Uzbekistan reduces liquid hydrocarbon production in first quarter of 2013
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, April 17 / Trend D. Azizov
Uzbekistan reduced the volume of liquid hydrocarbons (oil, including gas condensate) by 12.6 per cent to 739,500 tons in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, a source in government circles told Trend on Wednesday.
In particular, oil production decreased by 19.8 per cent up to 345,200 tons and gas condensate production by 5.3 per cent up to 394,300 tons.
Natural gas production decreased 9.5 per cent to 14.704 billion cubic meters.
According to the source, petrol production decreased by 0.6 per cent to 272,700 tons, kerosene by 23.4 per cent to 67,200 tons and fuel oil by 19.7 per cent to 56,300 tons in the first three months of 2013.
Diesel fuel production increased by 16.1 per cent-up to 266,800 tons and oil bitumen by 4.9 per cent up to 36,100 tons in Uzbekistan in the first quarter.
The production of liquefied hydrocarbon gases increased by 29.2 per cent to 91,300 tons.
It was reported that Uzbekistan reduced the production of liquid hydrocarbons by 11.6 per cent up to 3.165 million tons in 2012 compared to 2011. In particular, oil production declined by 17.4 per cent to 1.561 million tons, gas condensate by 5.6 per cent (up to 1.604 million tons). Natural gas production reduced by 0.2 per cent up to 62.911 billion cubic meters in 2012.