Russia has increased its oil product exports by 7 percent to 16.939m tons worth $3.484bn in the first quarter of 2003, compared to the corresponding period of 2002, the State Customs Committee reported. Some 16.427m tons of oil products totaling $3.389bn were exported outside the CIS and 512,600 tons worth $97.2m were exported to the CIS.
Gasoline exports in the reported period were 1.034m tons worth $242.9m, including 917,500 tons worth $224.3m outside the CIS, which was a 48 percent increase.
Diesel fuel exports were 7.537m tons totaling $1.875bn in the first three months of 2003. Furnace oil exports amounted to 6.596m tons worth $918.8m in the reported period.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year