REDUCED SUPPLY OF SOVIET OIL HITS CUBAN ECONOMY

Cuba reports it received one third less oil from the former U.S.S.R. during the first 10 months of 1991 than in the same 1990 period. The official government newspaper Granma reports the Soviets promised to deliver 10 million metric tons of crude (200,000 b/d) in 1991--3.3 million tons (66,000 b/d) less than 1990. But Cuba complains it received 540,000 tons less oil than promised through October and was shorted another 280,000 tons in November.

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