The production of gas in Russia in 2018 is expected at a record level – over 700 billion cubic meters. m, said the head of the oil and gas production department at the Ministry of Energy, Alexander Gladkov, at the Russian Gas Forum. This is the RBC correspondent.
"For LNG, we will start producing almost 20 million tons," added Gladkov. According to him, the level of gasification in the country by the end of the year will be 66-68%.
According to him, in 2018, 17 billion cubic meters will be sold on the stock exchange. meters of gas, in 2017 this figure exceeded 20 billion cubic meters. More than 95% of the gas supplied to the stock exchange by Gazprom. "It depresses us that it is now actually a single-brand market, and we hope that their number will be expanded," said Gladkov.
He also said that the share of gas in the global energy balance will grow. According to him, by 2035 the share of renewable energy and gas sources will increase compared to oil (from 23 to 26%).
In 2017, according to the Ministry of Energy, 691.1 billion cubic meters were produced in Russia. meters of gas, of which natural gas – 605.7 billion cubic meters. m, and associated gas – 85.4 billion cubic meters. m.