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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ukraine Energy Falters

KIEV -- Ukraine's output of crude oil and gas condensate totaled 3.791 million metric tons last year, a 2.7 percent decline from the 1998 level, the State Statistics Committee said Wednesday.

It said the ex-Soviet state produced 18 billion cubic meters of natural gas, a 0.5 percent growth comparedwith 1998.

Ukraine, with a population of 50 million, consumes annually around 25 million tons of oil and some 70 bcm of natural gas. It imports most of its energy resources from neighboring Russia.