UPDATE 1-Russia's Sept oil output at new high of 10.41 mln bpd
* September oil output at 10.41 mln bpd vs 10.38 mln bpd in August
* Gas output in September rose 15 percent to 1.67 bcm (Adds detail)
MOSCOW, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Russia's oil output, the world's largest, edged up 0.3 percent in September compared with August to reach a new post-Soviet high of 10.41 million barrels per day (bpd) on the back of oil price increases, Energy Ministry data showed on Tuesday.
In tonnes, Russia's crude production stood at 42.59 million last month, the ministry said. The country is set to increase oil production this year to 514-515 million tonnes from 511 million tonnes in 2011.
Russia's oil output stayed above the 10 million bpd pumped by Saudi Arabia last month, while total OPEC crude production has fallen in September because of reduced exports from Angola and Nigeria, despite pledges to ramp up output to stem price rises.
Prices for Brent blend stayed above $112 per barrel, a level seen as unbearably high by the oil-consuming countries where economies have been suffering from expensive commodities.
Russia and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are keen to bolster their ties in the face of increased oil price volatility.
Russia's daily gas production jumped 15 percent, month-on-month, to 1.67 billion cubic metres (bcm), due to a spike in seasonal demand.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)
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