LUKoil sales revenues calculated in accordance with US GAAP amounted to $15.334bn in 2002, which was a 14-percent gain compared to 2001, the company reported. Operating expenses were $2.403bn, against 2.584bn in 2001. EBITDA was $3.569bn last year.
Some $395m were allocated to dividend payments for 2002, compared to $208m in 2001.
Net income of the company amounted to $1.985bn in 2002. Income before taxes was $2.582bn.
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war