The SPP gas utility recorded a pre-tax profit of Sk3.9 billion ($85 million) in the first quarter of 2002 on Sk18.7 billion in turnover, a massive improvement on a Sk180 million loss in the same period in 2001. The result came on lower costs through a more stable crown and lower world oil prices, as well as higher revenues from increased market prices and a rise in transit fees.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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14. May 2002 at 10:00