by March at the Wafra field that it shares with Saudi Arabia, more than four years after the neighbors halted output.

Wafra has been shut since May 2015, due to a dispute over Saudi Arabia’s renewal of Chevron Corp.’s concession there. The field will resume pumping by March, Kuwaiti Oil Minister Khaled Al-Fadhel said Wednesday by phone.