#21 - JRL 7004
Russia achieves 10-year oil production record in 2002
MOSCOW. Jan 4 (Interfax) - Production of oil and gas condensate in Russia in 2002 amounted to 379.63 million tonnes, up 9% from 2001 and the highest production result since 1992.
The Energy Ministry said that most oil last year was produced by Lukoil - 75.49 million tonnes, Yukos - 69.88 million tonnes, Surgutneftegaz - 49.2 million tonnes, Tyumen Oil Company - 37.5 million tonnes, and Sibneft - 26.32 million tonnes.
Oil exports to outside the CIS through the Transneft system (including transit) amounted to 151.728 million tonnes in 2001, up 4.5% year-on-year.
Lukoil exported 25.85 million tonnes of oil to outside the CIS through the Transneft system last year, followed by Yukos - 25.62 million tonnes, Surgutneftegaz - 17.45 million tonnes, TNK - 14.75 million tonnes and Sibneft - 10.49 million tonnes.
Gas production in Russia in 2002 increased 2.4% year-on-year to amount to 595.3 bcm, of which Gazprom accounted for 523.79 bcm.