RUSSIA GRAPPLES WITH NEW TARIFFS, OIL/GAS LAW

Some Soviet republics that consume more oil and gas than they produce are trying to obtain a hefty share of the hard currency profits earned from hydrocarbon exports by the Russian Federation. But Russia, a much bigger oil and gas producer than the rest of the U.S.S.R. combined, is ready to counter efforts to place a stiff surcharge on Russian hydrocarbons that must cross the territory of other Soviet republics to reach foreign customers. Meantime, Russian and U.S. legal experts are drafting

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