MOSCOW, August 02, /ITAR-TASS/. Natural gas production in Russia in January-July 2014 decreased by 1.7 percent year on year to 374.689 billion cubic metres, the control centre of the fuel and energy sector said on Saturday.
Gas production in July fell by 7.4 percent year on year to 42.681 billion cubic metres.
Gazprom’s gas production in July dropped by 14.8 percent to 25.124 billion cubic metres.
Since the beginning of the year, the company reduced gas production by 4.7 percent to 260.881 billion cubic metres.
At the same time, Russia’s three leading independent gas companies increased their production in 2014: NOVATEK by 7.5 percent to 36.314 billion cubic metres; Rosneft by 7.9 percent to 31.225 billion cubic metres; and LUKOIL by 2.6 percent to 10.74 billion cubic metres.
Oil and gas condensate production in Russia in July decreased by 0.3% year on year to 43.94 million tonnes.
At the same time, the production of oil and gas condensate in the first seven months of the year increased by 0.8% to 304.9 million tonnes.
Oil supply to the domestic market in July grew by 21.5% year on year to 24.8 million tonnes. In the first seven months of the year, 168 million tonnes of oil were supplied to the domestic market, an increase of 5.5% from 2013.
Oil export to the near abroad in the seven months of 2014 decreased by 22.2% to 13.1 million. Oil supplies to the far abroad dropped by 2.6% year on year to 117.3 million tones.
Oil export in July dropped by 4.3% year on year to 18.2%
Overall oil export in January-July decreased by 5% to 68.5 million tonnes.
Coal production in Russia in July 2014 decreased by 2.9 percent year on year to 27.404 million tonnes.
Coal production dropped by 2.4 percent since the beginning of the year to 195.322 million tones.
At the same time, coal export in July increased by 10.3 percent to 13.158 million tonnes, including to the far abroad by 9.3 percent to 11.9 million tonnes and to the near abroad by 22.9 percent to 1.166 million tonnes.
Russia imported 1.982 million tonnes in July, a decrease of 7.7 percent.
Since the beginning of the year, the export of coal increased by 11.7 percent to 89.65 million tonnes, import decreased by 15.8 percent to 14.423 million tonnes.