Turkmenistan reports on oil output
Turkmenistan 's oil production in the first half of 2002 rose 14 % on the year to 4.3 mm tons, or 173,000 bpd of oil, the State Statistics and Information Institute said. Natural gas production in the same period rose 9 % on the year to 27.9 bn cm, the institute said. Turkmenistan exported 20.4 bn cm of gas in the first six months, up 11 % on the corresponding period last year.
Oil refining was up 6 % to 2.7 mm tons, or 108,000 bpd, in the Jan-June period, the Institute said. The biggest rise in refined products was in gasoline production, up 60 % on the year to 787,100 tons. Jet fuel output increased by 7 % to 196,100 tons.
Liquefied gas production in the first half of 2002 increased fivefold on the year to 98,000 tons. Turkmenistan began producing polypropylene in January at the Turkmenbashi refinery, and 21,900 tons were produced in the first six months.