(Repeats Sept 30 story, no changes to text)
* OPEC supply rises by 70,000 bpd to 33.60 million bpd
* Output 600,000 bpd above top of new planned output range
* Saudi output eases, still close to record
* After big post-sanctions rise, no further gain in Iran
By Alex Lawler
LONDON, Sept 30 OPEC's oil output is likely to
reach its highest in recent history in September, a Reuters
survey found on Friday, as Iraq boosted northern exports and
Libya reopened some of its main oil terminals.
The increase comes despite lower output in top exporter
Saudi Arabia and this week's agreement by the Organization of
the Petroleum Exporting Countries in Algeria to limit supply to
support prices, its first such decision since 2008.
Supply from OPEC has risen to 33.60 million barrels per day
(bpd) in September from a revised 33.53 million bpd in August,
according to the survey based on shipping data and information
from industry sources.
The rise in output could add to scepticism about OPEC's
ability to allocate its new production target of between 32.50
million and 33 million bpd, a task ministers left until a
meeting in November. Oil rallied towards $50 a barrel on
Thursday but was trading near $49 on Friday.
"The agreement still leaves hard and difficult negotiations
for the individual caps to be set," said Bjarne Schieldrop,
chief commodities analyst at SEB.
"Now, with an OPEC curb on the cards for the first time in
eight years, Brent crude is not even able to lift above $50. At
least not yet."
Supply has risen since OPEC in 2014 dropped its historic
role of fixing output to prop up prices as Saudi Arabia, Iraq
and Iran pumped more. Production has also climbed due to the
return of Indonesia in 2015 and Gabon in July as members.
The membership changes have skewed historical comparisons.
September's supply from OPEC excluding Gabon and Indonesia, at
32.65 million bpd, is the highest in Reuters survey records
starting in 1997.
In September, the increase was led by Iraq and Libya. Iraqi
state oil firm SOMO and Iraq's semi-autonomous region of
Kurdistan began jointly exporting crude from the Kirkuk oilfield
again. This lifted Iraqi supply to market to 4.43 million bpd in
September, according to the survey.
In Libya, the National Oil Corporation opened three
previously blockaded ports, allowing AGOCO, an NOC subsidiary
that operates mainly in eastern Libya, to boost output.
Supply in Saudi Arabia has edged down from the record high
reached earlier in the summer, sources in the survey said.
Supply in Iran, OPEC's fastest source of production growth
earlier this year after the lifting of Western sanctions, has
held steady this month as output nears the pre-sanctions rate.
Iran is seeking investment to boost supply further.
Angolan output slipped because the Plutonio field was shut
for part of the month.
There was no sign yet of higher supply from Nigeria, where
attacks on oil installations have cut output. Supply should rise
in October if efforts for a restart of Qua Iboe and Forcados
crude exports come to fruition.
The Reuters survey is based on shipping data provided by
external sources, Thomson Reuters flows data, and information
provided by sources at oil companies, OPEC and consulting firms.
(Reporting by Alex Lawler; Editing by Susan Thomas)