RUSSIA'S OIL AND GAS PROBLEMS CONTINUE TO RIPPLE THROUGH ECONOMY

Moscow has disclosed official figures showing a disastrous setback in Russia's petroleum industry production and in the nation's overall economic activity during the first 9 months of 1992. Crude and condensate flow fell about 1.3 million b/d from the same 1991 period. This indicates average Russian oil production during January-September was only about 8.1 million b/d, compared with 9.4 million b/d in the first three quarters of 1991.

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