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MOSCOW, August 14, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s gas giant Gazprom increased its gas exports to Europe in January-June 2014 by 2.5% on the same period last year to 80.84 billion cubic metres, the company said in its report on Wednesday.
Gas exports to Western Europe in January-June 2014 went up by 4.3% to reach 64.75 billion cubic metres.
Among key buyers of Russian gas are Germany (18.162 billion cubic metres), Italy (14.214 billion cubic metres) and Turkey (14.074 billion cubic metres). Germany however decreased its import of Russian gas in the first six months of 2014 by 11.8%, while Italy and Turkey increased imports by 8.5 and 9.1%, respectively.
Gas export to Central Europe stood at 16.088 billion cubic metres. Key gas importers in Central Europe are Poland (5.085 billion cubic metres), Hungary (3.013 billion cubic metres), the Czech Republic (2.615 billion cubic metres) and Slovakia (2.556 billion cubic metres).