The MAYOR raised its forecast for the average price of gas export to foreign countries

MOSCOW, 24 Oct.Prime. Federal Ministry of economic development raised its forecast for the average price of gas export from Russia to far abroad in 2016 to $ 199 per thousand cubic meters, to the final socio-economic forecast, submitted to the Duma together with the budget in 2016.

In early October, the Department predicted the average price of Russian gas to the far abroad in 2016 at the level of 179 dollars per thousand cubic meters. Earlier, according to Finance Minister Anton Siluanov became known that the government in the draft budget for 2016 has increased the revenues and the cost of 161 billion rubles compared to the previously approved due to a change in forecast oil and gas production, and sets prices for gas.

In 2015, the Agency predicts this figure at $ 250, 204 2017, and in 2018 214 dollars.

Thus srednekontraktnyh gas prices, including the CIS countries, in 2015 will be, according to the MAYOR, 228 dollars per thousand cubic meters in 2016 and $ 168 in 2017 154 of the dollar in 2018, $ 150.

Gas exports in 2015-2018, according to the forecast of the Ministry, will amount to 170.2, 174,7, and 184 of 178.4 billion cubic meters, respectively, versus 174,2 billion in 2014.

Gas production in 2015 is projected at 626 billion cubic meters in 2016 — 635 billion in 2017 642 billion in 2018 655 billion cubic meters.