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MOSCOW, May 1. /TASS/. Russia’s major gas company Gazprom is reported to supply 66.2 billion cubic meters of gas (bcm) from January 1 to April 30, up 14.9% (8.6 bcm) as compared to the same period in 2016, to countries that are not former Soviet republics, the company said on Monday.
"In particular, exports to countries in North-West and Central Europe have surged, e.g. by 16.8% to Germany, by 82.3% to Austria, by 53.6% to Hungary and by 27.4% to Denmark," Gazprom said.
Gas production went up by 13% (18.7 bcm), to 162.6 bcm.
Earlier, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee Vitaly Markelov said that Gazprom planned to boost gas production by 2.7% to 430.44 bcm as compared to last year’s indicators. The record gas output -1,535.6 bcm per day - was set on December 2, 2016, he said.