SOVIET FUEL OUTPUT SHOWS FIRST DECLINE OF POSTWAR YEARS

Soviet primary fuel production, including oil, gas, and coal, fell in 1989 for the first year since the end of World War 11. Oil and coal production declined, more than offsetting a smaller than expected increase in gas flow. Outlook for a substantial rebound in oil production during 1990 is not good. Moscow officials say they will be satisfied if crude and condensate flow stabilizes at last year's level. Soviet gas production most likely will rise through the 1990's. But yearly gains

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