Exploration & Production

No growth expected for Russian gas output in 2018 – Gladkov

Russia’s gas output could be slightly lower in 2018 than in 2017, the head of Russia’s Department of Oil and Gas Production and Transport has said.
By Staff reporter 6 December 2017 0 28686

Russia’s gas output could be slightly lower in 2018 than in 2017, Alexander Gladkov, head of Russia’s Department of Oil and Gas Production and Transport, told reporters.

Deputy Energy Minister Kirill Molodtsov had previously said his ministry expects Russia to produce 690 billion cubic metres of gas in 2017, up from the previous figure of 670 bcm forecast in September.

"I think that [gas production next year] will be somewhere around the same level [as in 2017], maybe a little lower," Gladkov said.

"We felt that...