» April 2002
The APRIL 2002 issue of EASTERN BLOC ENERGY includes the following articles:

Reform of the Russian oil industry. The article has data on prices and taxes, and and a survey of legislation since 1990. Tax policy is discussed with an outline of the changes introduced by the new Tax Codex at the beginning of this year.

Gas project in Eastern Siberia and the Far East

The Ministry of Energy has considered a programme for the development of Kovykta and other gas fields in Irkutsk Province and the Republic of Yakutiya.

Russian coal

The Russian Government is to close uneconomic coal mines with capacity of 60 mn t/yr. To meet the 2020 plan target, 200 mn t/yr of new capacity must be added.

Russian electricity

The official plan for the development of the electricity industry to 2020 is surveyed.

Pipeline tariffs

Details of new pipeline tariffs for the subsidiaries of Transneft are published.

Rosneft and Yakut coal

Details of Rosnefts interest in developing coal mines in Yakutiya so as to free Sakhalin oil for export.

Gazprom reorganisation

Moree staff changes at Gazprom as departments are merged.

Decree on oil reserves

New decree confirms oil reserves as State Secret.

CIS oil shipments in March

Another huge rise in CIS oil and prodsuct exports confirms that Russians are cheating on OPEC pledge.

Lukoil Vysotsk terminal

Oil pipeline to Far East

Pipeline from Angarsk to Nakhodka will boost exports to Japan, China, Korea.

Russian oil refining in Jan-Feb

Data on throughput and output by major at Russian refineries.

Komsomolsk refinery modernisation.

Bosanski Brod refinery

Bosnian oil refinery discusses oil supply deal with TNK.

INA of Croatia to be privatised. Will expand Adria pipeline capacity for export of Russian oil.

PKN Orlen in 2001

Polish oil refining company plans for big increase in investment.

Rompetrol buying Azerbaidzhan oil.

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