Oman’s crude output dropped 4.1 per cent in June compared with the previous month, according to the non-Opec member’s Energy Ministry.

The sultanate produced an average of 923,339 barrels a day (b/d) of crude and condensates in June, down from 931,955 b/d in May, while total exported crude rose 9.2 per cent to 777,483 b/d.

Oman exports most of its crude to Asia, with 49 per cent of its export heading to the Chinese market in June.

In May, Oman’s Oil and Gas Ministry said crude and condensates production rose 4.9 per cent to reach the country’s highest output in nine years.