Rosstat: gas production in Russia for 9 months has decreased on 5,3%

Rosstat: gas production in Russia for 9 months has decreased on 5,3%


According to the report of Rosstat gas production in Russia decreased to 389,5 billion cubic meters. Earlier the Ministry of economic development lowered its forecast for gas production in Russia in 2015 to 626 billion cubic meters.

MOSCOW, 19 Oct. Gas production in Russia in January-September 2015 fell by 5.3% compared with the same period last year — up 389,5 billion cubic meters, the report of Rosstat.

In September gas production in Russia increased by 4.1% compared with September of last year and amounted to 41.5 billion cubic meters. In comparison with August 2015, the increase amounted to 10.5%.

The head of “Gazprom” Alexei Miller announced in early October that the volume of exports of “Gazprom” in the far abroad in the third quarter increased 23% to 41.4 billion cubic meters, while in September, according to preliminary data, the company increased such exports by 24% to 13.3 billion cubic meters of gas.

The Ministry of economic development in July lowered its forecast for gas production in Russia in 2015 to 626 billion cubic metres, gas production by Gazprom group is projected to be $ 414 billion cubic meters. In 2014, gas production in Russia amounted to 640,3 billion cubic meters, of which 444 billion cubic meters fell on the share of “Gazprom”. In 2013 Russia produced 668,024 billion cubic meters of gas.