For the Record

Nord Gold, Russia's third largest gold miner, said Friday that net profit for 2012 fell 70 percent to $75.98 million compared with the previous year, citing increased costs and mechanical issues which affected production. (Reuters)

BP's output at Azerbaijan's Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) fields was down 7 percent in 2012, it said, showing a faster fall than that of total Azeri production in a trend that has drawn criticism from the Azeri president. (Reuters)