Consolidated incomes of the enterprises of the fuel and energy sector was 255bn rubles (about $8bn) in Russia last year, Energy Minister Igor Yusufov declared at today's meeting of the Board of the Energy Ministry devoted to the 2002 results. At the same time the share of unprofitable enterprises grew by 53 percent in 2002, compared to 2001. At the same time the share of unprofitable coal producing enterprises was 63.2 percent and in the energy sector some 57.8 percent.
In June, the Baltic States will hold BALTOPS and Saber Strike 2018 drills. A US Armored Brigade will be deployed in Europe for the purpose - no less than 4,000 soldiers
The import of liquefied natural gas from the United States will not grow, even if Germany exits the Nord Stream-2 project, German Minister of Economy and Energy Peter Altmeier said