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Polyplastic presents its results for Q1 2016

Despite common stagnation of the car building, household appliance and construction markets, Polyplastic NPP is still the leader in the sector and is able to increase the results in these spheres. The financial results for Q1 2016 have been accomplished in accordance with the business plan admitted by the Board of Directors.

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In Q1, 2016, Russia increased oil production by 3%

In the first quarter of 2016, Russia increased the oil production by 3% as compared to the same period in 2015 to 135.424 million tons, the Central Dispatch Department of the Fuel and Energy Sector reported on April 2, 2016.
In addition to the production, in the first3 months, the oil export increased by 3.8% to 62.652 million tons. The oil export through the Transneft’s system to the non-CIS countries increased by 2.5% to 48.902 million tons.

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Oil extraction in Russia rose by 5.3% to 43 mln tons in February

​Oil extraction in Russia rose by 5.3% to 43.064 mln tons in February 2016 against Feb 2015, the Central Dispatch Management of the Fuel and Energy sector reports.
Bashneft stayed the leader on the growth of oil extraction in February. The extraction made up 1.643 mln tons, by 11.4% more than in Feb 2015.
The extraction growth in February was also shown by Gazprom Neft – by 7.8% to 4.43 mln tons, Surgutneftegas – by 3% to 4.867 mln tons, Tatneft – by 8.4% to 2.213 mln tons.
Rosneft and Lukoil managed to increase the extraction (Rosneft by 2.9% to 15.828 mln tons, Lukoil- 0.1% to 6.673 mln tons), in January they reduced the extraction results.

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Putin urges to stop using the dollar in the calculations within Russia.

Today at a meeting of the Presidential Commission on Energy the state and prospects of the oil, gas and coal industries were discussed. The head of state demanded the  stopping of the  use of foreign currency in the internal calculations and asked about entry to new energy markets. We could not allow a pause in investment  and should approach tax matters in this field carefully, he added.
"In recent years Russian fuel and energy sector has gained a good pace", - Vladimir Putin stated. Mostly thanks to the the decisons made in previous years, among which are the benefits of the development of fields in East Siberia and the shelf, the stimulation of deep oil refining and the production of high-quality motor fuels. New reserves were discovered, including the Arctic shelf. For example, the Kara oil and gas province.
"Russia is among the world leaders in oil and gas production", - the President stressed. In 2014 it produced 527 million tons of oil - slightly less than Saudi Arabia, and slightly more than the United States. Natural gas production was 578 billion cubic meters.

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Gazprom has attracted OMK, TMK and ChTPZ to gas motor fuel market development

​Gazprom’s head A. Miller and heads of OMK, TMK and ChTPZ signed memorandums in the sphere of gas use as motor fuel.
The main goals of cooperation of the parties are the turning of the equipment park of the pipe companies and their affiliates for natural gas as well as forming of favorable conditions for the development of the gas motor fuel market in Russia.
Pipe producers submit Gazprom the information on the plans of turning the equipment for gas and purchase of new gas motor fuel equipment. Gazprom will primarily inform its partners on the plans of expansion of gas infrastructure in the regions of activity of the pipe companies, and in case of necessity, correct these plans.
The parties agreed on the development and joint realization of the program of implementation of gas motor equipment, joint participation in similar sectoral and regional programs.

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In January-June, export of plastic products in Russia grew by 15.4%

According to customs statistics, in January-June 2015, foreign trade turnover of Russia made up $270.7 billion and it decreased by 32.6% in comparison with January-June 2014. The trade balance showed a surplus of $95.3 billion, which is by 16.7 billion less than in January-June 2014.
In January-June 2015, the export of Russia amounted to $183.0 billion, decreased by 28.8% as compared with January-June 2014. In January-June 2015, the basis of the Russian export to the non-CIS countries was fuel and energy products, the share of which in the commodity structure of the export to these countries amounted to 68.1% (in January-June 2014 - 75.3%).
In January-June 2015, the cost volume of energy products decreased by 34.5% as compared with January-June 2014, and the physical - increased by 10.3%. Among the energy goods the volume of exports of crude oil increased by 11.5%, electricity - by 25.0%, oil products - by 20.2%, including: kerosene - by 39.3%, diesel fuel - 18.0%, liquid fuels - by 23.5%. At the same time, the export volume of natural gas was reduced by 4.1%, coal - by 1.2%.

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Production of oil products in Tajikistan decreases by almost 53%

In the first seven months of the current year, the volume of the mining industry in Tajikistan increased due to the mining of coal - by 18.3%, lignite - 5.5%, oil - by 2.8%, gas - 1.6 times, non-metallic materials – by 28.1%.

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In January-July, industrial production in Kazakhstan grew by 0.2%

In January-July, the volume of industrial production in Kazakhstan increased by 0.2% as compared with the corresponding period of 2014, the KazTAG reports, referring to Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy.

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Alrosa puts up unfinished refinery in Mirny for auction

Alrosa, which share is a quarter of all diamonds, produced in the world, has decided to sell its non-core asset. The company put up for sale facilities of unfinished refinery in Mirny in Yakutia, the Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.
According to the notice, published in the Rossiyskaya Gazeta, facilities of unfinished construction (degree of readiness is 70%) and real estate were put up for sale. The whole complex is located on a site, rent by Alrosa till October 2032. The site is located 11.5 kilometers from the town of Mirny (Yakutia).

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JSC "Uralkhimmash" ships flash towers for OJSC "Tatneft".

OJSC "Tatneft" (Nizhnekamsk) is the equipment buyer. Flash tower 1500C0002 is part of the kerosene and diesel fuels hydrotreatment equipment.
The main material of the equipment construction is steel SA 516 Gr.60. The machine weights 79 tons, the column has a variable diameter of 1.3/2.4 meters, the height of the apparatus - 42 meters, the main wall thickness - 30 mm. The operating pressure is 0.823 MPa.

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