MOSCOW, March 2 (Itar-Tass) —— Gas production in Russia increased by 5.4 percent in February in comparison with the same period of 2011 and reached 60.238 billion cubic meters, the Control Department of the fuel and energy complex (FEC) reports.
Gazprom increased gas production by 4.3 percent to 46.014 billion cubic meters, NOVATEK - - by 8.8 percent to 4.663 billion cubic meters, oil companies - - by 8.8 percent to 5.492 billion cubic meters and independent gas producers - - by 9 percent to 4.068 billion cubic meters.
At the same time, Russia’s gas export in February dropped by 11.5 percent to 20.508 billion cubic meters. Supplies of Russian gas to close foreign countries reduced by one third to 6.1 billion cubic meters, at the same time, supplies to close foreign countries increased by 1.8 percent to 13.083 billion cubic meters.
Russia’s liquefied natural gas export grew by 5.3 to 1.324 billion cubic meters.
Meanwhile, Russia’s gas production in February grew by 4.8 percent to 40.976 million tons, export - - by 0.4 percent to 18.571 million tons.