Russia's oil, gas production and export declined

Russia's oil and gas condensate production in January-February 2013 declined by 0.6 percent to 84.124 million tonnes (10.452 million barrels a day) compared to the same period in 2012, the Central Dispatching Department of the Fuel and Energy Complex said in a report.

In February alone, Russia produced 39.939 million tonnes of oil, and average daily oil production was 10.456 million barrels.

Companies with Russian and foreign investments produced 7.207 million tonnes of oil in January-February (3.422 million tonnes in February alone).

Gazprom produced 2.858 million tonnes of oil in January-February (1.387 million tonnes in February), and PSA operators 2.134 million tonnes (1.029 million tonnes).

Meanwhile, Russian oil export to countries outside the CIS for the same period of time amounted to 33.201 million tonnes (4.125 million barrels a day), which is 2.6 percent lower than in the same period in 2012.

In February alone, Russia exported 15.791 million tonnes of oil (4.134 million barrels a day).

In particular, 32.92 million tonnes of oil was exported outside the CIS through the Transneft pipeline system and about 3.86 million tonnes bypassing Transneft.

Russian oil companies reduced exports to CIS countries by 6.5 percent to 4.613 million tonnes in January-February 2013. In particular, oil supplies to Belarus declined by 3 percent to 3.437 million tonnes compared to the same period in 2012, while those to Kazakhstan grew by 77.3 percent to 1.176 million tonnes. No oil was exported to Ukraine in this period.

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