REFILE-Russia’s 2016 oil output seen rising 2.5 pct to 547.5 mln T

(Adds dropped words to par 2 ‘non-OPEC members’)

MOSCOW Dec 21 (Reuters) – Russia’s oil output in 2016 is
expected to total 547.5 million tonnes, a 2.5 percent increase
from the previous year, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told
reporters late on Tuesday.

Novak also suggested that a meeting of a committee of OPEC
and non-OPEC members to monitor the implementation of oil
production cuts could take place in January.

The committee includes Russia, Oman, Algeria, Venezuela and
Kuwait. Novak said he had not yet received proposals from these
countries on when to meet.

(Reporting by Olesya Astakhova and Katya Golubkova, writing by
Denis Pinchuk, editing by Peter Hobson)

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