In the monthly monitoring by the Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation reported on the results of the 2015 gas Production in the country will make up 626 billion cubic meters, which is 13, 2 billion cubic meters lower than in 2014 and $ 4 billion below the projected first volume.
according to the results of 2015 is predicted not only the reduction in Russian gas production, and gas Production specifically Gazprom group – to 414 billion cubic meters, which is significantly below the forecast of the organization itself (450 billion cubic meters).
the reduced forecast was "due to the increasing trend of falling gas production during the first half of 2015," according to the report, which was published on Tuesday, the Ministry of economic development of Russia." Production of natural and associated gas in the first half of 2015 decreased to 311, 3 billion cubic meters (93, 4% of the corresponding period of 2014) by reducing the production plants of Gazprom group 13, 1% to 209, 2 billion cubic meters (according to the Ministry of energy), while their share in the total volume of production continues to decline. The independent oil producers and organizations maintain the trend of increasing gas production, " says the Mayor. Deteriorated "based on existing trends," and is designed by the Ministry forecast exports of natural gas from Russia in 2015 – 178 billion cubic meters to 164, 6 billion cubic meters (5, 5% lower than in 2014). The report reveals that since the beginning of the current year " the mining industry has provided a weakly negative trend ", and " the volume of Gazprom continued to decline at a remarkable pace, It is connected not only with a decrease in exports and a reduction of domestic demand (consumption decreased by 0, 3% compared to 2014)." It may well be that in the 2nd half of the year the situation will improve, because the Main consumers will have to replenish its underground gas storage facility (describe IOPS in terms) ", - says the Mayor. The report notes that by July 2015 the underground gas storage in the EU member States managed to fill only 45%, and the Ukrainian – 40%. This gives you the opportunity to wait pent-up demand in the amount of 12 to 17 billion cubic meters of gas, according to analysts, the Mayor.