Tyumen Oil Company (TNK) plans to increase its production by 3 percent in 2002 and by 10 percent in 2006 compared to 2001, Viktor Vekselberg, head of Siberian-Ural Aluminum Company (SUAL), declared at a press conference devoted to investment plans of SUAL and TNK. As it was earlier reported TNK produced 26.474m tons of oil in 2001. Gas production amounted to 2.599bn cubic meters. Some 423 new wells were brought into production and they produced 1.3m tons of oil in 2001. The company is exploring 18 fields.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a possibility of a real revolution that may happen in world economy in the coming years to put an end to the monopoly of large Western banks