Russian gas exports rise

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Russian gas giant Gazprom has increased exports of natural gas to many countries including Turkey from January through August.

According to Gazprom Export’s preliminary data, from January, 1st to August, 15th, Gazprom extracted 283,8 bcm of gas, 19.8% more than in the first seven and a half months of 2016.

The export of the Russian gas to the far abroad countries in this period amounted to 118,3 bcm, which is 12.7 bcm more compared to the same period of the last year.

For example, the supplies to Germany increased by 14.5% while deliveries to Austria rose 66.7%. Gazprom’s gas deliveries to Slovakia increased 28% while those rose 27.9% to Turkey.

Gazprom has also set a record of the daily utilization of transport gas exports capacities in the history of the company for August. These values amounted to 586.5 mcm, according to Gazprom Export.

This is also significantly higher than the maximum daily load in winter 2015/2016 which was 539 mcm, it said.

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