SOVIET OIL MARKET INCREASINGLY CHAOTIC

The U.S.S.R.'s oil market is facing chaos as the nation's increasingly independent republics "prepare for economic war over petroleum," the Moscow business publication Kommersant reported. Russian republic refineries could find themselves in a crisis very soon, the newspaper predicted. It explained that refineries in the Ukraine and the Baltic area have far more processing capacity than regional crude production "and are ready to bid three times as much for oil than presently" on

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