The injection into underground gas storage (UGS) in Europe lags behind that of last year by 12%, But Gazprom has no doubt that the European partners will pump the necessary Volume of gas, is demonstrated by the growth of gas supplies to the European Union in September, said the head of "Gazprom" Alexey Miller in an interview Last news the results of the meeting with the EC in Vienna.
"The volume of injection in the vault under the earth Europe is lagging behind last year by 12%. And this against the background of increasing gas consumption in the EU. For the first half of the gas consumption increased by 8, 3%. Of course, there is an explanation, as in the past year, in winter, the selection of stores was higher than normal. Selected was 1, 8 times more. But in contrast to Ukraine, we have confidence that our European partners will pump the necessary Volume of gas in UGS. This is evidenced by the Volume of exports of " Gazprom ". For the 1st decade of September deliveries of marketable gas to the European Union increased by 24, 1% compared with last year, " said Miller.
He also specifically said the growth of gas supplies from Russia to Germany." in the first half we came out on a record - breaking 21, 5 billion cubic meters, is 28, 5% of all our exports, " said Miller.