Moscow, May 17 - Neftegaz.RU. In the 1st quarter of 2018 LUKOIL's gas production was 8.0 billion cubic meters, which was 24% higher year-on-year and flat quarter-on-quarter in average daily terms.
The main driver of gas production growth was the successful development of projects in Uzbekistan. In the 1st quarter of 2018 gas production at Kandym and Gissar projects doubled year-on-year to 2.9 billion cubic meters due to the launch of new gas treatment facilities.
Refinery throughput at the LUKOIL's refineries in the 1st quarter of 2018 amounted to 16.1 million tonnes. Refinery throughput in Russia increased by 1.4% year-on-year to 10.7 million tonnes mainly due to the increased throughput at Volgograd refinery.
The year-on-year dynamics of the refinery throughput in Europe was driven by the maintenance works at refineries in Bulgaria and Italy in the 1st quarter of 2018. A quarter-on-quarter reduction of the refinery throughput was mainly driven by the maintenance works at refineries.