In September 2002, the Sibneft oil company processed 1.557 million tons of oil, which was 38.4 percent more than in the corresponding period of 2001. As the press service of the company reported, the Omsk refinery processed 1.170 million tons of oil, gaining 4 percent as compared to September 2001. The Moscow refinery processed 387,800 tons of oil. The company's production of gasoline increased by 37.5 percent in the reported period and reached 363,200 tons, including 275,800 tons at the Omsk refinery and 87,300 tons at the Moscow refinery.
Sibneft produced 502,600 tons of diesel fuel this September, increasing this figure by 34.2 percent against September 2001. In this amount, the Omsk refinery produced 401,600 tons; the Moscow refinery's output was 100,900 tons.
Fuel oil production gained 12.4 percent and reached 229,800 tons, including 134,100 tons at the Omsk refinery and 95,700 tons at the Moscow refinery.
Military expert Vladimir Orlov expressed the opinion that the Pentagon is preparing to strike at least four Russian regions.