UPDATE 1-Russia's Lukoil reacts to Doha deal "calmly", plans stable oil output in 2016

martes 16 de febrero de 2016 11:38 GYT

* Lukoil pumps average 1.7 mln bpd in Russia, faces decline

* Overall Russian output seen stable, commitment not hard-govt

* Higher taxes to prevent output from rising - Deputy PM (Adds details, quotes, background)

By Olesya Astakhova

BUDYONNOVSK, Russia, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Lukoil, Russia's No.2 oil producer, reacted "calmly" to an agreement reached between some of the world's top oil nations in Doha as the firm planned to stabilise its oil output this year in any case, its Chief Executive Vagit Alekperov said.

Top oil exporters Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to freeze output but said the deal was contingent on other producers joining in - a major sticking point with Iran absent from the talks and determined to raise production.

Lukoil was was pumping oil at around 1.7 million barrels per day (bpd) in Russia last month and facing a decline.

"The company has planned to stabilise production anyway. So we reacted to this news calmly," Alekperov, the largest private shareholder in the firm, told reporters in Russia's southern city of Budyonnovsk.

Russia was pumping at an average of 10.88 million bpd last month, a fresh post-Soviet high, preliminary data showed earlier this month.   Continuación...