It produced about 11.21 million barrels per day, an increase of 140,000 from a month earlier, according to Bloomberg calculations based on the ministry's data.
US crude loadings for South Korea have been rising since July and arrivals are expected to reach 6 million barrels in each of September and October, the highest ever, according to the sources and trade flow data on Thomson Reuters Eikon.
Crude oil production from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries increased last month as Saudi Arabia pumped near-record volumes to make good on a pledge to consumers that demand would be met.
Price differentials for the medium-sour Mars grade to Dubai quotes on arrival in North Asia have fallen to 50 cents to $1 a barrel, down from indications of $1-$1.50 at the start of July, partly as China avoided US crude due to potential import tariffs.
Fears that Chinese demand could taper fueled the pullback on Friday after state oil major Sinopec cut its purchases of US crude.
The market's expectation was 2.8 million barrels of crude oil draw.
Oil prices strengthened Thursday, turning higher after traders saw an industry report suggesting US crude stockpiles would soon begin to decline again after a surprise rise in the latest week.
"Crude is holding up with the perspective of reduced Iranian output, but at the same time weighed down by indications of increased OPEC and Russian production for July", Harry Tchilinguirian, senior oil analyst at BNP Paribas said.
Stocks at the key Cushing storage hub in Oklahoma fell by 1.3-million barrels, the lowest level since October 2014, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of an global nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on Iran has angered Tehran.
Oil prices are also being pressured by concern that global trade tensions could crimp economic growth.
Trump has turned up pressure on China for trade concessions by proposing a higher 25% tariff on $200 billion of Chinese imports and China has said it will retaliate.
At a June 22 meeting, OPEC agreed to boost output by returning to 100 percent compliance with oil output cuts that took effect in January 2017, after months of underproduction by countries including Venezuela and Angola.
OPEC is set to reveal its July production figures in its closely watched monthly oil market report August 13.
The kingdom's higher supply, along with that from Nigeria and Iraq, pushed up OPEC's total output by 300,000 barrels a day last month.
According to popular tipster Evan Blass , the tech giant will launch the final version of Android P on August 20 . Android P will not have a drastic amount of visual changes like when we saw with the jump from KitKat to Lolipop.
The BlackBerry Evolve featured with vertically placed dual camera sensors and dual-tone LED flash on the back side. The phone also supports wireless charging option and users will get wireless charging adapter in the box package.
While Dominick Cruz may have something to say about that, he has certainly provided ample evidence to support his claim. The luminaries at cageside included Matt Damon, Chris Pratt, Miles Teller, Mickey Rourke and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Indonesian authorities have issued a tsunami warning for the city, as the natural disaster struck with 7.0 magnitude. East and north Bali felt tremors, but so far there have been no travel restrictions put own by the Foreign Office.
Speaking to ESPN , vice-president Jordi Mestre responded when asked if United were interested in the Colombian: "It's top secret". After negotiations now, there has been a breakthrough between the two clubs.
Authorities said concerns about the dam's failure will continue to be a threat until the water levels can safely be lowered. The service says a failure of dam could flood parts of Lynchburg with 17 feet (5 metres) of water in just seven minutes.
The school said in a statement: "The USC School of Cinematic Arts has suspended Lee Moonves from its Board of Councilors". The investigation by the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton will be led by Mary Jo White, a former chair of the U.S.
But, yelling at himself or his coach rather frequently, Murray came all the way back to win and improve to 4-2 in his comeback. Andy Murray worked overtime on the overnight shift in Washington to reach his first tournament quarterfinal since last summer.
Rojo joined United in 2014 following the World Cup and has made a total of 107 appearances with the Red Devils. Chelsea are ready to keep N'Golo Kante out of the hands of Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
But Seagal, star of Under Siege , Above the Law and Hard to Kill has faced criticism for his bromance with the Russian leader. For more than a decade Seagal, who according to his own website is 66, has been a regular visitor to Russian Federation .
Average hourly earnings were up 2.7% year-to-year during the month for production and nonsupervisory employees. The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 per cent from 4 per cent, the Labor Department said Friday.