Exports of natural gas were up 9% to 22.2 bcm. Production of liquefied gas increased 12% to 109,900 tons.
Throughput at Turkmenbashi and Seidinsky oil refineries, which are structural subdivisions of Turkmenneftegaz, amounted to 3.2 million tons of oil, up 20% year-on-year. Production of polypropylene increased 48%, while diesel production was up 37% and gasoline - 21%.
As reported earlier, Turkmenistan plans to increase gas production 26% year-on-year to amount to 67.58 bcm of natural and associated gas in 2003. It is also planned to significantly increase oil production - 50% to 13.5 million tons.
Oil production in Turkmenistan in the first quarter 2003 increased 12% year-on-year to 2.3 million tons, with natural gas production up 10% to 18.3 bcm.
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