ST. PETERSBURG, November 24. /TASS/. Gas supplies of Russia’s biggest gas producer Gazprom via the Nord Stream pipeline currently exceed the projected capacity by 10%, Deputy Board Chairman Vitaly Markelov said Friday.
"As of today the maximum volume of gas of 164.7 mln per day is delivered via the pipeline to northern Germany, which exceeds the projected capacity by 10%," he said.
According to Markelov, the company is on track to reach a record level of gas supplies to Europe this year.
It also plans to double supplies following the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction, he said.
"Gas supplies via Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 will double by 2019 to 110 bln cubic meters, which will allow us to satisfy Europe’s huge demand," he said.
In 2016, Gazprom increased gas production to 419.07 bln cubic meters. The company also boosted exports to Europe by 12.5% to 179.3 bln cubic meters.