The consolidated revenues of LUKoil under US GAAP gained 42.8 percent to $14.6bn in the first half of 2004 against the corresponding period in 2003, the company stated in an official report. The company's operational expenses decreased 2 percent to $1.33bn. Transportation expenses gained 47.3 percent to $1.38bn. Income before the income tax reached $2.4bn, which was a 9-percent decrease against the first half of 2003. The net income of the company lost 28 percent to $1.646bn in the reported period.
After it turned out that Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov included the Fonbet betting company in the list of backbone enterprises that can count on state support, everyone started talking about these bookmakers.